GlobalMedic has provided life-saving aid in the aftermath of disasters and conflicts since 2002. It was founded on the idea that aid could be delivered more effectively and efficiently. Professional emergency workers along with other professional and skilled volunteers have helped GlobalMedic run 217 disaster responses in 73 countries. Rahul will discuss how GlobalMedic strives to be innovative and cost-effective in every aspect of the organization. Whether it is re-imagining existing products, developing the award winning RescUAV program or finding new ways to engage Canadians, GlobalMedic is always looking forward.
Rahul founded the David McAntony Gibson Foundation (GlobalMedic) in 1999 to honour the memory of his best friend who tragically lost his life in 1998. Combining a passion for humanitarian assistance with a frontline emergency perspective, Singh developed GlobalMedic’s unique operational mandate. Rahul continually strives to develop Canadian innovation to save lives. He has personally led over 30 international disaster missions. In 2010, Time Magazine listed him in Time Magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People. Among his many awards and recognition, he is the recipient of the Order of Ontario and the Diamond Jubilee Medal. In 2017 Mr. Singh’s innovative RescUAV Program was listed as a top finalist for the Google.org Impact Challenge. This honour was accompanied by a $250,000 grant to expand RescUAV.