Sep Pashang completed his M.A. in management information systems at York University and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development at the University of Waterloo. His research interest is situated at the nexus of sustainability, finance and artificial intelligence (AI), with a special focus on how they interplay during the COVID-19 pandemic. His master’s research specifically looked at applications of technology to examine the effects of environmental disasters on international human migration. He graduated from York University in 2006 with a B.Comm. (Hons.) in business research and a minor in marketing.
In addition to his academic career, Sep is currently a vice president at Morgan Stanley, where he leads global agile transformation initiatives. He is also the founder of AI for SDGs Canada, a cross-sector and multi-disciplinary research hub and advisory group.
Previously, Sep was a founder of a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable development and has collaborated with non-governmental organizations, governments and community members around the world. His teams have addressed health, food security, environmental adaptation, forced displacement and social innovation.