We did it!

We are ready for Mission 8 to the International Space Station (ISS)

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News and update

Suzanne Monir wrote on May 16, 2016

We are ready for launch to the ISS

We are heading to Cape Canaveral Kennedy Space Centre on June 27th to watch the SpaceX Dragon containing our experiment head to the ISS.

Suzanne Monir wrote on March 22, 2016

Thinking outside of the globe with Astronaut Jeremy R. Hansen

we are proud to host Lt. Col. Jeremy R. Hansen, one of two Canadian astronauts who will fly to the International Space Station by 2024.

Suzanne Monir wrote on March 20, 2016

the Aerospace Showcase 2016 event

The Aerospace Showcase – was the official unveiling event and awards ceremony featuring UTAT’s latest fleet of aircraft and spacecraft.

Suzanne Monir wrote on January 25, 2016

Microgravity Experiment Succeeded

Ontario High School Students have successfully completed competition for Microgravity Experiment – expected launch date April 2016

Suzanne Monir wrote on May 9, 2015

A Message

All groups worked extremely hard using the Google platform to work collaboratively.

Suzanne Monir wrote on May 5, 2015

Final Projects

Congratulations to everyone the Four Final four teams whom involved in this project on doing truly impressive work!!!

Suzanne Monir wrote on April 30, 2015

Semi Final Projects

Further Congratulations are truly deserved by the extraordinary efforts put forward by the 9 experiments being put forward

Suzanne Monir wrote on April 28, 2015

Honorable Teams

The SSEP deadline was on Apr. 24th, and the review of the experiments is now complete...

Suzanne Monir wrote on April 27, 2015

Projects Judges

We are indebted to the following outside and local talent for helping to be part of our decision board on Monday.

Suzanne Monir wrote on March 1, 2015


A message from the students as they currently work on their ongoing projects.
On April 25th, they will present at the Ontario Science Centre

Suzanne Monir wrote on Febraury 20, 2015

How we started our SSEP program at UTS

Opportunities in education are out there, and sometimes they are just outrageously amazing. While attending the International Astronautical conference in this school year September 2014 (Where our school met Billy Nye and Col. Hadfield), we met some other people involved in education initiatives.

Canadian Space Society featured us on their website

An article about UTS acceptance into the SSEP program is published on the front page of the Canadian Space Society web site! The Canadian Space Society supports and promotes STEM initiatives that promotes design and research skills.

Tweets by @utsoniss

UTS is the first school in Ontario, Canada to participate in the SSEP project; and have experiment preformed in the ISS.


Short history about how the idea came about until today...

  • Our Humble Beginnings

    September 2014

    Our Humble Beginnings

    UTS attends IAC conference where connections were made with Canadian Space Society

  • Research

    October 2014


    Research on site continues and contact with SSEP program directors

  • Realization

    November 2014


    Realization that short timeline and funding may hinder UTS participation

  • Decision

    December 2014


    UTS decides the program is invaluable to students and the entire education community in Canada and works on proposal and methods for raising funds. proposal to SSEP for UTS ideas of mentorship and community are approved by SSEP

  • Crowdfunding

    January 2015


    Crowdfunding and organization of mentors begins

  • Crowdfunding launch

    Febrauary 2015

    Crowdfunding launch

    Begin crowdfunding to raise money on kickstarter for required fund to participate in the program. UTS community work together to make this happen.

  • International Space Station (ISS)

    March 2015

    Preparing for the mission 8 to the ISS!

    We raised enough money to participate in the SSEP Mission 8 to the International Space Station (ISS) this coming Fall 2015. Also there are 35 student research groups formed.

UTS on ISS team

One Team. One Mission

Suzanne Monir

Suzanne Monir

Science Teacher & SSEP Project Manager

Shawn Brooks

Shawn Brooks

Physics Teacher

Kimberly Tran

Kimberly Tran

Education Coordinator

Fransiska  Notowibowo

Fransiska Notowibowo

Education Coordinator

Akayla Campbell

Akayla Campbell

PR Coordinator

Angela Vavitsas

Angela Vavitsas

Science Mentor

Robin Michel

Robin Michel

Art teacher for Patch Contest

Ahmed Nadar

Ahmed Nadar

Web developer and graphic designer behind utsoniss site

Science education is especially exciting when it’s applied to the real world. Our school has the chance to go one step further...Apply it OUT of this world!

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