Eric Choi


Eric Choi is an aerospace engineer and multiple award-winning writer and editor. He is currently a project manager at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Toronto working on the proposed QEYSSat (Quantum Encryption and Science Satellite) mission. Over the course of his aerospace engineering career, he has worked on a number of other space missions including the Phoenix Mars Lander, the Canadarm2 on the International Space Station, the RADARSAT-1 Earth-observation satellite and the MOPITT instrument on the Terra satellite. In 2009, he was one of the Top 40 finalists (out of 5,351 applicants) in the Canadian Space Agency’s astronaut recruitment campaign. He was the creator and co-editor of two speculative fiction anthologies, Carbide Tipped Pens (Tor) with Ben Bova and The Dragon and the Stars (DAW) with Derwin Mak.


April 30, 2016, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mars: Why Do We Want to Go There? - Oakridge
May 1, 2016, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
This Ain't Utopia Planitia: Believable Starship Designs - Markham B
May 1, 2016, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
When Technobabble Goes Wrong - Markham B