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Member - Maria Rey

Maria Rey, Vice President and Chief Science Officer, Space Strategies Consulting Ltd.

Maria Rey holds a B.Sc. from Dalhousie University and an M.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia.  She is a graduate of the Department of National Defence’s (DND’s) National Strategic Studies Program. Ms. Rey has over 30 years of experience in space-based remote sensing technologies.  She retired from the Canadian Government in 2014 as the former Director General, Science and Technology (S&T) for Joint Force Development within Defence Research and Development Canada, the research branch of DND.   Reporting to the Assistant Deputy Minister for Science and Technology, Ms. Rey acted as the senior Scientific Advisor to DND in Joint Force Development and was responsible for formulating and delivering the defence S&T investment in C4ISR technologies. She joined the C-CORE Board in 2017.