CFISU 1998 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
Marlene is currently pursuing a Medical Degree at McGill University. Previously, she attended Champlain Regional College and received a D.E.C. in Pure and Applied Sciences. Marlene works part-time at the Aerospace Medical Research Unit of McGill University. Last summer she worked on a research project entitled "Spinal Cord Excitability in Space". Her winter project focussed on "Vestibular Suppression and its Spontaneous Recovery in the Absence of Head Movement". She also works as an Intern and Project Coordinator for the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia, where she coordinates medical students in Canada to work in hospitals and orphanages, with refugees, and to help distribute medical supplies. She has received bursaries from The Medical Research Council of Canada for research in Aerospace Medicine and from The Association of Colleges and Universities of Canada for a project in Armenia. She was a James McGill Scholarship recipient (1995 and 1996) and received the 3rd Highest Achievement Award from Champlain Regional College (1995). Marlene has competed in provincial and international judo competitions and ranked in the top three. She plays piano and violin. She speaks English, French, Spanish and Armenian and has recently begun studying Russian.
Denise is studying Medicine at the University of Toronto. She has completed a Ph.D. in Pathology at Queen's University and a B.Eng. in Fuels and Material Engineering at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC). In the past, Denise has worked as a Research Assistant at the Kingston Regional Cancer Centre, as a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at RMC and as a Demonstrator and Lecturer in the Department of Anatomy at Queen's University. She has spent two summers doing Aeronautical Engineering Practical Phase Training. She is a recipient of the Ivan Smith Scholarship (1997) and The American Society of Photobiology Travel Award (1994 and 1996). Denise is the co-author of numerous articles and conference abstracts. She plans on pursuing Post-Graduate Studies in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. Denise enjoys scuba diving, running, swimming and horseback riding.
Thomas has just completed a B.Sc. (honours) in Applied Mathematics and Physics at the University of Saskatchewan. This past summer, he worked as a Defence Research Assistant with the Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, where he used commercially available software to simulate nonlinear systems with chaotic and non-chaotic solutions. Thomas is the recipient of the Jack Spencer Gordon Middleton Scholarship (Physics) and the James F. Mathison Memorial Scholarship (Physics) (1997), as well as a University of Saskatchewan Honours Scholarship (1996 and 1997). He was awarded the Highest Mark in a Canadian Association of Physicists Prize Exam at the University of Saskatchewan (1997) and Meritorious Standing in a Mathematical Contest in Modeling (1997). Thomas is planning to begin Graduate Studies in Operations Research this fall, with the ultimate goal of earning a Ph.D. He is an avid reader of books on space and physics.
Céline has completed a Master's degree in Chemistry at the Université Laval and a Bachelor's degree in Physics at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. She is currently self-employed as a consultant, editor and trainer. Celiné's work focusses on preparation of teaching materials, designing and evaluating science education programs and training and supervising textbook authors. Previously, Céline taught physics and chemistry at the college level. She has edited a number of physics and chemistry study guides. She has also translated technical texts and school science manuals from English to French. She was awarded a Post-Graduate Scholarship from CRSNG and the Laurent Lapointe Ltée Scholarship. Céline is currently working with several colleagues on a science textbook focussing on space research.
Jonathan is pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC). He has a B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering, also from the RMC. As a Captain in the Canadian Armed Forces, he works as a Research Assistant, primarily with the Search and Rescue Research Team focussing on Degradable Chaff and Chaff for Search and Rescue Applications. In addition, Jonathan is a Tactical Helicopter Pilot and Security Officer. He also acts as a Thesis Supervisor for 4th year Chemical Engineering and a Tutor for 1st year Chemistry. Jonathan is a Member of the Executive Committee of the Centre for Space Research at RMC. He has published a number of articles on Chitosan Fibers and gave a presentation on "Degradable Chaff from Chitosan Fibers" to the 7th International Conference on Chitin and Chitosan, in Lyon France (1997). Jonathan is a Masters swimming coach, advanced scuba diver and amateur photographer. He also enjoys downhill skiing, squash, running, cycling and soccer.
