Born in Glasgow in 1935 to Norah and Harry Low, David spent his early years in Glasgow, Winnipeg and Ottawa with younger siblings Sheila and Graeme. In Ottawa, he attended Lisgar Collegiate where he was an exceptional student and athlete. David excelled in tennis, winning the city finals numerous times. He attended Queen’s University on a scholarship to study chemical engineering. David graduated top of his class and was offered a scholarship at Cambridge University to do his PhD in Physical Chemistry.
On behalf of the Canadian Space Agency, HAL is providing a conceptual model of supply and demand for the space workforce in Canada; quantifying the Canadian space sector’s demand for workers; identifying the current existing and potential new sources of workers; assessing the potential workforce gaps over the coming decade; and offering high-level suggestions as to how these gaps may be filled.
The Genomics R&D Initiative (GRDI) Quarantine and Invasive Species (QIS) project supports coordinated interdepartmental projects for the protection of Canadian biodiversity and trade from the impacts of global change through the improved ability to monitor invasive alien and quarantine species. HAL is working with the National Research Council to measure, in quantitative terms, the economic and market impacts, as well as the return on investment to taxpayers, generated by GRDI-QIS.
HAL is assisting Natural Resources Canada by applying community input to produce a final version of the Pan-Canadian Geomatics Strategy and an Action and Implementation Plan for Round Table members to sign on and commit to as per their roles and responsibilities within the community.