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Glenn is a passionate professional with broad experience in project management, proposal development, research and innovation. He has extensive experience with the inception, deployment and delivery of results in major environmental and agricultural research projects. With a strong background in the fields of agricultural innovation, sustainable development, climate change, hydrometeorology and hydroponics, he intends to develop solutions to food insecurity and make contributions to the development of controlled environment life support systems (CELSS).


Furthermore, he has gained extensive technical experience with instrumentation, renewable energy power systems, communications systems, data acquisition systems & web management and is ready to turn ideas into reality.


In support of these goals, he has recently established the research enterprise, PolarPonics which has laid the foundation for the formation of the new start-up, PolarHab. Follow him on his social media links for updates or contact him directly for more information.

In addition to his role as President of the Mars Society of Canada, he is also the Chief Research Officer.

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Anmol is a neuroscientist-turned-entrepreneur who is driven by a passion to innovate in the health sciences to improve people’s lives. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of Nospharma, a biopharmaceutical company with a mission to create novel therapeutics for rare neurological disorders where there is major unmet need.


As the Biotech Venture Associate at District 3, Anmol combines his experience in academic and clinical labs along with his entrepreneurial skills at Nospharma, to provide support to a portfolio of incubated life science start-ups.

He completed his Master of Science and Bachelor of Arts and Science degrees at McGill University and is an alumnus of Smith School of Business (Queen's University) where he was recently awarded his Graduate Diploma in Business.


Geneviève Gariépy obtained a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics from École Polytechnique de Montréal, a master’s degree in physics from the University of Ottawa, and a Ph.D. in physics from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Before joining the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) in 2022, she worked as a systems engineer at ABB. She helped with developing Earth observation instruments, including an instrument to measure greenhouse gases from space.

Dr. Gariépy is currently mission manager at the CSA and responsible for the Arctic Observing Mission, of which one of the objectives is to measure greenhouse gases in northern regions.

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Gabriel is a MSc student focusing on in vitro biosensors, the leader of the AstroYeast Microfarm project funded by the NASA-CSA Deep Space Food Challenge, a member of Concordia University’s iGEM team from 2020 to 2021, and a current iGEM mentor.

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