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 Columbia

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 Chair
CEO
, 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
Communications and Marketing Officer

Ferya Moayedi
Executive Assistant to the CEO and Event Coordinator

Tanya Goyal (on leave)
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

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