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 belief: 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

    CEO & Scientific Director Professor of Civil Engineering, The University of British

    Dr. Helen Burt

    Associate Vice President Research & Innovation, The University of British Columbia

    Dr. Roger Cheng

    Chair, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, , University of Alberta Network Researcher

    Mr. Barj Dhahan

    Board ChairCEO, Sandhurst Group

    Dr. Vivek Goel

    Vice President, Research and Innovation, University of Toronto

    Dr. Arvind Gupta

    Professor, Computing Science, University of Toronto

    Mr. Irving Leblanc

    Associate Director, Assembly of First Nations 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

    Mr. Hari Varshney

    President, Varshney Capital Corp.

    Mr. Mohammed Farooq

    PhD Candidate, The University of British Columbia Student Engagement Committee, IC-IMPACTS

  • Scientific Team
    Dr. Nemy Banthia

    Scientific Director & CEO, and Theme Lead for Safe and Sustainable Infrastructure Professor of Civil Engineering, The University of British Columbia

    Dr. Michael Serpe

    Associate Scientific Director and Theme Lead for Integrated Water Management Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta

    Dr. Stewart Aitchison

    Associate Scientific Director and Theme Lead for Public Health: Disease Prevention and Treatment Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto

  • Head Office Team
    To contact the Head Office, please phone +1-604-822-3013 or email info@ic-impacts.com.
    Shapoor Marfatia

    Chief Operating Officer and Network Manager

    Sharon Li

    Finance Analyst

    Morgan Chojnacki

    Communication and Marketing Officer

    Ferya Moayedi

    Executive Assistant to the CEO and Event Coordinator

    Vivian Gietz

    Administrative Assistant

    Jo Oguni

    Communications Student Intern

  • Executive Committee

    The Executive Committee provides critical support between Board meetings and formulates agendas and key policies for Board approval

    Dr. Nemy Banthia

    CEO & Scientific Director Professor of Civil Engineering, The University of British Columbia

    Mr. Barj Dhahan

    Board Chair CEO, Sandhurst Group

    Mr. Hari Varshney

    Chair, Finance & Audit Committee President, Varshney Capital Corp

    Dr. Arvind Gupta

    Chair, Nominations & Governance Committee Professor, Computing Science, University of Toronto

    Dr. Roger Cheng

    Member at Large Chair, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta Network Researcher

  • Finance & Audit Committee

    This Committee oversees financial aspects of the network and recommends audited statements to the members.

    Mr. Hari Varshney

    Committee Chair President, Varshney Capital Corp.

    Mr. Laj Prasher

    Chairman, Tortel Group of Companies

  • Nominations & Governance Committee

    This Committee is responsible for Board nominations, Governance, Government Relations and Relations with the Host Institution.

    Dr. Arvind Gupta

    Committee Chair Professor, Department of Computing, University of Toronto

    Dr. Vivek Goel

    Vice President, Research & Innovation, University of Toronto

    Dr. Sujatha Ramdorai

    Professor of Mathematics, TIFR, Mumbia and The University of British Columbia, Canada

  • Community Impact Assessment & Commercialization Committee

    This Committee oversees KTEE (Knowledge Transfer, Exchange and Exploitation) and uses logic models for measuring impact. This Committee will also oversee engagement with Indian, Canadian, Indigenous, and Northern Communities to ensure both meaningful technology deployment and training

    Dr. Helen Burt

    Committee Chair Associate Vice President Research & Innovation, The University of British Columbia

    Dr. Roger Cheng

    Chair, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta Network Researcher

    Mr. Mohammed Farooq

    Student Engagement Committee, IC-IMPACTS PhD Candidate, The University of British Columbia

    Mr. Irving Leblanc

    Associate Director, Assembly of First Nations Housing, Infrastructure and Emergency Management, Safe, Secure and Sustainable Communities

    Mr. Laj Prasher

    Chairman, Tortel Group of Companies

    Dr. Gautam Sen

    Chairman, Health Spring Community Medical Centres Alberta

  • Research Management Committee
    Dr. Nemy Banthia

    CEO & Scientific Director, IC-IMPACTS Professor of Civil Engineering, The University of British Columbia

    Dr. Stewart Aitchison

    University of Toronto

    Dr. Michael Serpe

    University of Alberta

    Dr. Madjid Mohseni

    The University of British Columbia

    Dr. Daman Panesar

    University of Toronto

    Dr. Kevin Kane

    University of Alberta

    Dr. Reed Ellis

    Stantec Inc.

  • Indian Health Advisory Committee
    Dr. Gautam Sen

    Committee 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

    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

  • 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 Candidate, University of Alberta
    Mr. Mohammad Farooq Vice Chair PhD Candidate, 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

EVENTS

2018 Workshop in VaranasiFebruary 21–22, 2018, Varanasi, India

2018 Research ConferenceThursday, June 14, 2018, Vancouver, BC

IC-IMPACTS AGM 2018Tuesday, March 13, 2018, Vancouver, BC