New UBC Appointees to the Peter Wall Endowment Board of Trustees
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On February 11, 2021 UBC President, Santa Ono, announced the appointment of two new trustees to the Peter Wall Endowment Board of Trustees. Dr. Jennifer Berdahl, the President’s appointee, and Dr. Sathish Gopalakrishnan the UBC Foundation delegate, began their roles on February 15, 2021.
Dr. Berdahl joins the Board from the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts. Her research focuses on the social psychology of gender and power at work, specializing in the relationship between organizational culture and sexual harassment. Dr. Berdahl regularly presents her research to professional, media, and academic audiences. She serves as an expert witness in individual and class action discrimination cases in both the U.S. and Canada, and is a Wall Associate.
Dr. Gopalakrishnan is an Associate Professor in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Faculty of Applied Science. He works on research problems related to the safety of cyber-physical systems (computing systems embedded in and interacting with the physical world). Dr. Gopalakrishnan is interested in techniques and tools for resource allocation and verification of correct system behavior in such embedded computing systems. The broader context for his work relates to how we think about and develop dependable software. He joined the community of Wall Scholars in 2019.