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About the CSDCMS

The CSDCMS is a registered Canadian charity (account #: 80653 4806 RR0001), headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


Board of Directors


Liliana Barrios has worked in space industry for almost 15 years, including on RapidEye and RADARSAT Constellation Mission, and ISS robotics software. She is an alumnus of the International Space University.


Wayne Ellis attended the Royal Military College of Canada and served for 20 years in the Canadian military. He is now a space industry consultant based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and is the Canadian representative for Analytical Graphics Inc., the makers of System Toolkit (STK).

Gary Hagel is a lawyer specialising in Motor Vehicle and Insurance-related matters, Personal Injury, and general litigation. He has appeared as counsel at all levels of Court in British Columbia.


Wendy Keyzer has been a communications manager in Canadian space industry, and is currently the Manager of Strategy and Business Development Operations at Seaspan ULC.


Adnan Khan, P.Eng., is a management consultant in the renewable energy sector. He is an alumnus of the International Space University.

Jaymie Matthews, Ph.D., is a professor of Astronomy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and is the Principal Investigator on Canada`s MOST space telescope.  He is an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Duncan Phillips (CSDCMS Vice-President) is Manager, Industrial and Regional Benefits at Elomatic Consulting Inc. and Principal at Cooperor Consulting Corporation.

Karen Pooni, C.P.A., C.G.A., (CSDCMS Treasurer) is the Director of Operations for the Geointelligence division of MDA, and a long-time space enthusiast. She previously worked at Boeing for 14 years.


Lawrence Reeves (CSDCMS President) has over 20 years of experience in Canadian space industry, including on the RADARSAT-2, Sapphire, and NEOSSat missions. He is an alumnus of the International Space University.

Michael Unger is the Director of Educational Programmes at the H.R. MacMillan Pacific Space Centre in Vancouver. He is a writer, a performer, and an organiser of Vancouver's "Nerd Night" talks.