UBC Engineering professor appointed Canadian Chair of the International Union of Radio Science

Dave Michelson UBC Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor David Michelson

The National Research Council of Canada has confirmed the appointment of Prof. David G. Michelson of the University of British Columbia as Chair of the Canadian National Committee of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) for a three-year term beginning 1 January 2018. 

The International Union of Radio Science (Union Radio-Scientifique Internationale) is one of 31 scientific unions under the International Council of Scientific Unions. URSI is responsible for stimulating and co-ordinating, on an international basis, studies, research, applications, scientific exchange, and communication concerning the application of electromagnetic fields and waves. 

Members of the Canadian National Committee represent Canada’s interests in a diverse set of fields including electromagnetic metrology, radiocommunication systems and signal processing, radio astronomy, wave propagation and remote sensing, and electromagnetics in biology and medicine.