Schulich Ignite is a student-run organization led by passionate and motivated volunteers. Our team strongly believes in our mission and puts in hard work year-round to ensure high quality programs. The team consists of students currently pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in various programs including software engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and more. Many of our mentors also have industry experience and can offer valuable insight to students that are interested in pursuing tech-related careers.
Schulich Ignite would not be possible without the efforts of our highly dedicated mentors and executive team. We wish that our hard work helps inspire you and we hope to meet you at our next workshop!
Hi! My name is Fanny and I am the Co-President of Schulich Ignite. I work closely with my fellow Co-President to guide the executive team to ensure our club runs smoothly and achieves its goals. I am currently on a 16-month internship before I return back to school to complete my degree in Software engineering (with a minor in Biomedical engineering). A fun fact about me is that I am a fanatic on all things fountain pen and ink! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about Ignite, or if you just want to geek out about pens!
Hello! I’m Jannine, your Co-President at Schulich Ignite. My primary role involves collaborating closely with my fellow Co-President and our dedicated executive team to guarantee the delivery of top-tier coding workshops and experiences.
I am a Software Engineering student currently undergoing a 16-month internship at Bentley Systems. I am set to return to my final year of studies next fall. In my free time I love working on coding projects, reading and knitting!
Jr. VP Communications
Hi everyone! My name is Abhari and I’m the Jr. VP Communications at Schulich Ignite. I support and work alongside the VP Communication, Pooja, with several tasks such as external outreach, social media content, recruitment announcements and emails, and much more!
I am currently on a 16-month internship at TC Energy and will be returning to complete my final year of Biomedical Engineering next fall. Fun fact: I’m also the SU Engineering Faculty Representative. Outside of school, I like to bake, play soccer and I’ve recently picked up golfing.
Hello! My name is Pooja and I am the VP Communications for Schulich Ignite. I am responsible for managing the club’s media platforms, facilitating communication between mentors and mentees as well as conducting overall outreach initiatives to grow the club’s membership. I am also currently finishing my last year of a degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Digital Engineering. In my free time I like to read, play badminton and go rock climbing!
VP Content Development
Hi everyone! My name is Logan, I’m the VP of Content Development at Schulich Ignite. My job is to manage anything and everything that has to do with the material that our students learn from along with any technology Ignite uses (such as the website, the Point Tracker, the Discord bot, etc.)! I’m currently in my third year of software engineering and I’m super passionate about all things programming. In my free time, you might find me playing video games (Tears of the Kingdom is my current obsession), working on coding projects, or hiking/skiing in the mountains. I’m very excited to be part of such an amazing executive team!
Hello! I’m Ishita Chandra, the VP Events at Schulich Ignite. My role involves curating captivating speakers for our events, collaborating on informative presentations with fellow clubs and organizing the semester-end gala. I’m currently pursuing my third year of Computer Science with a concentration in Software Engineering. In my free time, I enjoy reading fiction, solving puzzles and painting!
Hello! I’m Payam, your friendly VP External of Schulich Ignite. My role here involves building bridges with the world beyond our club’s network. From organizing events to facilitating stakeholder meetings, I’m here to ensure that our club connects with the wider community.
I’m studying for a Master of Software Engineering at the University of Calgary, specializing in Human-Computer Interaction and Immersive Technologies in healthcare. Beyond academics, I’m a video game enthusiast, with a particular love for the art and craft of mixing storytelling and engineering. Perhaps one day you’ll stumble upon my name in the credits of a big video game! Who knows :)
Hi! My name is Livesh and I’m the VP Finance for Schulich Ignite. I’m so excited to be part of such an incredible team and organization! As VP Finance, my responsibilities include budget maintenance, advocating for funding, reaching out to sponsors and dealing with all things monetary related. I am currently in my second year of Accounting and Computer Science, with hopes to eventually specialize in computer game development. When I’m not on my computer, you can find me playing SpikeBall with my friends. A fun fact about me is that I was born in Mauritius, an island off the coast of Madagascar!
Hello! My name is Tony, and I am the VP Logistics of Schulich Ignite. I am responsible for maintaining Schulich Ignite memberships, registering Schulich Ignite workshop participants, along with managing forms, attendance, and feedback for workshop sessions. I’ve recently returned from my internship year, and I am now in my final year of Software Engineering (with a minor in Biomedical Engineering). My interests are brewing and drinking coffee, building LEGO, and learning about social and culinary history.
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