About us

Tamil Chair Inc., and the Canadian Tamil Congress have signed an agreement with University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) to support the establishment of an endowed Chair in Tamil Studies at UTSC.

University of Toronto Chair in Tamil Studies Project Committee

Executive Committee Members

Sivan Ilangko - Chair

Dr. Varadarajan Raghuraman

Danton Thurairajah

Ponniah Vivekanandan

Raj Dharmaraj

Rajgumar Gunaratnam

Jeevithaa Puvirajasingam

Vasan Paramesh

Advisory Council

Appadurai Muttulingam

Subramaniam Rajaratnam

Prof. R. Cheran

Malliha Wilson

Tamil Chair Inc

Tamil Chair Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Tax-ID 47-5021758, registered in the state of Maryland (USA) is created for the purpose of establishing Tamil Chairs in Universities. It has succeeded in forming the first Tamil Chair at the Harvard University. Currently, it jointly works with Canadian Tamil Congress to establish a Tamil Chair at the University of Toronto.

Board Members

Dr. Vijay Janakiraman

Hollidaysburg, PA

Dr. Sundaresan Sambandam

Cranston, RI

Mrs. Vaidehi Herbert

Kilauea, Hawaii

Mr. Paul Pandian

Dallas, TX

Dr. Sornam Sankar

Ellicott City, MD

Mr. Kumar Kumarappan

Fremont, CA

Mr. Appadurai Muttulingam

Markham, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Arumugam Murukiah

Chennai, India

Sivan Ilangko, CPA, CA

Stouffville,ON,Canada

Dr. Varadarajan Raghuraman

North York,ON,Canada

Dr. Bala Swaminathan

Saint James, NY

Canadian Tamil Congress

The Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC) is a non-profit organization which serves as the voice of Tamil Canadians. Headquartered in Toronto, the CTC has chapters across the country and an elected board of directors. The non-partisan organization works as the community’s spokesperson on the municipal, provincial, federal and international levels.

Board of Directors

President: Dr. Vadivelu Santhakumar

Vice President: Sivan Ilangko

416-707-9104

Secretary: Raveena Rajasingham

Treasurer: Rajkumar Gunaratnam

Board of Directors:

Dr. Kanagasabapathy Chandrasegaram,

Nadarajah Vijayabalan

Thirukumaran Thirunavukarasu

Executive Director

Danton Thurairajah

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