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Bright Side of Business: Telesat launches Indigenous Fellowship Program to strengthen its team – Ottawa Business Journal

February 6, 2023

Four years ago, Stephen Hampton was pulled into working at Telesat after he heard about its Lightspeed Constellation project, the company’s multibillion-dollar satellite program.

Today, Hampton is involved in launching what some would argue is an equally important initiative that aims to reduce barriers to education and provide career opportunities in the space industry for members of Canada’s Indigenous community.

Telesat’s Indigenous Fellowship program will provide two students with $5,000 scholarships, $15,000 in stipends, and eight-month paid internships at Telesat headquarters in Ottawa or at one of its facilities across Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, Nunavut or Quebec.

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