Catherine Beaudry is a resident of McMasterville, Québec. Catherine is currently studying Economics at Oxford University under a Rhodes scholarship pursuing a Master of Philosophy. As well, she has a B.Sc.A. from École Polytechnique de Montréal in Electrical Engineering. She worked at Spar Aerospace as an electromagnetic development engineerand designed a 10 watt C-band power amplifier. Her special interests are remote sensing and mobile telecommunication. Catherine plays the violin and is a member of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra. She also loves cross-country skiing and won a gold medal at the 1984 Quebec games. Her energy and talents will contribute greatly to ISU this summer.
Yifang Ban resides in Waterloo, Ontario. Yifang is working on her Ph.D. in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems at the University of Waterloo. She has a M.Sc. in Remote Sensing and a B.Sc. in Computer Cartography from Nanjing University in China. She also speaks three languages: Chinese, English and Russian. She worked as a GIS Analyst for PDM Information Technology Inc. designing and creating, among other projects, a database of geological compilation maps. She has won four different scholarships at the University of Waterloo, a Fellowship from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and six other academic achievement awards. Yifang's goal is to apply space technology to managing natural resources and the environment. Her vision and abilities will be of great value to ISU 1994.
RENÉ LANDRY, JR.
KIMBERLY L. BARKER
Kimberly Barker resides in Oakville, Ontario. Kim is an M.Sc. student at the University of British Columbia studying cardiovascular and renal physiology and has a B.Sc.H. in life sciences from Queen's University. She is working as a teaching assistant at UBC, teaches piano, volunteers at the Vancouver Crisis Centre and speaks English, French and German. For two summers Kim worked as a Research Assistant at McMaster University Medical Centre and the Hospital for Sick Children. She has been involved in microgravity experiments to be performed during the IML-2 shuttle mission in July and is interested in cardiovascular deconditioning and other effects of microgravity on the human body during space flight. As well, she worked on a biomedical engineering project in Guyana. Her experience and communications skills will be an asset to the ISU session this summer.
CLAUDIE JENNIFER DURAND
Claudie Jennifer Durand is a resident of Montréal, Québec. Claudie Jennifer is in the doctoral program at McGill university in space applications law. Her thesis is on Space Law and Developing Countries, attempting to determine the legal obligations in sharing benefits of space activities, focussing on the common heritage of humankind and international cooperation. Currently she volunteers at the McGill Legal Information Clinic and previously worked as an intern at DSA International, creating a newsletter on European business law. Claudie Jennifer was born in Quebec and grew up in France. Her LL.M. is from McGill and she studied international law at the University of Paris, Sorbonne. Her knowledge of law and research skills will be valuable at ISU.
Martin Gauthier resides in Beauport, Québec. Martin is currently pursuing his M.Sc. in Space Sciences at Laval University, where he obtained a B.Sc. in Physics. He plans to obtain a doctorate in Planetary Geophysics at the University of Chicago and continuing at the post-doc level. He worked as a research assistant in the university Physics department and has participated in two microgravity research campaigns in Houston with the Canadian Space Agency, weathering over 350 parabolas on NASA's KC-135 aircraft. His microgravity experiments were on fractal aggregates. He hopes to become a professor of planetary geophysics and an astronaut. His research experience and enthusiasm will be a valuable addition to the ISU summer session.
Louise Cleroux is a resident of Deux-Montagnes, Québec. Louise is a Ph.D. student at Laval University studying Mechanical Engineering specializing in Robotics. Her B.Sc.A. and M.Sc.A. are from École Polytechnique de Montréal and she has a Lasalle College Diploma in Clothing Production and a Certificate in Psychology from the University of Montreal. She was a Lecturer at École Polytechnique and worked as a Research Trainee at the Laboratory of Industrial Automatics of the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon in France. Her interest in space began as a hobby. She is working on her Ph.D. project in collaboration with the Canadian Space Agency. She brings a valuable range of skills and talents to ISU.
Gilles Primeau resides in Lachine, Québec. Gilles is working toward completion of his M.Sc.A. in Nuclear Engineering at École Polytechnique de Montréal. His Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics is from Université de Sherbrooke. He is also a Telepresence Specialist at CAE Electronics developing telepresence hardware. He has built and designed rockets since he was a child and is passionate about all space-related activities. His interest and expertise is in visual telepresence as well as high performance long-range space propulsion. He formed an aerospace consulting/ R&D company called AEROCORP Technologies Inc. in 1989, aimed at the visual telepresence market. Gilles also hopes to become an astronaut and dreams of international cooperation in space exploration.
ERIC M. EPSTEIN
Eric Epstein is a resident of Toronto, Ontario. Four years ago, Eric was a volunteer at ISU 1990 in Toronto. Today he is working on his M.A.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies. He obtained his B.A.Sc. from University of Toronto as well. His Master's thesis is in the analysis of finite difference methods for aerospace applications. Eric recently worked as a Developer at Aastra Aerospace where he developed the software to govern the hardware for an experiment designed to grow protein crystals in microgravity on the SPACEHAB module of the shuttle and eventually, the space station. His passion for space and his technical knowledge will be of great value to ISU.
MICHELE S. SHEMIE
Michele Shemie resides in Montréal, Québec. Michele is pursuing a M.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University, where she obtained her B.A.Sc. She is working in the area of dust combustion experimentation conducted in microgravity, doing research on NASA's KC-135 aircraft. In the future, she would like to work on projects that require longer periods of microgravity. In 1992 she worked a summer in Brazil in mechanical engineering design and speaks English, French and Portuguese. Michele plans to work in industry and eventually pursue a Doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering and become a professor. She believes power generation and sustainable development to be the crucial challenges for engineers today and in the future. Michele also loves swimming and music.
JEAN-FRANÇOIS J.L. SIMARD
Jean-François Simard is a resident of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec. Jean-François graduated from Royal Military College with a M.Sc. in Physics (full scholarship) and a B.Sc. in Math and Physics. As well, he has achieved the rank of Captain. He plans to start his Ph.D. in the next year, focussing on experimental space physics or space systems. His special interest is microsatellites and the physics applications to space systems, sensors and microrobotics. Currently, he is a Physics Lecturer at the Department of National Defence, Collège militaire de St-Jean. There he has supervised a space science project on the Marangoni Effect. Running and winning races is his hobby.
STEPHEN S. CHEUNG
Stephen Cheung is a resident of Burnaby, British Columbia. Stephen is working on his Ph.D. in Exercise Science at the University of Toronto. He obtained his M.Sc. in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University and his B.Sc. in Oceanography and Zoology from the University of British Columbia. He worked for two summers as a Defence Research Assistant at the Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine where he completed a research project in environmental physiology. He would like to further develop his research in temperature regulation in humans and environmental physiology, and sees a future doing research in a university environment. Stephen loves science and problem solving.