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Fouad Elgindy

Managing Director


Fouad Elgindy is the Managing Director for the Canadian Particle Astrophysics Research Centre, an initiative of Queen’s University that seeks to assert Canada’s position in particle astrophysics. In this position, he is responsible for directing all aspects of the administration of the centre. He brings more than a decade of government and private sector experience in managing research grants and innovation policy. Through his passion for the underlying science of CPARC and the need for Canada to achieve excellence in this area, Mr. Elgindy strives to create a Canadian centre of excellence to maximize the impact and better the understanding of research in particle astrophysics. Prior to joining CPARC, he was a Senior Program Manager of the flagship Government of Canada Networks Centres of Excellence (NCE) program. In this role, he led the development of high profile bilateral international initiatives between Canada and India and recreated a unique business-focused collaborative research program affecting aerospace, mining, manufacturing, and health industries. Mr. Elgindy earned a BSc in Physics from the University of Guelph. He also operates a grant consulting company and is a professional photographer.

Koby Dering

Senior Mechanical Engineer


Koby is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario, and obtained a B.Sc.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering at Queen’s University. Working in close collaboration with scientists and technical staff, Koby brings a wealth of experience in design, fabrication, and installation of custom components and infrastructure required for sensitive particle detectors at SNOLAB. Koby was responsible for many components of the DEAP-3600 detector, from the conceptual phase through to commissioning of the experiment, and is currently providing engineering oversight and support for the NEWS-G and CUTE experiments.

Zachary Kenny

Communications Officer


Jodie Lees

Program Coordinator


Edward Nkole

Financial Officer


Edward Nkole is the Finance Officer of the Canadian Particle Astrophysics Research Centre (CPARC). Working closely with Fouad Elgindy (Managing Director), Edward is responsible for providing expert advice, financial accountability and management of all CPARC grant funds. Edward is a Queen’s alumnus having graduated with a degree in Economics and Global Development Studies in 2010. In addition, he is an associate of CPA Ontario and CIMA UK.

Diana Turner

Administrative Assistant