OK. Let's see. There are a few things you may want to know about me.
Next, I guess I have to admit that I am Past Chair of the Department (1998-2004). At this stage I would like to announce that I have graduated from chair to stool.
Gord Kurtenbach of Autodesk and I won an NSERC Synergy Award in February 2012. We even let the Governor General of Canada, David Johnston pose with us. And then the Canadian Human Computer Communications Society had the questionable sense of awarding me an achievement award. And then again Eurographics decided to elect me as fellow. Someone truly has mistaken me for a convincing impostor.
I am the inaugural Director of the professional master's programme in the Department of Computer Science called the "M.Sc. in Applied Computing (MScAC)". You should check it out if you would like a rigorous, research-internship alternative to our regular thesis M.Sc.
I am also Past Chair of the SIGGRAPH Awards Committee (2004-2008), and participatied in and chaired the ACM Paris Kanellakis Award selection committee (2009-2012). I co-chaired Symposium for Computer Animation 2008 with Jerry Tessendorf, and co-chaired Pacific Graphics 2011 with Ming Ouhyoung, who did all the work.
Lastly, a long time ago I had a blast as Papers Chair of SIGGRAPH 2001. Paul Debevec created an excellent composite image of the papers committee. A reduced version might be easier on your browser. The papers session included a dedication of the proceedings to my friend, mentor and former supervisor, Alain Fournier. How I still miss his awkward charm and brilliance. You might be interested in an almost surreal picture taken by Paul during the dedication.
And if for some crazy reason you really want to know more about me, you can go to my brief biography.