The People of the OSI


Aaron Boley

Aaron Boley (Canada Research Chair in Planetary Astronomy) is an expert in planet formation and dynamics. His work includes investigating the long-term evolution of planetary systems and their debris (asteroids and comets), observing dust in planetary systems, testing formation mechanisms for meteorite components, and connecting the meteoritic record with planet formation models.

Michael Byers

Michael Byers (Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law) studies the interplay of international law and international relations, especially with respect to armed force, climate change, the oceans, the Arctic, and most recently space. He is currently under contract with Cambridge University Press for a book which will be co-authored with Aaron Boley entitled Who Owns Outer Space? International Law, Astrophysics, and NewSpace.


The OSI network continues to grow. Fellows are natural and social scientists, engineers, lawyers, and policy makers who contribute significantly to OSI projects. Junior Fellows are research assistants, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers who make significant contributions to the OSI.

Junior Fellows


The OSI was co-founded by Aaron Boley, Michael Byers, and David Kendall on a rainy day at UBC.