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AUG 2017

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Page 67 of 76 August 2017 / st 67 Nightengale Jan Meek Liquid Robotics announced Caryn Nightengale, former director of corpo- rate development for Boeing Defense, Space & Security, has transitioned from her role at Boeing to join the company as chief financial officer. In her new position, she is responsible for the fi- nancial management, information technology, contracts and global trade controls departments. She will report directly to Gary Gysin, president and CEO. In accordance with its constitution, the International Marine Contractors Asso- ciation (IMCA) announced that Bruno Faure (TechnipFMC), having com- pleted his two-year term, has stepped down as president of IMCA; he re- mains on the board. Harke Jan Meek, chief commercial officer at Heerema Marine Contractors, now becomes IMCA's new president and chairman of the board, and Iain Grainger, vice president of commercial at McDermott International Inc., becomes the new IMCA vice president. Tim Charters joined the staff of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) as senior director of govern- mental and political affairs. He came from the National Stripper Well Asso- ciation, where he was vice president of governmental and regulatory affairs. Valentin Hanns will join the Teledyne Marine group as the director of sales for vehicles in Europe and Africa. He will represent Teledyne Marine's brands in the unmanned systems market. Sean Fernback is now the CEO of Digi- tal Marine Solutions Holding AS and the C-MAP Group. Fernback will focus on strengthening the product portfolio and developing and implementing the company's strategic initiatives to grow the commercial and recreational divi- sions of the business. ST people THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Seaspan Chair/Professorship The Faculty of Applied Science at The University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) seeks an outstanding individual for a tenure-track or tenured position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, who will occupy a named position in association with Seaspan ( The successful applicant will hold an appoint- ment in one or more of the following Departments: Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, and Civil Engineering. We welcome applications from individuals who have expertise in any of the following areas: marine systems engineering, mechatronics, design, additive manufacturing, clean energy, and autonomous vehicles. The starting date of the appointment will be July 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter. Candidates should be able to develop an outstanding research program, enhance further existing facilities, and lead a group of graduate students, technicians, and faculty members. Owing to the need for close cooperation with industry and government, a track record of successful industry experience would be an asset. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research in collaboration with the marine industry. Applicants must either have demonstrated, or show potential for, excellence in research, teaching, and service. They will hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Naval Architecture and/or Marine Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Materials Engineering, or a closely related field, and will be expected to register as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia. Successful candidates will be required to apply for Natural Sciences and Engi- neering Research Council (NSERC) grants in partnership with the marine industry. The mission of the Faculty is to serve society through innovation and excellence in teaching and research. Accordingly, candidates must demonstrate a commitment to students, teaching and learning. The ideal candidate will be eager to join an engaged and welcoming academic community, and will complement our existing research strengths. With the support of their colleagues, the successful candidate is expected to develop an internationally-recognized, externally-funded research program, and will be encouraged to seek collaborative research opportunities in diverse application areas. The University of British Columbia consistently ranks among the top twenty public universities in the world. Current strategic priorities include: student learning, research excellence, international engagement, sustainability, and creating an outstanding work environment. Please see for more information on employment in the Faculty of Applied Science. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse commu- nity fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orienta- tion, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority for the position. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Applicants are asked to complete the following equity survey: span/. The survey information will not be used to determine eligibility for employment, but will be collated to provide data that can assist us in understanding the diversity of our applicant pool and identifying potential barriers to the employment of designated equity group members. Your participation in the survey is voluntary and anonymous. This survey takes only a minute to complete. You may self-identify in one or more of the designated equity groups. You may also decline to identify in any or all of the questions by choosing "not disclosed". Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority for the position. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a (4 pages or less) statement of research interests and a research plan, part of which should be a plan for engagement with the marine industry, a (1-2 page) statement of teaching interests and accomplishments, and names and contact information for four referees. Applications are accepted only through, and must be submitted by October 15, 2017.

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