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As Dean of Applied Research, Kim has specific responsibility for the management and overall coordination of research activity at BCIT. This includes the fostering of new initiatives, both locally and internationally, for integrating innovation and research into graduate and undergraduate programs as well as the development and implementation of internal funding programs and policies to increase and enhance faculty, student and industry participation in collaborative research projects at the university level.
As a member of BCIT’s Senior Leadership Team, Kim is a member of the group responsible for the development and implementation of policy, financial, strategic and operational plans at BCIT as well as the plans for the identification, hiring and fostering of employee excellence and development.
Joe Boyd, MSc, MLS
As Research Liaison in ARLO, Joe helps coordinate ARLO services with BCIT’s Schools and Research Groups, with industry and community groups, and with external agencies. He is one of the organizers of BCIT’s Student Innovation Challenge, and is also a member of several BCIT internal funding Committees: Institute Research Committee, Instructional Development Committee, International Mobility Fund Committee.
Joe is also a research information analyst, managing BCIT’s applied research websites, tracking and reporting on BCIT applied research activities – projects, researchers, funding sponsors and programs, industry research partners – and assisting researchers in identifying funding sources and developing successful research proposals.
Joe has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Physics from the University of Toronto and a Masters degree in Library Studies from UBC.
As Program Head at the Applied Research Liaison Office (ARLO), Stefan Joseph assists research faculty in defining projects, identifying appropriate sources of funding, and preparing and coordinating successful proposals and applications for funding.
He also acts as liaison with government and industry, providing these groups with information related to applied R&D at BCIT, including resources, policies, and projects. Stefan is BCIT’s Research Grants Officer, NSERC Representative, CFI Coordinator, and member of the Research Ethics Board.
Stefan offers a mix of R&D and business expertise. He holds two master’s degrees, one in science and one in engineering. In 1993, he was elected the first Technology Development Fellow of the BC Advanced Systems Institute, which later merged with the Innovation Science Council of BC to form the BC Innovation Council (now Innovate BC).
He was the principal researcher on a number of R&D projects, is a registered Professional Engineer, and has completed SFU’s Management Skills in Advanced Technology (MSAT) program.
Stefan has several years of experience as Chief Operating Officer within the BC high-tech industry. Other work experience includes Manager, Industry Contracts and Grants at UBC’s Industry Liaison Office, Research Grants Facilitator for the Faculty of Applied Science at SFU, and Industrial Technology Advisor for the National Research Council. Stefan was also a member of the ASI Business Advisory Board (BAB).