A women who attended Canadore College is receiving an award which recognizes women who make outstanding contributions to aviation and aerospace.

Dr. Suzanne Kearns is the 2019 Northern Lights Aero Foundation “Elsie” Award recipient.

Named after aviation pioneer Elsie Gregory MacGill, the award recognizes women across several categories including flight operations.

Dr. Kearns, Associate Professor of Aviation at the University of Waterloo, will receive her award in the fall.

She became a pilot at age 17, she earned a college diploma in helicopter flight training from Canadore and followed that up with a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical science and a master’s in human factors and systems engineering.

(photo by station staff)

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