Isabelle is completing a M.Eng. in Aerospace Engineering, specializing in Space Technologies at the École Polytechnique de Montréal. She has completed her Bachelor of Applied Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, also at École Polytechnique de Montréal. As well, she participated in a Student Exchange Program for four months with the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the United States. As part of her Master's program, she is working as a Co-op Student for the Canadian Space Agency as a Research Engineer. Her research projects focus on developing applications for the control of flexible space manipulators and the control of vibrations in space structures. Previous to this, Isabelle worked as a Junior Mechanical Engineer for a company in Montréal. Isabelle was the recipient of scholarships offered by La Fondation Asselin for the Advancement of Sciences and Technology, the Canada Scholarship, awarded to students holding remarkable academic results and the Excellence Scholarship offered by Abitibi-Price for the highest achieving student. She is a member of SEDS (Students for Exploration and Development of Space), the CASI and AIAA. Isabelle is an amateur astronomer. She also enjoys sailing, skiing and cycling. She is bilingual and is currently studying German.
Maryam has completed her Ph.D. in Transplantation Immunology at the University of British Columbia. She is presently a Post-Doctorate Fellow there. She has completed a B.Sc. in Microbiology, also at the University of British Columbia. The main focus of her research is to investigate the role of APA in platelet activation, using the serums collected from patients suffering from thrombosis. Maryam was awarded the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Society Scholarship (1995-1997). She has published numerous articles and abstracts relating to her area of specialty. In addition to English, she speaks Persian and has a working knowledge of Spanish and Arabic. Maryam engages in a number of hobbies including flamenco and folk Persian dancing, aerobics, running, cycling and snowboarding.
Claude Boullevraye de Passillé
Claude is a Registered
Architect and Designer. He received a Professional Diploma in
Architecture from the École Spéciale d'Architecture in France,
as well as a BA of Environmental Design from the Université du
Québec à Montréal. Most recently, Claude designed and
project-managed a 1700m
2 office renovation in a Montreal downtown building. In May 1995, he had a Solo Architecture Show entitled "A New Centrality for Montreal" in Paris. He is presently preparing a multi-discipline group architecture exhibition in Paris for the 1999 "Québec Saison". Claude is also writing a series of articles on urban centrality to be published in Architecture d'Aujourd'hui. He received a second prize at École Spéciale d'Architecture's Best Diploma of the Year Competition in Paris and a first prize at an Architecture Québec competition in Montréal. In addition to English and French, Claude is thoroughly conversant in Italian and has a working knowledge of Japanese and German.
Soeren is currently studying towards his Ph.D. at the University of Waterloo in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Microwave Engineering. He has completed a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Radio-Frequency Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, both from the University of Hannover. He is an Advance Member of the Technical Staff with the COM DEV Space Group. He specializes in the design and testing of superconductive planar microwave circuits, as well as the development of computer software for computer-aided synthesis of complex planar microwave circuits. Soeren was awarded The Faculty Graduate Scholarship four times between 1995 and 1996. He received a second place prize in a German National Competition to the Scientific Rising Generation with a paper on " The Simulation of Environmental Occurrences for Prognosing Global Tendencies". Soeren speaks English, German and Latin. He enjoys photography, travelling and outdoor activities.
Rob is a 1990 graduate of Simon Fraser university, where he majored in English. From 1990-1994 he served with the Canadian Forces as a maritime patrol navigator doing anti-submarine warfare. In 1995 he developed the Air Force web site. In 1996 Rob enrolled in medical school at the University of Winnipeg in Manitoba and completed his first year in July 1997. Rob will continue to serve with the Forces upon graduation.
Wade Larson is Manager, International Organizations, at the Canadian Space Agency in Montreal, where he has worked for three and a half years. Some of his responsibilities include coordinating the diplomatic aspects of govermment-to-govermment space relationships with countries in Latin American and Asia, mana ging Canada's participation in the United nations' Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) in Vienna, and providing export support to Canadian space companies around the world. He is currently working on an MBA in Strategic Management (McGill University), has a M.A. in History and International Relations (University of British Columbia) and has a B.A. in History (Trinity Western University). He is married and has a one-year-old son.