DANIEL A. REY
Daniel is pursuing a doctoral degree with the Centre for Intelligent Machines at McGill University's Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. He completed his S.M. from the Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, M.I.T. in 1992. His research focuses on the dynamics and control of robotic systems and intelligent structures. Daniel was a principal investigator for Canada's first Get Away-Special flight experiment aboard the U.S. Space Shuttle in 1985. Through the co-operative education program at the University of Waterloo he worked at Telesat Canada, as a robotics engineer at the Canadian Space Agency, and at the MATRA Space Branch in Toulouse, France. He has been a member of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute since 1987, the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics since 1989, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - Robotics and Automation Society since 1993. Among his awards and scholarships include the Max Bell Open Major Fellowship, Bourse d'études doctoral FCAR, the 1987 Canadian SEDS Scholarship, and the Creative Young Canadian Award in 1984. His interests include cross-country skiing, scuba diving, and flying gliders. Daniel was born in Canada and lives in Ottawa.
Mathias was recently employed as a sessional lecturer in the Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Carleton University. Prior to this, he completed a Bachelor and Master's degree in Aerospace Engineering from Carleton University. His academic research has focused on the mechanics of dynamics and a certain class of satellite manoeuvre. Among some of his scholarships and awards are the John Ruptash Memorial Fellowship (Carleton University), an NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship, and the Association of Professional Engineers Ontario Medal for Academic achievement. Mathias has held the positions of Chair, Co-Chair and Executive Member of the Aeronautics & Space Club. He was born in Canada and resides in Ottawa.
Johanne is pursuing a Master's degree in Spacecraft Dynamics at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies. She is designing a station-keeping system for a free-floating microgravity research experiment. Johanne is a member of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute, Vice-Chair of the Engineering Science Club at the University of Toronto, and was the 1995 recipient of the Canadian Memorial Foundation Scholarship. In 1990, she attended the U.S. Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. Johanne has been actively involved in committees for the advancement of women in engineering and has taken road trips across Canada speaking to elementary and secondary students about science. Fluently bilingual, she is currently taking German language courses. Johanne was born in Canada and lives in Willowdale, Ontario.
MARC ANTHONY ABELA
Marc is pursuing his Master's degree in the field of Computer Graphics and Image Processing at Tokyo University, Japan. His Bachelor degree is in Aerospace Engineering. Marc has worked at the Canadian Space Agency - Canadian Astronaut Program as a project engineer. This experience allowed him the opportunity of participating in the Space Shuttle program on STS-71 & STS-74 missions. Marc has also been a Canadian Space Agency Ambassador. Among his academic awards include the 1995 Japanese Mombusho Bursary and the 1995 Certificat d'Excellence Leonard de Vinci (École Polytechnique de Montreal). In addition to speaking French and English fluently, Marc is also well-versed in Japanese, Russian and Arabic. Marc was born in Canada and currently lives in Montreal.
KEVIN EDWARD FORKHEIM
Kevin is pursuing his M.D. at the University of Manitoba, specializing in space medicine and computers in medicine. He recently completed a Master's of Computer Science, focusing on computer applications in medicine and biodiagnostics. Kevin is a member of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute and the Aerospace Medical Association. Among his academic awards are a 1994-95 NSERC scholarship for Master's level research, and a 1991 NSERC Undergraduate Research Award. In 1993, he placed 2nd in both the Junior and Senior Speaking Competition at the University of Manitoba. Kevin was born in Canada and lives in St. Andrews, Manitoba.
Lara graduated from the Institut des Hautes Études Internationales at the University of Paris, with an advanced research diploma in international law, specializing in telecommunications. She received her L.L.B. at the University of Ottawa specializing in communications law. Lara participated in the Seminar on the United Nations and International Affairs in 1985. She is currently completing her articling with the Canadian Radio-Television & Telecommunications Commission. Lara was born in Great Britain and lives in Ottawa.
Li-Te is completing his Master of Applied Science in Systems Design Engineering (May 1996) at the University of Waterloo. His thesis focused on tactile feedback for delicate operations in virtual reality. Through the co-op program at Waterloo University, Li-Te interned as a scientific programmer and analyst at the Institute for Space and Terrestrial Science and a digital systems engineer at Aim Technology. He has been a member of the Planetary Society since 1988 and an executive member of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute in Waterloo. Li-Te was a recipient of an NSERC scholarship in 1994-95. He is also a classical piano soloist who enjoys playing Chopin and Liszt. Li-Te was born in Canada and lives in Brossard, Quebec.
CHRISTOPHER PAUL BARRINGTON-LEIGH
Christopher has recently begun pursuing his Doctorate in Applied Physics at Stanford University and is focusing on space physics. He completed his S.B. in physics at M.I.T. Through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), Christopher has worked as at the M.I.T. Centre for Space Research and the M.I.T. Plasma Fusion Center. While at M.I.T. he held the posts of Cabin Manager, Vice-President and President of the M.I.T. Outing Club. Christopher is amember of the Planetary Society and Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS). He also attended the U.S. Space and Rocket Centre in Hunstville, Alabama in 1991. Christopher was born in West Germany and lives in Edmonton, Alberta.