As Executive Director of Tech-Access Canada, the national network of Canada’s 30 Technology Access Centres (TACs), Ken is responsible for ensuring the network achieves its mandate of facilitating the sharing of best practices between member TACs, and promoting the adoption of comparable service excellence standards. Ken actively promotes the Technology Access Centre model to external audiences including industry associations, federal and provincial governments, and the general public. Ken also encourages companies – particularly small and medium-sized firms – to access the services offered by the TACs to get their innovations to market.
Based in Ottawa, Ken brings a deep knowledge of college applied research and over a decade of experience in federal public affairs and policy development for the Canadian college sector. He most recently served as Special Advisor to the Vice-President, Government Relations and Canadian Partnerships at Colleges and Institutes Canada, where he was responsible for strategic files related to college applied research and innovation. Ken holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Carleton University in Ottawa.
Applied research at Technology Access Centres (TACs), like SIRT, presents a unique opportunity. TACs offer hands-on learning for students and faculty as well as a direct link to industry. With specific examples from SIRT’s research leads and partners this panel will share observations and best practices for creative and professional growth.TACs are federally funded technology […]