People

Co-directors

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 (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.

Fellows

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.

Timiebi Aganaba

Timiebi Aganaba

ASU, Future of Innovation in Society

Adam Bower

Adam Bower

University of St Andrews, School of International Relations

Roohi Dalal

Roohi Dalal

Princeton University, PhD Candidate, Astrophysical Sciences

Jeffery C. Chancellor

Jeffery C. Chancellor

Louisiana State University, Physics & Astronomy

Gerhard Drolshagen

Gerhard Drolshagen

Space Environment Studies, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg

Mac Evans

Mac Evans

Former President of the Canadian Space Agency

Robin J. Frank

Robin J. Frank

Former Associate General Counsel, NASA

Steven Freeland

Steven Freeland

Western Sydney University, Professor Emeritus of International Law

Brett Gladman

Brett Gladman

UBC Physics and Astronomy

Alice Gorman

Alice Gorman

Flinders University, Archaeology

Paul Hickson

Paul Hickson

UBC Physics and Astronomy

Tara Ivanochko

Tara Ivanochko

UBC Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Moriba K. Jah

Moriba K. Jah

University of Texas, Austin, Aerospace Engineering

Ram S. Jakhu

Ram S. Jakhu

McGill University, Air and Space Law

Catherine Johnson

Catherine Johnson

UBC Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

David Kendall

David Kendall

Former Chair of the UN COPUOS

Ellyne Kinney

Ellyne Kinney

Director, Technology Strategy at MDA

Sam Lawler

Sam Lawler

University of Regina, Physics and Astronomy

Margarita Marinova

Margarita Marinova

Development and Systems Engineer, Planetary Scientist, National Academy of Sciences

Paul Meyer

Paul Meyer

SFU. Former Canadian Ambassador on Disarmament

M. V. Ramana

M.V. Ramana

UBC Public Policy and Global Affairs

Aaron Rosengren

Aaron Rosengren

University of California San Diego, Aerospace Engineering

Sara Russell

Sara Russel

Natural History Museum, Earth Sciences

Marie Lucy Stojak

Marie Lucy Stojak

HEC Montréal. Chair, Canadian Space Advisory Board

Jan Wörner

Jan Wörner

Former ESA Director General

Junior Fellows

Deborah Ajayi

Deborah Ajayi

MA Student, Department of Political Science, UBC

Shahed Aljermashi

Shahed Aljermashi

BA Student, International Relations, UBC

Cameron Byers

Engineering Student, University of Victoria

Andrew Falle

Research Coordinator, Outer Space Institute

Logan Fladeland

MSc Student, Physics and Astronomy, UBC

Charlotte Hook

Charlotte Hook

Researcher, Outer Space Institute

Oleksandra (Sasha) Ostapenko

Oleksandra (Sasha) Ostapenko

MSc Student, Physics and Astronomy, UBC

Pauline Pic

Pauline Pic

Postdoc, Graduate School of International Studies, Université Laval

Haley Rice

Haley Rice

PhD candidate, International Relations, University of St Andrews

Giuliana Rotola

Giuliana Rotola

PhD Candidate, Climate Change & Space Sustainability, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies

Andrew Simon-Butler

PhD Student, Interdisciplinary Studies, UBC

Sarah Thiele

Sarah Thiele

PhD Student, Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University

Ewan Wright

Ewan Wright

PhD Student, Interdisciplinary Studies, UBC

Justin Yau

Justin Yau

MA Student, Department of Political Science, UBC

Alumni

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