Applied Research Liaison Office
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.
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.
He was a member of the ASI Business Advisory Board (BAB).