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

    IC-IMPACTS Board of Directors ensure that acts, bylaws, funding and international agreements are adhered to.

    Dr. Nemy Banthia

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

    Mr. Barj Dhahan

    Board Chair, IC-IMPACTS
    CEO
    , Sandhurst Group of Companies

    Ms. Meeru Dhalwala

    Author and Entrepreneur

    Dr. Philip Edgcumbe

    Faculty Member, Medicine, Singularity University Canada
    Resident Physician, University of British Columbia

    Dr. Matthew Evenden

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

    Dr. Arvind Gupta

    Professor of Computer Science, University  of Toronto

    Mr. David Isaac

    Acting Executive Director, Centre for Native Policy & Research

    Mr. Anurag Krishna

    Student Engagement Committee , Chair
    PhD Student, The University of British Columbia

    Dr. V.I. Lakshmanan

    Vice Chairman and CEO, Process Research Ortech Inc.

    Dr. Sujatha Ramdorai

    Professor of Mathematics, The University of British Columbia

    Mr. Hari Varshney

    President, Varshney Capital Corp.

    Dr. Christopher Yip

    Dean, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto

  • Scientific Team
    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. Nemy Banthia

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

    Dr. Damase Khasa

    Theme Lead for Integrated Water Management
    Professor & Director of Master’s Program, Agroforestry
    , l’Université de Laval

  • Head Office Team

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

    Sharon Li

    Finance Analyst

    Ferya Moayedi

    Manager of Operations

  • 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

    Mr. Barj Dhahan

    Board Chair, IC-IMPACTS
    CEO
    , Sandhurst Group of Companies

    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. 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. Arvind Gupta

    Professor of Computer Science, University  of Toronto

    Dr. Sujatha Ramdorai

    Professor of Mathematics, The University of British Columbia

    Dr. Christopher Yip

    Dean, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto

  • Research Management Committee

    IC-IMPACTS Research Management Committee advises the Board of Directors by determining the research direction of the network and its projects.

    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. Nemy Banthia

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

    Dr. Stephanie Yanow

    University of Alberta

    Dr. Reed Ellis

    Stantec Inc.

    Dr. Rishi Gupta

    University of Victoria

    Dr. Kevin Kane

    University of Alberta

    Dr. Damase Khasa

    Theme Lead for Integrated Water Management
    Professor & Director of Master’s Program, Agroforestry
    , l’Université de Laval

    Dr. Madjid Mohseni

    The University of British Columbia

    Dr. Daman Panesar

    University of Toronto

    Dr. Ash Parameswaran

    Simon Fraser University

  • Student Engagement Committee

    IC-IMPACTS Student Engagement Committee creates initiatives to support HQPs by providing opportunities for HQPs to learn through volunteering, build leadership skills, participate in diverse events, and build connections. The SEC also provides the HQPs to get a chance to network with industry leaders, gain invaluable experiences, strengthening their global skills and competencies.

    Ms. Afreen Anwar

    Country Representative – India
    Women Scientist B, IIT Roorkee

    Ms. Archita Borah

    Outreach and Social Media Coordinator
    Masters of Applied Science Candidate, The University of British Columbia

    Mr. Shashank Chandra

    Event Coordinator – India
    PhD Candidate, IIT Roorkee

    Dr. Jaskaran Dhiman

    Outreach and Alumni Coordinator
    Postdoctoral Researcher, McGill University

    Mr. Fuhar Dixit

    Co-Chair & Graduate Seminar Coordinator
    PhD CandidateThe University of British Columbia

    Mr. Abhishek Dutta

    Graduate Seminar Coordinator 

    PhD Student, The University of British Columbia

    Mr. Mohammed Farooq

    Webinar Coordinator
    PhD Candidate, The University of British Columbia

    Mr. Hiroki Fukuda

    Outreach and Social Media Coordinator

    PhD Student, The University of British Columbia

    Mr. Karl Zimmermann

    Graduate Seminar Coordinator 

    PhD Student, The University of British Columbia

    Mr. Anurag Krishna

    Student Engagement Committee , Chair
    PhD Student, The University of British Columbia

    Mr. Pranab Boral

    Event Coordinator – India
    PhD Student, Dibrugarh University

    Mr. Satish Kumar Mummidivarapu

    Regional Coordinator, South India
    Research Associate, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad

    Mr. Tapan Jyoti Gogoi

    Regional Coordinator, East India
    PhD Candidate, Dibrugarh University

    Mr. Timir Baran Roy

    Outreach and Communications Coordinator
    PhD Candidate, Concordia University