Over the past four years Callie Lissinna has worked on the design and operation of two satellites with the University of Alberta's AlbertaSat student team. She has presented at national and international space conferences on topics such as small satellite missions, educational outreach in space science, and the advancement of women in space mission projects. Now in her fourth year of mechanical engineering at the University of Alberta, she is one of the primary operators of the Ex-Alta 1 satellite (currently in orbit) and Project Manager of the Ex-Alta 2 satellite mission. She is also a co-founder of a start-up called Wyvern, a space company that will provide images of Earth from a satellite platform.
Dr. Michael Morhart
Michael Morhart received a Bachelor of Science degree (Honors) in Microbiology, a Master's degree in Immunology/Microbiology, and his Medical Doctorate with distinction in 1994. After completing a surgical residency in plastic surgery at the University of Alberta in 1999, Dr. Morhart completed an orthopedic fellowship in Hand, Wrist, and Microsurgery, at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, 2001-2002. The major emphasis of Dr. Morhart's practice is hand, wrist, and peripheral nerve surgery, including obstetrical and traumatic brachial plexus injuries. Dr. Morhart is a Clinical Professor at the University of Alberta, Department of Surgery, Site Chief of Plastic Surgery at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, and an active member of the Americal Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American Association for Hand Surgery, and the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Eleni Stroulia
Eleni Stroulia (PhD, Georgia Tech 1994) is a Professor of Computing Science at the University of Alberta. Her research focuses on developing methods and tools to support software-engineering activities, and designing and deploying software-based solutions for real-world applications in health care, education, and knowledge work. She has supervised more than 50 graduate students, has co-authored over 200 publications, and has served in the organization of many international software-engineering conferences. From 2012 to 2016 she held a NSERC/AITF Industrial Research Chair on Service Systems Management (w/ IBM Support). Over the last 6 years, in addition to leading her IRC research program, she has held leadership roles with two National Networks of Centres of Excellence (GRAND and AGE-WELL), the SAVI Strategic Network, and a Strategic Project on Knowledge Mobilization and Innovation. In 2018, she was awarded a McCalla professorship and was recognized with a Best Supervisor Award.