Executive Team 2020/21

Getting involved in research has been one of the highlights of my university career. From learning innovative lab techniques to interacting with some of the smartest people I know, my fond memories within research can go on and on. If there is one thing that I wish I could have changed, it is that I would have started sooner. As such, myself, along with my fellow IgNITE founders, wanted to create a platform where students of all ages and experience levels could participate in some of the most fundamental aspects of research. Moreover, we wanted to create a community of IgNITE members, pushing one another to reach our full potential! I am a firm believer of being a lifelong learner and I know that the IgNITE Medical Case Competition will encourage novel approaches to some of the most pressing medical issues through research. I look forward to meeting you all and sharing our innovative solutions at IgNITE!

Danny Bojic

Founder & Co-President

Medical research has been a big part of my academic journey and has given me countless opportunities to grow, not only as a scientist but as a person. Although I have had the opportunity to get involved in many cutting-edge research projects, it was not easy getting involved in my very first project. Unfortunately, this struggle is also faced by many other aspiring scientists trying to enter the academic community. Thus, we started IgNITE to create an opportunity for young scientists to take their first step in their research journey. Leading a team of brilliant students, alongside Danny, to make IgNITE a reality allows me to give back to the scientific community and play a part in shaping our future scientists and doctors. I hope to create a pivotal experience that will fuel the passion of students wanting to get involved in research and open doors for them to succeed. I truly believe that the IgNITE Medical Case Competition has the potential to change your academic journey. I look forward to meeting you all and discussing innovative solutions to current medical issues!

Bianka Bezuidenhout

Founder & Co-President

Gayashan Tennakoon

Founder & VP Development

Sandra Bojic

Founder & VP Development

James Huynh

VP Graphics Design

Malek Rahmani

VP Communication

Georges Khalaf

VP Communication

Tamara Sandouka

VP External

Catalina Fernandez

VP Ambassadors

Saif Dababneh

VP Finance

Alberto Fuentes

VP Internal

Yudhvir Bhatti

VP Sponsorship


Dené Bezuidenhout

VP Marketing Relations

Aditya Prashar

VP Sponsorship

Hertek Gill

VP Logistics


Jean-Louis Parmasad

VP Mentors

Branch Coordinators 2020/21

Summer Zhang 

McGill Coordinator

Mansi Patel

Windsor Coordinator


Laura Tolciu

Western Co-Coordinator

Madison McKellar

McMaster Co-Coordinator


Megan Zalzal

Queens Coordinator

Victoria Fabrizi

York Coordinator

Daniyal Khan

Western Co-Coordinator

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Mira Ishak

McMaster Co-Coordinator

Jenny Wei

U of T Coordinator

Amira Bouchema

Guelph  Coordinator

Abhinav Dhillon

Alberta Coordinator


Edward Li

UBC Coordinator

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