Cafe Scientifique

Hosted by the IC-IMPACTS Student Engagement Committee (SEC), ‘Café Scientifique’ is a forum for discussion about current scientific issues, which takes place in an informal setting!

This is the occasion for HQP’s to collect feedback and new ideas for unsolved queries!


Presented by young professionals and IC-IMPACTS Highly Qualified Personnel (HQPs), webinars will facilitate the sharing of observations, experiences, and research behind innovative ideas.

Please go to our Webinars page for more information on the upcoming events. We look forward to connecting with you online!


Water Innovation Lab

Water Innovation Lab India (WIL India) is a 12-day program that develops future water leaders to think holistically, design innovatively and communicate effectively across cultures.

This unique experience takes participants on a journey from Mumbai to Udaipur, exploring and learning about urban and rural water realities in India.

WIL India brings together young researchers, innovators, inventors, and entrepreneurs to build new relationships, accelerate knowledge sharing, build transferable leadership skills, and co-develop potential solutions to India’s water challenges.

Summer Institutes

The IC-IMPACTS Summer Institute is an annual program that equips Canadian and Indian graduate students with skills in research, innovation, commercialization, and leadership. The program helps strengthen the research and innovation relationship between Canada and India, and helps create long-term, meaningful connections between students, researchers, and industry. Students also gain extensive entrepreneurship training through an integrated program.

About Previous Summer Institutes:

The 2016 Summer Institute in Nanotechnologies was held at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada from May 28 to June 04, 2016. The highly successful 2015 Summer Institute in Optical Sensing was held at the University of Toronto, Canada.


Enhanced Programming for IC-IMPACTS Project HQP

IC-IMPACTS graduate training strategy is designed to extend the learning experience of graduate students working on research projects funded through IC-IMPACTS. Centres, such as IC-IMPACTS have a unique opportunity to provide added-value training and knowledge development of students that singular research programs within universities are unable to achieve. IC-IMPACTS unique bi-¬national character affords even greater opportunity for distinctive knowledge sharing, and stimulation of research innovation through the sharing of research ideas between countries. So too, does its deployment.

Overall goals:
  1. To foster strong connections among Canadian and Indian graduate students who share a common experience of working on IC-IMPACTS-funded projects.
  2. To develop a virtual cohort for graduate students participating on projects and to help them identify with IC-IMPACTS
  3. To encourage continuous learning through participation in professional development activities.
  4. To add value to the training of graduate students through a program designed to have graduate students becoming better equipped to tackle society needs-based problems and to acquire the commercialization know-how to have their research outcomes be deployed within community contexts.

If you are an HQP on one of IC-IMPACTS funded projects, we hope you will want to learn more. Contact Helena Fehr, Manager of Training programs at

Professional Practitioner Training

IC-IMPACTS organizes professional training programs with Industry partners in India and Canada to showcase best practices and innovative technologies that can be applied today. These professional training programs help increase the knowledge sharing between Canada and India and help improve the quality and safety of structures, water resources, and healthcare.


Community Engagement Fellowships

The University of Alberta’s Engage North and IC-IMPACTS have partnered to create the Community Engagement Fellowship Program. The Program brings undergraduate and graduate students to Northern First Nations and Inuit communities to work on four-month long community-identified applied projects aimed at tackling a key challenge facing a community’s overall health, sustainability and prosperity. Graduate level Fellowships identify potential research programs between the First Nations and academic communities to solve challenges where existing technologies and solutions are not suitable.


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