Blogged by Ashton Deroy: July 13th 2017, I am reading the huffington post for the first time ever about Canada’s amazing governor general Julie Payette. In case you didn’t know, this woman has lived an incredible life. Apart from being in the government she is a philanthropist, an advocate for positive technological movements & a lifetime explorer. Here are three things you didn’t know about Julie Payette.
- Julie Payette was the first Canadian woman to go to the International Space Station in 1999. She went up a second time in 2009.
- Payette was awarded an honorary doctorate of science (DSc) from the University of Lethbridge in 2005. (According to WikiPedia)
- Although she is a woman governor general she is not the first woman to hold this role. Julie Payette is the fourth woman to hold the role of governor general in Canada.
To conclude Julie Payette is an incredible woman with a spectacular adventure that lead her to being Canada’s fourth woman to hold the title of Governor General. However I am a huge fan and I do hope this is not the last time we do see her in the news. As you know from previously reviewing Space Between Us & comments on space documentaries on YouTube. I am a huge fan of space travel in both fiction and real life. Which has made me a fan of Julie Payette.
CHIASSON, PAUL . “Julie Payette Named Next Governor General Of Canada.” Huffington post. N.p., 13 July 2017. Web. 13 July 2017. <Huffington Post article >. This is the article that taught me about the incredible journey of Canada’s fourth female governor general Julie Payette from space to government. This article highlights some but not all of this woman’s incredible life journey to being appointed Canada’s governor general. The article was published by PAUL CHIASSON/CANADIAN PRESS and I have to say for the Huffington Post it is a well written article. Previously in other political coverage I have accused this Newspaper of being sensationalist and bluntly wrong in some cases.
Wikipedia. “Julie Payette.” Wikipedia. N.p., 13 July 2017. Web. 13 July 2017. This is the Wikipedia article that informed me about Julie Payette’s educational background, honors achieved & Space flight experience. From this Wikipedia entry you can really gather more on Julie Payette’s incredible journey to such an honorable position within Canada. Wikipedia is a website with multiple contributors per entry so we were not able to include an author credit to this as Wikipedia indexes multiple references, from multiple contributors to ensure accuracy of Wikipedia entries.