Astronaut Robert Thirsk Honoured with CBE Legacy Award

Nov. 05, 2017

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CALGARY – The Calgary Board of Education (CBE) Board of Trustees is honoured to announce Dr. Robert Thirsk as the fifth recipient of the CBE’s Legacy Award. The award will be presented at the Public Board Meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Robert Thirsk is a graduate of Lord Beaverbrook High School. He is an astronaut, engineer, physician and the namesake of one of the CBE’s high schools. Thirsk holds the Canadian record for the longest space flight and most time in space.

The CBE Legacy Award celebrates public education in Calgary and the individuals who have contributed to our communities. In every corner of the city, across the country and beyond, CBE alumni have made a lasting impact.

Public education makes a difference in our communities, our country and our world. Legacy Award recipients will embody the work of the public education system and represent the legacy of the CBE: preparing students for life, work and inspiring life-long learning.

Nominations for the Legacy Award are accepted year round. The form is available on the CBE website at

Date Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017
Time 12 PM
Where CBE Education Centre, 1221 – 8th Street. S.W.


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