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

    Dr. Helen Burt

    Vice President Research, The University of British Columbia

    Dr. Roger Cheng

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

    Mr. Barj Dhahan

    Board Chair
    CEO
    , Sandhurst Group

    Dr. Vivek Goel

    Vice President, Research and Innovation, University  of Toronto

    Dr. Arvind Gupta

    Professor of Computer 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, The University of British Columbia

    Dr. Gautam Sen

    Chairman, Wellspring Healthcare Ltd and HealthSpring Community Medical Centres, India

    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

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

    Dr. Roger Cheng

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

    Mr. Barj Dhahan

    Board Chair
    CEO
    , Sandhurst Group

    Dr. Arvind Gupta

    Professor of Computer Science, University  of Toronto

    Mr. Hari Varshney

    President, Varshney Capital Corp.

  • Finance & Audit Committee

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

    Mr. Laj Prasher

    Chairman, Tortel Group of Companies

    Mr. Hari Varshney

    President, Varshney Capital Corp.

  • Nominations & Governance Committee

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

    Dr. Vivek Goel

    Vice President, Research and Innovation, University  of Toronto

    Dr. Arvind Gupta

    Professor of Computer Science, University  of Toronto

    Dr. Sujatha Ramdorai

    Professor of Mathematics, The University of British Columbia

  • 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

    Vice President Research, The University of British Columbia

    Dr. Roger Cheng

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

    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, Wellspring Healthcare Ltd and HealthSpring Community Medical Centres, India

    Mr. Mohammed Farooq

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

  • Research Management Committee
    Dr. Nemy Banthia

    CEO & Scientific Director
    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

    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

    Chairman, Wellspring Healthcare Ltd and HealthSpring Community Medical Centres, India

    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

    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