About Us

The CSDCMS is a federally-incorporated not-for-profit organisation, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The CSDCMS has applied to become a registered charity in 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 the Vice-President of Strategic Capital at a Vancouver renewable energy company. 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 a Vice-President of Mitacs Inc., the industry-academia funding organisation.

Karen Pooni, C.P.A., C.G.A., (CSDCMS Treasurer) worked at Boeing for 14 years. She is now a Senior Finance and Operations Leader, as well as a long-time space enthusiast.

 

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.