Canadian Foundation for the International Space University
What is CFISU?
The Canadian Foundation for the International Space
University (CFISU) was established in 1987 as a federally-
incorporated non-profit charity. The foundation was the first
national liaison to affiliate itself with
Since that time, many nations have adopted a
liaison model similar to that of CFISU. CFISU's objective is
to promote Canada's participation in the International Space
University (ISU) and to develop a program of Canadian University
CFISU raises private and public funds to sponsor Canadian
students chosen to attend ISU. Since 1988 CFISU has raised
scholarship funds to allow over 50 Canadian graduate students
to attend the ISU summer program. In 1991, CFISU sponsored the
first Canadian university student space conference, which was
held in association with the 42nd Congress of the International
CFISU is governed by a board of Directors representing
both universities and industry. The President of CFISU is Professor
Rod Tennyson, Director of the University of Toronto Institute of
Aerospace Studies. Vice-President is Professor Nicolas N. Matte,
Director-Emeritus of McGill University's Centre for Research in
Air and Space Law. Honorary Chairman is Mr. Larry D. Clarke,
former Chairman of Spar Aerospace Ltd.
CFISU co-hosted the successful 1990 summer session of ISU,
which was held in Toronto and Montreal. CFISU was a supporter of
Canada's effort to provide a permanent home for ISU.
How are Students Selected?
Working under ISU guidelines, and with the assistance of the
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, each fall CFISU
solicits applicants from all disciplines from universities and
colleges, industries and governments around the country. To qualify
for ISU, students must be enrolled in or accepted to an accredited
program of graduate-level study. Individuals with a graduate-level
degree who work in industry are eligible to attend ISU provided
they have not been in the work force longer than five years.
Candidates must be able to converse in English and one other language.
The Foundation convenes a panel of academic advisors to select a
list of scholarship semi-finalists. The panel meets in February and
forwards its recommendations to ISU for final selection. CFISU announces
the final list of scholarship winners in March. The CFISU scholarship
finances all travel and accommodations for Canadian students. Each
scholarship is valued at approximately $20,000 CAN.
Prior to each summer session, CFISU in collaboration with the
Canadian Space Agency arranges a briefing about Canada's space program
for students departing to the ISU summer session. Following the session,
CFISU organizes a symposium at which students present the results of
their work to the Foundation's sponsors.
Canadian Alumni Association
The Canadian Alumni of the International
Space University (CAISU) is a private, non-profit association whose
members are Canadian alumni of ISU. CAISU is active in promoting the
CFISU and ISU programs and in organizing programs of university space-
education in Canada.
How Do I Apply?
Applications are available in mid-October by writing or telephoning:
Scholarships and Exchanges Unit
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
600-350 Albert St.
Ottawa, ON K1R 1B1
tel: (613) 563-1236
fax: (613) 563-9745
For further information about the Foundation and its work, please contact:
Professor Rod Tennyson, President (416) 667-7710
Mr. Ron Freedman, Coordinator (416) 481-7070
List of Supporters
- Canadian Space Agency
- COM DEV
- European Space Agency
- Medical Research Council of Canada
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
- James G. Norton
- Dr. Lucie Stojak
- Mr. John
- The Impact Group
Directors of CFISU (1999)
- Mr. L. D. Clarke (Honorary Chairman)
- Dr. Rod Tennyson (President)
University of Toronto
- Prof. Nicolas Matte, O.C., Q.C., F.R.S.C. (Vice President)
Brouillette Charpentier Fournier
- Dr. Chandra Kudsia
COM DEV International
- Mr. Richard Boudreault
- Dr. Bill Friend
- Mr. James G. Norton
Barrister & Solicitor
- Dr. Christian Sallaberger
Canadian Space Agency
- Prof. Rodolfo J. Slobodrian
- Dr. Robert Thirsk
Canadian Space Agency
- Mr. Christopher G. Trump (Secretary-Treasurer)
- Dr. Bill White
Ryerson Polytechnical University
- Mr. Fred A. Christie
- Dr. Ian Rowe
- Mr. Ian M. Ross
Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute
- Mr. Denis Bourque
Canadian Alumni of the International Space University
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