Christine Marton, SSP 1991

Christine Marton is currently a sessional instructor and doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto Faculty of Information. Christine has an honours bachelor of science in human biology from the University of Toronto, a Masters of Science in Biology from York University, where she studied human eye movements in response to large moving visual stimuli at the Centre for Vision Research, also, at that time, part of the Human Performance in Space Lab of the Institute for Space and Terrestrial Science, a Masters of Information Studies from the University of Toronto, and a teaching degree from the Faculty of Education at McGill University.

Christine attended the 1991 ISU Summer Session Program in Toulouse France and was co-editor of the Crew Health section of the International Manned Mars Mission project report. She is the past president (1993) of the Canadian Alumni of the International Space University (CAISU), and past president of the University of Toronto Chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS), 1987-1989. At that time, she was the winner, with several UT SEDS members, of The Planetary Society's student essay contest. Christine is also the founder and past president of the York University chapter of SEDS, and co-founder of SEDS-Canada as a federally incorporated national organization in the early 1990s (with H. Peter White) with chapters at the elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels across Canada. She is also a former member and conference organizer for several space advocacy organizations, including, The Planetary Society, National Space Society, and Canadian Space Society.

Christine has had an eclectic career path in secondary school education (science, chemistry and biology); hospital health records; medical librarianship, and information science instruction and research. Her interests are: research on health information seeking on the Web, electronic health records, space exploration, and chess.