IC-IMPACTS hosted a roundtable with His Excellency High Commissioner Bisaria to strengthen connections and promote exchange opportunities between Canadian and Indian stakeholders

September 17, 2021

Vancouver, BC — IC-IMPACTS (the India-Canada Centre for Innovative Multidisciplinary Partnerships to Accelerate Community Transformation and Sustainability) had the pleasure of hosting His Excellency Ajay Bisaria, High Commissioner of India to Canada and Mr. Manish, Consul General of India in Vancouver, for a program which was mainly organized by IC-IMPACTS Student Engagement Committee.

IC-IMPACTS HQPs provided a detailed tour of some of the state of the art laboratories at The University of British Columbia, showcasing IC-IMPACTS research projects. HQPs had the opportunity to present their work on self-healing concrete, clean water technologies, and 3D printing of concrete structures.

The lab tour was followed by student presentations and a roundtable discussion with IC-IMPACTS graduate students, industry partners, and other stakeholders. Promoting student mobility programs, creating networking opportunities amongst researchers, strengthening research exchange opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows where amongst the topics discussed.

IC-IMPACTS is a great example of a strategic international partnership, which with a number of innovative research projects is harnessing technology and translating research into business.

His Excellency Ajay Bisaria
High Commissioner of India in Canada

Our aim has always been to build bridges between sectors in Canada and India to advance research collaboration and knowledge transfer. IC-IMPACTS unique bilateral model is a tangible demonstration of the importance of collaboration in science and technology.

Mr. Barj Dhahan
Chairman of the Board, IC-IMPACTS

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  • IC-IMPACTS is a pan-Canadian and pan-Indian Research Centre of Excellence dedicated to the development of scientific collaboration between academic and corporate sectors in Canada and India;
  • IC-IMPACTS works hand-in-hand with researchers, industries, communities, and government agencies in Canada and India to develop and implement community-based solutions to the most urgent needs of each nation in the three sectors of (1) integrated water management, (2) safe and sustainable infrastructure, and (3) public health.