The Lab

David Usher
Founder/Creative Director

Born in Oxford England, David Usher lives in Montreal with his family but works and travels all over the world. He is an artist, best selling author, entrepreneur and keynote speaker. As a musician he has sold more than 1.4 million albums and has had #1 singles singing in English, French and Thai.

When David is not making music, he is equally passionate about his other life, as a Geek.


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Gillian Nycum
Director of Strategic Initiatives

A licensed lawyer at the Barreau du Quebec, Gillian has experience as an entrepreneur, researcher, and senior administrator in the cultural industries, government, and academia.

Gillian is interested in politics, innovation, and art, and sees potential in these to create awareness and social change.


Paul Simard
Human Impact Lab Advisor, Principal Director, Faculty of Arts and Science, Concordia University

I believe in the power of partnerships, of collaboration and of innovative and intentional networking. In helping to create the foundation for those opportunities to exist, I work to connect people with people, programs or projects that can create positive and meaningful outcomes that will advance innovation and entrepreneurship.

Working with investors and philanthropists, we can help to ensure that the next generation of leaders and innovators have the skills and tools required to succeed.




Global Ambassadors

Our Global Ambassadors are a growing network of international representatives who help Human Impact Lab expand its presence worldwide. This team of dedicated volunteers work passionately to spread our mission within their own diverse networks. If you are interested in joining our team of Global Ambassadors, please reach out to us here.

Stéphane Bazire
Barcelona Spain, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Expert

Consultant specialised in event management and sports marketing through international experiences on the WTA Tour with Sanex sponsorship, head of operations of the ATP 500 Valencia Open - WTA Andalucia International - Extreme Barcelona Urban Festival, and business development for Nussli in Brazil.

Committed to making the events and sports' industries more sustainable through the creation of the event management and consultancy services agency: WeGreen.



Candice Soave
Miami Florida, Independent Business Consultant


Clélia Cothier
Montreal Quebec, Lead Social Connector at Desjardins Lab