Applied Science researchers collaborate in Canada’s newest Centre of Excellence

UBC Civil Engineering Prof. Nemkumar Banthia has been appointed scientific director of the India-Canada Centre for Innovative Multidisciplinary Partnership to Accelerate Transformation and Sustainability (IC-IMPACTS), a collaboration between UBC, the University of Alberta, the University of Toronto and various public and private sector partners in Canada and India.

IC-IMPACTS will bring together a team of Canadian and Indian researchers, industry representatives, community leaders, not-for-profit organizations and government agencies that will focus on three key areas: safe drinking water, reliable infrastructure, and effective prevention and treatment of water-borne and infectious diseases.

UBC School of Nursing’s Assoc. Prof. Susan Dahinten and researchers from Public Health Ontario will lead the application of public health strategies for IC-IMPACTS efforts in effective prevention and treatment of waterborne and infectious diseases in collaboration with the Public Health Foundation of India, Guru Nanak College of Nursing, and Baba Farid University of Health Sciences.

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