Embry–Riddle congratulates 2017 alumnus John Maris, Ph.D., for his induction into the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame (CAHF) at a ceremony in Calgary, Alberta, on June 7.
Maris is a published author on a wide range of aeronautics subjects, holds numerous worldwide patents and serves on the boards of a range of academic and public sector agencies. In 2005, He was awarded Canada’s oldest aeronautical prize, the prestigious Trans-Canada (McKee) Trophy for his contributions to Canadian aerospace.
In 2006, Maris was presented with an Aviation Week and Space Technology Laureate at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia, the companion facility of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC.
Maris career began as a Canadian Armed Forces antisubmarine pilot and test pilot, then continued as a team leader in the Canadian Space Agency and as a key person in the development of the robotic arm used on the International Space Station. He is currently the President of Marinvent Corporation, a Canadian aerospace firm based in Montreal.
Antonio Cortés, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in the College of Aviation, represented Embry–Riddle at the induction ceremony. Cortés was Dr. Maris’ dissertation advisor and one of several who nominated Maris for induction into the CAHF.
Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame, based in the Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada, commemorates and honors those whose accomplishments in aviation contributed so much to Canada's development as a nation.
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