NiRC - Our Team

Meet the Planning Committee

Our team

 

Co-Chairs

Charlotte Dingwall

Charlotte Dingwall

I am a U2 Cognitive Science student at McGill with a focus in Neuroscience and a minor in Anthropology. I was involved in NiRC last year as Director of Fundraising. Having seen how NiRC allows students across Canada to engage with the research community free from financial barriers, I am excited to be a part of an organization that aims to make integrative research as accessible as possible. Aside from academics, I love hiking, cooking, and jigsaw puzzles.

Gaurav Karna

Gaurav Karna

Hello! I'm a third year undergraduate student studying Cognitive Science and Computer Science. Through my commitments as a software developer for McGill University and as a research student focusing on pediatric epilepsy, I realize that cross-discipline integration is an essential component in the progression of ideas into reality. I am proud to have a co-chair role in NiRC which aims to expose the public to the diverse arrays of integrative research. Some of my academic interests include the interaction between the human brain and computer, and artificial intelligence. Find me on LinkedIn and GitHub

Rayoun Ramendra

Directors of Research

Rayoun Ramendra

Hey! I’m a third-year Microbiology and Immunology student with a minor in Biotechnology. Over the course of the past few years I’ve had the privilege of working as a research student in an HIV lab at McGill University. Through this experience, I learned to appreciate that medicine is a multidisciplinary field and that an integrated approach is truly the best means to help people living with HIV. As one of the directors of research this year, I can’t wait to see all the amazing projects from across the country!

Sepehr Mehrpouyan

Sepehr Mehrpouyan

I’m a U2 Kinesiology student at McGill. This is my first year working with NIRC as joint Director or Research and Im very excited to organize a conference that will host such a large variety of projects. Personally, I’d love to become an orthopaedic surgeon one day and pursue research in that field. Aside from that, I enjoy , cooking, running on the Mont-Royal during the summer, and obsessively watching How I met You Mother on Netflix.

Directors of Sponsorship

Matthew Milton

Matthew Milton

I am a U1 Cognitive Science student focusing in Neuroscience and minoring in World Cinemas. This is my first year with NiRC and I am excited to get involved in the research community at McGill and beyond. Outside of class I like to act, run, play music, and make films

Joy Song

Joy Song

I’m a U0 Bachelor of Arts & Science student at McGill with intentions of majoring in Cognitive Science with a focus in Neuroscience next year. I am thrilled to be a joint Director of Fundraising for NiRC 2019 and am super excited to meet like-minded people, future presenters, and explore all the interesting research topics. I also love animals, especially dogs, and enjoy lazy weekends watching Netflix and taking long naps.

Ronny Litvak-Katzman

Ronny Litvak-Katzman

I’m a U1 student working toward my Bachelor of Arts & Science at McGill majoring in Organismal Biology and English Lit. Combining my passion for both the humanities and the natural sciences has long been a passion of mine, and I am ecstatic that my role as Director of Event Logistics for NiRC 2019 has allowed me to do just that. I’m so excited for you to get to experience the amazing interdisciplinary research that NiRC has to showcase. In my spare time you can find me reading in one of Montreal’s many parks or quoting Shakespeare to annoy my friends.

Director of Publicity & Media

Anna Zaidel

Anna Zaidel 

Hi I'm Anna! I'm delighted to be part of such a hard-working and exceptional team, and am looking forward to promoting NiRC and aiding in bringing the conference to life in March. I'm a third year Industrial Relations major with a minor in economics with (decade-old) aspirations to go to law school afterwards. In my spare time, I enjoy snowboarding, exploring Montreal's food scene, and reading terms & conditions.

Director of Finance

Duncan Wang

Duncan Wang

Hi everyone! I’m a U3 student studying sustainability, geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing. As the VP Academic of the faculty of Arts & Science, I’m happy to see NiRC grow to embody the interdisciplinary nature the contemporary issues we face today, and the research necessary to further our understanding. Some of my academic interests include studying the intersections between human societies and ecological stability, as well as social entrepreneurship and strategic management. Outside of class, I enjoy fish and reptile keeping. This year, I’m excited to be working with such a diverse team of dedicated people.