News and Events - archive


Event: 21st March 2018, Brussels


This consultancy has just successfully concluded a high-level study commissioned by the European Commission (EC) on the subject of facilitating collaborative work and enhancing management and sharing of knowledge at the EC. The findings, conclusions, and recommendations of this Knowledge Mgmt. study were presented to a cross-directorate audience at the EC in Brussels.

Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu National College

Event: 31st October / 1st November 2017 Montreal


In connection with the Science Centre project proposed by the Buzau Rotary Club, Dr Kass was invited to deliver a series of inspirational lectures in Buzau Romania. The first lecture was at the renowned Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu National College, while the second was at Bioterra University.


Event: 1st April 2017, Brussels


This consultancy was recruited by the European Commission (EC) in Brussels to carry out a high-level study on the subject of facilitating collaborative work and enhancing management and sharing of knowledge at the EC.

mars one

Book Release: 23rd February 2016, Dallas, Texas


Mars One: Humanity's Next Great Adventure’ published by BenBella, explores the various human dimensions of Mars One’s planned expeditions to Mars. Kass, who is contributing author as well as editor of this exciting tome, is also an advisor to the Mars One project.

Glen Hospital panorama

Event: 22nd December 2015, Montreal


Dr Kass was invited by the President and Executive Director of McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), Mr Normand Rinfret, on a tour of the MUHC’s newest and largest facility, the Glen site, which Mr Rinfret personally conducted. The MUHC is a teaching hospital and one of the largest medical institutions in Canada.


Event: 17th December 2015, Montreal


Bombardier Aerospace division in Montreal invited Dr Kass to address their C-Series team on the experiences gathered along a career of over 30 years in the domain of human spaceflight. Dr Kass talked about his exciting career and lessons learned in this challenging domain.


Event: 18th June 2015, Brussels


The European Commission (DG-GROW) held a high-level conference on the subject of giving a Second Chance to honest failed entrepreneurs, which is one of the priorities of the European policy for SMEs and entrepreneurship. A session on Entrepreneurship Education was moderated by James Kass.

Agnico Eagle gold mining

Event: 5th July 2015, Toronto, Canada


Dr Kass was flown in to Agnico Eagle HQ in Toronto, Canada, for a meeting with CEO Sean Boyd and president Ammar al-Joundi, to discuss the potential introduction of a Lessons Learned system at Agnico Eagle. The meeting was organized by Agnico Eagle Senior Vice-President, Human Resources, Jean-Luk Pellerin, who also participated at the meeting.

Concordia university logo

Event: 3rd June 2015, Montreal


A public lecture was made by Dr Kass at his alma mater of his first university degree, on his exciting career in human spaceflight. He was invited on the occasion of the Concordia Univesity’s Summer Research Institute, whose theme for 2015 was Space.


Event: 1st June 2015, Brussels


As part of the European Commission’s Learning week, Dr Kass delivered a lecture on the subject of “Learning from mistakes”, followed by a workshop. The events were well attended – indeed, the presentation was oversubscribed!

Concordia university logo

Event: 3rd June 2015, Montreal


Dr Kass has been invited to conduct a session at Concordia Univesity’s Summer Research Institute 2015. The session will start with a talk open to the public, which will be followed by a more intimate interactive session with the students.


Event: 1st June 2015, Brussels


The European Commission’s Learning and Development Unit (DG Human Resources and Security) has invited Dr Kass to make a presentation and conduct a workshop on the subject “Learning from mistakes”. This workshop is part of a Learning Week organized by this unit.