Congratulations to #McGill grad, former CSA astronaut Julie Payette on her appointment as the next Governor General of Canada!
Payette will follow David Johnston, who was Principal of McGill from 1979 to 1994, and who has served as Governor General since 2010, in the vice-regal post. “We’re delighted that another McGillian has been named to be Canada’s Governor General. Julie Payette has exemplified the determination, dedication and generosity required of such a position and has accomplished so much in her illustrious career as Canada’s second woman in space,” Principal Suzanne Fortier said. “I am sure all members of the McGill community join me in congratulating her on her appointment and on wishing her well as she takes up these important duties. Bravo!” #mcgill #mcgillalumni #engineering #astronaut #gg #canada #ToTheMoon