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The CASCA 2021 is pleased to announce the availability of dependent care support grants of up to $400 per family to assist conference attendees who will incur additional expenses by virtually attending and/or presenting at the AGM.

Applications must be submitted by April 15 using this form.

Welcome To CASCA 2021

The CASCA 2021 AGM (CASCA2021) is a completely virtual event. The meeting was originally scheduled to be a physical meeting hosted by the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory in Penticton, BC.

The theme for CASCA2021 is Canadian Astronomy: Turning It Up to Eleven. This theme is meant to reflect on the bold vision laid out in the Long Range Plan, which will elevate Canadian astronomy to the next level.

The Online Organizing Committee (OOC) and the Scientific Organizing Committee (SOC) hope to provide you with an engaging conference that is scientifically interesting.

Land Acknowledgement

CASCA acknowledges the Indigenous Peoples whose traditional homelands we currently occupy, work and gather on, including the lands of Hawai'i and Chile, on which Canada has established astronomical facilities and universities that enable us to pursue our research. We encourage participants to contemplate the relationship between their research pursuits and the lands on which they take place. We are privileged to have the opportunity to pursue our research on these lands.

Helen Sawyer Hogg Public Lecture

The CASCA2021 organizers are very pleased to announce that Nobel Laureate Andrea Ghez will be giving the Helen Sawyer Hogg Public Lecture.

Prize and Invited Speakers

Prize Speakers

CASCA Prize Lecture Award Winner
Peter G. Martin Award Sara Ellison
Robert M. Petrie Prize Heino Falcke
John Stanley Plaskett Medal Dr. Ziggy Pleunis
Qilak Award Dr. Jayanne English
Harvey B. Richer Gold Medal Renée Hložek

Invited Speakers

Speaker Affiliation Title
Ninan Abraham UBC What have we been missing in racial equity in academia?
Lisa Campbell Canadian Space Agency TBD
H. Cynthia Chiang McGill Observing the <100 MHz radio sky with ALBATROS
Ivana Damjanov Saint Mary's TBD
Astrid Eichorn CP3-Origins, University of Southern Denmark TBD
Richard Hechter University of Manitoba Winnipeg to Bobcaygeon: Seeing the constellations reveal themselves one star at a time.
Kartheik Iyer Dunlap Institute TBD
Bob Joseph Indigenous Training Inc. 21 Things You Didn't Know About the Indian Act
Kiyoshi Masui MIT A Synoptic View of Fast Radio Bursts with CHIME
Jess McIver UBC TBD
Will Percival Waterloo Cosmology from galaxy clustering: recent results from eBOSS, and a look towards the future
Erik Rosolowsky Alberta The PHANGS view of Star Formation in Nearby Galaxies
Jason Rowe Bishop's TBD