Our Mission

Mars is far enough away to be a challenge, while close enough in cosmic terms for this generation to explore it. In comparable terms, it is to this generation what Antarctica was to the generation of the early 1900’s.

Canada’s far north is a terrain geologically similar to much of Mars, with its glacial geomorphology and permafrost subsurface. This makes Canadian expertise in northern environments a valuable base from which to learn and explore Mars.

The Mars Society of Canada is a space-advocacy group dedicated to promoting, within Canada, the exploration of Mars by implementing public-outreach programs, by lobbying governments and by carrying out its own technical projects.

Canada has a proud legacy of contributing to space science and innovation. Mars exploration and settlement presents significant opportunity for Canadians to continue this legacy on a new horizon.

knowledge

Knowledge Exchange

Learn about Mars, teach others and exchange insights to inspire and engage

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advocacy

Advocacy

Why is Mars science & exploration important and who you can contact to enable action!

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research

Research

Follow Mars Analog developments and investigate other fascinating projects

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chapters

Start a Chapter

Begin your own chapter and network with other enthusiasts or professionals in your community

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Start a Chapter

The key to our success is the development of local chapters of the Mars Society of Canada.

Keeping up to date with developments online is a great start, but progress requires meeting people and establishing networks.

Do you have a small group of people with an interest in Mars? Would you like to network with more people like yourselves while engaging the public? Are you ready to make a redeeming commitment?

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Glenn Scott
President
Glenn is an experienced polar scientist and bioresource innovator who is presently developing agro-ecological technologies for deployment in harsh, remote environments.
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Evan Plant-Weir
Chairman
Evan is a passionate advocate for space exploration. With a mixed background in academia, technical training and business management, he supports the Mars Society of Canada as co-founder and Director.
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Aastha Kacha
Architectural Concepts Developer
Aastha is contributing towards Artificial intelligent Algorithmic Design, Digital Fabrication and building Technology solutions to inhabit Mars.
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Jin Sing Sia
Mars Engineering Developer
As a 4th year mechanical engineering student at the University of Waterloo, he is applying his growing command of engineering principals to the discussion and analysis of current and future Mars technical endeavours.
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Shaun Dowell
Training Program Developer
As a former Canadian Forces member and avid learner, Shaun has developed skills in electrical systems, small engine repair, wind & solar power generation, animal medicine, welding & metallurgy and computer sciences including the development of VR and AR training.
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