Timir Baran Roy is a Ph.D. Candidate at Building Civil and Environmental Engineering Department (specialization: Structural Engineering) at Concordia University. Before joining Concordia, he completed MSc. degree in Civil Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal (2015) and B.E. degree in Construction Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India (2012). He worked as the BCEE Representative at the Engineering and Computer Science Graduate Association (ECSGA) in Concordia during the period of May 2017 to July 2018. During that time, he held the position of the graduate students’ representative of the BCEE Department Faculty Council. In January 2018 he founded the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Concordia Student Chapter (EERIC) under the umbrella of Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Oakland, US and Graduate Students’ Association, Concordia University; since the foundation he has been serving as the President of the chapter. In January 2018, Timir also founded the Civil Engineering Association Concordia (CEAC) under the umbrella of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the US and Graduate Students’ Association, Concordia University; since the foundation, he has been working as the Corresponding Secretary of the same. In December 2018, he was nominated for the position of the Quebec Regional Coordinator of the Student Engagement Committee (SEC) of IC-IMPACTS Network, the India-Canada Centre for Innovative Multidisciplinary Partnerships to Accelerate Community Transformation and Sustainability. He is an active panellist at the Student Tribunals at Concordia University.
Timir is an active member of the Youth Council of Marc Miller, Hon’ble Member of House of Commons, Canada, from Ville-Marie-Le Sud-Ouest-Île-des-Soeurs (Montreal), QC, Canada. He has experience of chairing various workshops, conferences etc. In his professional domain, he is a member of the following professional organizations: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Canadian Association for Earthquake Engineering (CAEE), Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE), Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), IC-IMPACTS.
In the Graduate Student’s Association, Timir holds the position of a Senator, representing graduate students at the Concordia University Senate, which is the highest academic decision-making body of the university. In the Senate, he is actively involved in the Senate Steering Committee, Senate Academic Planning and Priorities Committee and the Senate Research Committee.
In the Graduate Student’s Association, Timir also holds the position of the Chair of the GSA Council of Directors. His job includes calling and chairing monthly meetings of the GSA Council/special meetings, setting the agenda, mediate meetings according to Robert’s Rules of Order (11th ed.), convene annual General Assembly etc.
As the GSA Council Chair, Timir bears true faith and allegiance to the GSA By-laws, that the Council can discuss and take decisions on various matters in accordance with the By-Laws, without fear or favour, affection or ill-will.