Barbadian Scientist living in Canada to deliver 2013 Sir Winston Scott Memorial Lecture
Frank Collymore Hall, Monday November 25, 2013 8pm
The Central Bank of Barbados today announced that a Barbadian whose pioneering work in telecommunications created a new narrative for Canadians of African descent will deliver the 2013 Sir Winston Scott Memorial Lecture.
Dr. Victor Gooding, Barbadian Olympian and Senior Satellite Systems Scientist at Telesat Canada, will speak on the topic “View from 45 years North: A Barbadian Living in Canada” at the Frank Collymore Hall on Monday, November 25 at 8:00 p.m.
“The unique perspectives of Barbadians abroad represent valuable and important contributions to the dialogue on the country’s social and economic development efforts”, Dr. Gooding commented days before his presentation.
This telecommunications specialist said his audience can expect a presentation on a series of issues ranging from science to education to the international economic crisis.
Gooding grew up in St. Philip before migrating to Canada in 1969 where he has undertaken an array of research and development projects relating to advanced satellite systems and applications. This work includes developing innovative satellite applications such as the delivery of telemedicine to the far North of Canada. Dr. Gooding also managed Telesat’s development and implementation of the high frequency, high capacity Ka-band payload of the Anik F2 Satellite, a project sponsored by the Canadian Space Agency. At the launch in 2004, it was the largest satellite ever built.
The Bank deems it a privilege and honour to have attracted a Barbadian with the international renown of Dr. Gooding to deliver this annual lecture, and encourages everyone to capitalise on an opportunity to interact with this Barbadian trailblazing scientist. The Bank inaugurated the Sir Winston Scott Memorial Lecture in 1976 to celebrate the country’s Independence and to honour our first native Governor General, Sir Arleigh Winston Scott.