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

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

Mr. Barj Dhahan
President, Canada-India Foundation

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. Malini Sen
Senior Editor, The Times of India

Ms. Jillian Stirk
Secretary to the Board of DirectorsFormer 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

Mr. Hari Varshney
President, Varshney Capital Corp.

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

Mr. Fouad Elgindy
Senior Program Manager, Networks of Centres of Excellence (Ex-Officio, Non-Voting)

Mr. Jean Saint-Vil
Acting Associate Vicce-President, 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

Paul Zuurbier
Interim Director of Operations

Ashish Mohan
Manager of Communications

Helena Fehr
Manager of Training Programs

Sharon Li
Finance Analyst

Angie Reid
Executive Assistant

Faisal Beg
Manager of India Engagement

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

Ms. Sue Roppel
Chief Operating Officer & Network Manager, IC-IMPACTS

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
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
Secretary to the Board of DirectorsFormer 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

Ms. Jillian Stirk – Committee 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

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

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

Ms. Sue Roppel, Chief Operating Officer, IC-IMPACTS

Research Management Committee

Dr. Nemy Banthia
The University of British Columbia

Dr. Stewart Aitchison
University of Toronto

Dr. Reed Ellis
Stantec Inc.

Dr. Kevin Kane
University of Alberta

Dr. Madjid Mohseni
University of British Columbia

Dr. Michael Serpe
University of Alberta

Dr. Fouad Elgindy
Networks of Centres of Excellence

Dr. Daman Panesar
University of Toronto

Indian Health Advisory Committee

Dr. Gautam Sen, Board Chair, Chairman, 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

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

Dr. Bipin Batra, Executive Director, National Board of Examinations

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

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

Dr. Devi Padmabhushan, Chairman, Narayana Group of Hospitals Bengaluru

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

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

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