The IC-IMPACTS Summer Institute is an annual program that equips Canadian and Indian graduate students with skills in research, innovation, commercialization, and leadership.
At IC-IMPACTS, we believe it is through a multi-disciplinary approach that the significant cross-fertilization of ideas can occur and innovative solutions emerge. The program strives to create long-term, meaningful connections between students, researchers, communities and industry around the world.
2017 SUMMER INSTITUTE – SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES IN LOW-RESOURCE SETTINGS
Built on the success of the 2015 and 2016 Summer Institutes hosted by the University of Alberta and the University of Toronto respectively, the 2017 Summer Institute sought to improve the course-based training currently offered in graduate programs by adding a unique community-based experience. The program envisioned a three-way learning experience between the participants (graduate level students from India and Canada), researchers and community members from ?aq’am First Nations, which is a member band located on the reserve community of the Ktunaxa Nation.
2016 SUMMER INSTITUTE – NANOTECHNOLOGIES
Built on the success of the inaugural 2015 Summer Institute on Optical Sensing Technologies hosted by the University of Toronto, the objective was to provide a forum for Canadian and Indian graduate students to engage in active dialogue about current and emerging nanotechnologies in the areas of safe and sustainable infrastructure, integrated water solutions and public health.
2015 SUMMER INSTITUTE – OPTICAL SENSING TECHNOLOGIES
IC-IMPACTS 2015 Summer Institute provided a forum for Canadian and Indian graduate students to engage in active dialogue about current and emerging sensing technologies to monitor infrastructure, clean water and infectious diseases.
Throughout the program, academic researchers and industry representatives came together to share their experiences on mobilizing technologies for commercialization; spoke about issues facing the industry; and identified emerging research challenges and opportunities for community-based application.