Julie Payette

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Discipline Electrical/Computer
Year 1990 (MASc.)
Notable Positions
29th Governor General of Canada (Current)


Julie Payette is the 29th and current Governor General of Canada. After completing her undergraduate degree at McGill University in electrical engineering, she completed her masters degree in 1990 at the University of Toronto in computer engineering. She served as chief astronaut for the Canadian Space Agency and as a capsule communicator with NASA. She was sworn in as Governor General on October 2nd, 2017 serving with prime minister Justin Trudeau and Queen Elizabeth II.


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