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Toronto Metropolitan University

Rocketry Conference 2024

Launch into the Future: Canada's Premier Student Rocketry Conference Takes Flight this Saturday

Date: March 16, 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm

LocationCentre for Urban Innovation, 44 Gerrard St East, Toronto

In a groundbreaking event set to define the next frontier of aerospace exploration and innovation, Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) proudly hosts Canada's inaugural Student Rocketry Conference this Saturday. A collaboration between MetRocketry, the university’s student club promoting aerospace, and Launch Canada, an industry-partnered grassroots rocketry initiative, carves out a pivotal space for 100+ students, engineers, and visionaries at the Centre for Urban Innovation on Saturday, March 16, from 9am to 5pm.

The conference will distinguish itself with a stellar assembly of speakers from across the nation and beyond. Among them,


Conference Chair

Wintta Ghebreiyesus, PhD student at TMU has participated in the TMU Rocketry Club and serves as a judge at the Inaugural Launch Canada Challenge. Her experiences underline a deeper commitment to fostering a vibrant and collaborative space and rocketry community across Canada. Transitioning from a competitor to a supporter, her story is a mirror to the evolving landscape of Canadian aerospace—an arena brimming with innovation and passion.

Government Official

Patrice Barnes, MPP, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Education, and a former DDSB School Trustee, will bring a governmental perspective to the forefront, emphasizing the importance of integrating advanced space technologies and education.

Opening Speaker

Adam Trumpour, Founder and President of Launch Canada, and a gas turbine and rocket propulsion professional, will share invaluable insights into the challenges and triumphs of rocket engineering.

Closing Speaker

Rahul Goel, Founder and CEO of Nordspace, a trailblazer in developing orbital class launch vehicles, satellite services, and advanced robotics, will highlight how space technologies are pivotal in advancing life on Earth.

Our line-up of industry presenters includes:

Karina Sapelnikova – Propulsion Engineer at RFA, Rocket Factory Augsburg

William Pirie – Internship Experience at CTI, Cesaroni Technology Inc.

University and student presenters include:

Joel Godard and Thomas Fairhead, Waterloo Rocketry, Waterloo University

Ben Kubica and Shivesh Maraj – Metropolitan Aerospace Combustion Hub, TMU

Emily Lai – Ontario Tech Space and Rocketry, Ontario Tech University

Nathan Liu – Metropolitan Aerospace Rocket Society, TMU


Zahra Hassanali – High school student at NASA HUNCH, Victoria Park CI

“This unique conference will be historical and promise an exchange of knowledge,” said Wintta Ghebreiyesus, conference coordinator and PhD student at Toronto Metropolitan University. “With presentations spanning technical achievements, educational pathways, and industry experiences, attendees will leave equipped with a broader perspective and inspired to contribute to Canada's ascending trajectory in the global aerospace sector.”

Your Invitation to Witness History - We extend a warm invitation to enthusiasts, professionals, and students from every corner of the country to register for this unprecedented event.

For more information, please reach out to Wintta Ghebreiyesus, conference coordinator at or 289-423-4147.

Register HERE

Saturday, March 16, 2024

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Note: Event details are subject to change. Please refer to the official Eventbrite page for the most up-to-date information.


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