Julie Payette (Former Canadian Governor): Wiki, Bio, Age, Ex-Husbands, Net Worth

Julie Payette: Wiki, Bio, Age, Parents, Ex-Husbands, Children, Net Worth, Instagram, Twitter, Sibling, Birthplace, Birthday, Nationality & More: Julie Payette is the former Canadian governor which made her stream in the news, working under the president Justin Trudeau. She formerly worked as an engineer and astronaut. Julie was born on October 20, 1963 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Payette has spent more than 25 days in orbit on two spaceflights, STS-96 and STS-127. She was the CSA’s Chief Astronaut and has worked for NASA and the CSA in numerous capacities, including CAPCOM. Julie  was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Montreal Science Centre in Montreal’s Old Port in July 2013. She was named to the National Bank of Canada’s Board of Directors in April 2014.

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Julie Payette Life and Education

Payette was born in the city of Montreal in the province of Quebec to Andre Payette and Jacqueline Payette. She went to Montreal’s elementary and high schools (Collège Mont-Saint-Louis). She also spent three years at Collège Regina Assumpta. In 1982, she graduated from the United World College of the Atlantic in South Wales, United Kingdom, with an International Baccalaureate diploma. Payette studied in McGill University for her undergraduate studies, earning a B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering in 1986 and a M.A.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1990.

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Julie Payette Career

Payette worked as a systems engineer at IBM Canada’s Science Engineering branch from 1986 to 1988. She worked as a teaching assistant and was involved in a high-performance computer architecture project while a graduate student at the University of Toronto from 1988 to 1990. Payette began a one-year visiting scientist appointment at the IBM Research Laboratory in Zürich, Switzerland, in the Communications and Science section in January 1991. In January 1992, she returned to Canada and joined Bell-Northern Research’s Speech Research Group in Montreal, where she was in charge of a study in telephone speech interpretation using computer voice recognition. In June 1992, the CSA chose Payette as one of four astronauts from a pool of 5,330 applicants. She served as a technical advisor on the Mobile Servicing System, an advanced robotics system and Canada’s contribution to the International Space Station, after completing basic training in Canada. [3] Payette founded the Canadian Astronaut Program’s Human-Computer Interaction Group in 1993 and served as a technical specialist on the NATO International Research Study Group on Speech Processing.  In August 1996, Payette reported to the Johnson Space Center to begin mission specialist training. She was assigned to work on technical issues for the Astronaut Office Robotics Branch after finishing one year of training. In the spring of 1998, Payette finished her primary astronaut training. She was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2010. In the year 2000, she was also awarded a Knight of the National Order of Quebec. At the University of Alberta’s fall convocation on November 22, 2006, Payette received an honorary degree, as did the University of British Columbia’s convocation on November 25, 2010.

Julie Payette Personal Life

Julie holds 26 honorary degrees in total. Payette assisted in the carrying of the Olympic flag during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games opening ceremonies in Vancouver, British Columbia. Payette was honoured with the opening of Julie Payette Public School in Whitby, Ontario on September 6, 2011. Payette is the inspiration for the character ‘Anna Johnson’ in the science-fiction novel The 13th Day of Christmas. The book is about the Canadian Space Agency and NASA’s first cooperative expedition to Mars. Payette was given a paperback copy of the book. As far as her marital status is concerned she is a Divorcee with two Ex-Husbands named as Francois Brissette & William Flynn. She is also blessed with a child named Laurier Payette Flynn.

Here is the full bio of Julie, her family, mother, father, Brother, name, age, height in feet, wide, body measurement, Ex- Husbands, Birthplace, high school, College, University, Interest, nationality, Instagram, Children, Famous for, income network, birthyear, Profession, education, Hometown, Net Worth.

Julie Payette Bio, Height, Weight, Profile, Net Worth

Real name Julie Payette
Gender  Female
Age  56
Date of birth October 20, 1963
Birthplace  Quebec, Canada
Nationality  Canadian
Hometown Montreal
Profession Politician and former Astronaut
Height  5 feet and 8 Inches
Weight  65 Kg
College Regina Assumpta
University United World College of the Atlantic, McGill University, University of Toronto
Marital Status Divorced
Educational Qualification International Baccalaureate diploma, B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering,   M.A.Sc. in Computer Engineering
Parents  Andre Payette and Jacqueline Payette
Ex Husbands Francois Brissette, William Flynn
Sibling Maude Payette
Children Laurier Payette Flynn
Famous For 29th Governor General of Canada from 2017-2021
Net worth $5 Million

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Some lesser-known facts about Julie:

  • Julie has been married twice in her life. Firstly she married Francois Brissette from 1992 to 1999.
  • Secondly he married William Flynn in 2001. The couple was blessed with a son Laurier Payette Flynn but unfortunately they got divorced in 2015.
  • She has a sibling sister named Maude Payette
  • Her age is 56 years old. Also, her zodiac sign is Libra.
  • She is the current Governor of Canada. She was recommended by the president.

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