IC-IMPACTS is made up of a diverse set of individuals.  A mixture of youth and experience, industry and academic expertise, and passionate communities all come together for one single believe – to build healthy communities in Canada and India.

Click below to learn more about the people leading IC-IMPACTS.

Board of Directors

Mr. Barj Dhahan
Board Chair

Dr. Nemy Banthia
Chief Executive Officer & Scientific Director, IC-IMPACTS

Dr. Helen Burt
Vice President Research, The University of British Columbia

Mr. Stewart Beck
President and Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Dr. Roger Cheng
Chair, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta
Network Researcher

Dr. Vivek Goel
Vice President, Research and Innovation,  The University of Toronto

Dr. Arvind Gupta
Professor, Department of Computer Science,  The University of British Columbia

Mr. Irving Leblanc
Associate Director, AFN Housing, Infrastructure and Emergency Management, Safe, Secure and Sustainable Communities

Mr. Laj Prasher
Chairman, Tortel Group of Companies

Dr. Sujatha Ramdorai
Professor of Mathematics, TIFR Mumbai and The University of British Columbia

Dr. Gautam Sen
Chairman, Health Spring Community Medical Centres

Ms. Jillian Stirk
Former Chief Foreign Policy Officer and Assistant Deputy Minister of Strategic Policy, Global Issues and European Affairs, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Government of Canada

Mr. Hari Varshney
President, Varshney Capital Corp.

Dr. David B. Watters
President, Global Advantage Consulting Group Inc.

Mr. Mohammed Farooq
Chair, IC-IMPACTS Student Engagement Committee (Ex-Officio, Non-Voting)

Dr. Chantal Abou Debs
Networks of Centres of Excellence (Ex-Officio, Non-Voting)

Scientific Team

Dr. Nemy Banthia
Scientific Director and Chief Executive Officer, and Theme Lead for Safe and Sustainable Infrastructure

Dr. Michael Serpe
Associate Scientific Director and Theme Lead for Integrated Water Management

Dr. Stewart Aitchison
Associate Scientific Director and Theme Lead for Public Health: Disease Prevention and Treatment

Staff

Shapoor Marfatia
Chief Operating Officer and Network Manager

Faisal Beg
Manager of India Engagement

Sharon Li
Finance Analyst

Ashish Mohan
Manager of Communications

Ferya Moayedi
Executive Assistant to the CEO and Event Coordinator

Tanya Goyal
Administrative Assistant

Finance Committee

Mr. Hari Varshney – Committee Chair, President, Varshney Capital Corporation

Dr. Arvind Gupta, Professor, Computer Science, The University of British Columbia

Commercialization and Industry Engagement Committee

Mr. Laj Prasher, Committee Chair, Chairman Tortel Group of Companies

Mr. Stewart Beck, President and CEO, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Mr. Peter Sutherland, Senior Business Advisor, Asia, Aird & Berlis LLP

Government Relations Committee

Mr. Stewart Beck
Committee Chair, President and CEO, Asian Pacific Foundation of Canada

Dr. Nemy Banthia
Chief Executive Officer & Scientific Director, IC-IMPACTS
Professor of Civil Engineering, Distinguished University Scholar and Canada Research Chair, University of British Columbia

Mr. Barj Dhahan
Founder and President, Sandhurst Group of Companies

Dr. Arvind Gupta
Professor, Department of Computer Science,  The University of British Columbia

Honorable Roy MacLaren
Former Minister of State, Finance; Minister of National Revenue, and Minister for International Trade, Canada

Mr. Laj Prasher
Chairman, Tortel Group of Companies

Dr. Gautam Sen
Chairman, Health Spring Community Medical Centres

Ms. Jillian Stirk
Former Chief Foreign Policy Officer and Assistant Deputy Minister of Strategic Policy, Global Issues and European Affairs, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Government of Canada

Mr. Peter Sutherland
Senior Business Advisor, Asia, Aird & Berlis LLP

Dr. David B. Watters
President, Global Advantage Consulting Group Inc.

Human Resources & Nominations Committee

Mr. Peter Sutherland
Committee Chair, Senior Business Advisor, Asia, Aird & Berlis LLP

Mr. Stewart Beck
President and Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Mr. Barj Dhahan
President, Canada-India Foundation

Dr. Arvind Gupta
Professor, Department of Computer Science,  The University of British Columbia

Ms. Jillian Stirk
Former Chief Foreign Policy Officer and Assistant Deputy Minister of Strategic Policy, Global Issues and European Affairs, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Government of Canada

First Nations Engagement Committee

Mr. Irving Leblanc – Committee Co-Chair, Associate Director, Assembly of First Nations Housing, Infrastructure and Emergency Management, Safe, Secure and Sustainable Communities

Ms. Jillian Stirk – Committee Co-Chair, Former Chief Foreign Policy Officer and Assistant Deputy Minister of Strategic Policy, Global Issues and European Affairs at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Government of Canada

Dr. Nemy Banthia, IC-IMPACTS Chief Executive Officer & Scientific Director, Professor of Civil Engineering, Distinguished University Scholar and Canada Research Chair, University of British Columbia

Mr. Barj Dhahan, Founder & President, Sandhurst Group of Companies

Research Management Committee

Dr. Nemy Banthia
The University of British Columbia

Dr. Stewart Aitchison
University of Toronto

Dr. Michael Serpe
University of Alberta

Dr. Madjid Mohseni
University of British Columbia

Dr. Daman Panesar
University of Toronto

Dr. Kevin Kane
University of Alberta

Dr. Reed Ellis
Stantec Inc.

Dr. Chris Kelly
Networks of Centres of Excellence

Indian Health Advisory Committee

Dr. Gautam Sen
Committee Chair, Chairman at Health Spring Community Medical Centres

Dr. Stewart Aitchison
Associate Scientific Director and Theme Lead for Public Health, IC-IMPACTS, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto

Prof. Sita Naik
Apollo Hospital Education and Research Fund, Former Professor and Head, Department of Clinical Immunology at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences

Prof. Sundararaman
Professor, Dean, School of Health Systems Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Mr. Keshav Desiraju
Former Additional Secretary, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Government of India

Dr. Devi Padmabhushan
Chairman, Narayana Group of Hospitals Bengaluru

Ms. Sujatha Rao
Former Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India

Dr. Bipin Batra
Executive Director, National Board of Examinations

Dr. Anand Bang
Research and Medical Officer, SEARCH, India

Community Impact Assessment & Scaling

Mr. Stewart Beck
President and CEO, Asian Pacific Foundation of Canada

Mr. Laj Prasher
Chairman, Tortel Group of Companies

Mr. Peter Sutherland
Senior Business Advisor, Asia, Aird & Berlis LLP

Student Engagement Committee

Mr. Fuhar Dixit
Committee Chair, Masters Student, Department of Environmental Engineering, The University of British Columbia

Ms. Claudia Bojanowski
Regional Coordinator: Quebec, Research Coordinator, University of Montreal

Mr. Wildemar Carvalho
Regional Coordinator: West-Central, PhD Student, University of Alberta

Mr. Mohammad Farooq
Vice Chair, PhD Student, The University of British Columbia

Mr. Shervin Khazaeli
Graduate Seminar Coordinator, PhD Student, Concordia University

Mr. Sanjay Kumar
Country Representative: India, PhD Student, IIT Gandhinagar

Mr. Nishil Mohammed
Social Media and Communications Coordinator, PhD Student, University of Waterloo

Mr. Christopher Nzediegwu
Webinar Coordinator, PhD Student, McGill University

Mr. Ardalan Sabamehr
Alumni Coordinator, PhD Student, Concordia University