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Our faculty members

We are proud to have a diverse and experienced group of individuals within the Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) who are involved in building the Internship program for the betterment of our students. Our faculty members come with varying degrees in disciplines ranging in education, business and other liberal arts.

As the year progresses, students may become acquainted with a few faculty members directly responsible for the co-ordinating of students in the Internship program and corresponding opportunities. To better serve our students and partnering organizations, these individuals are the main contact for the program:

Stephen Rose

Associate Dean, FBIT; Director, International Programs and Management Development Centre; Associate Teaching Professor

Steve RoseSince 2006, Stephen Rose has carried various roles and responsibilities during his tenure at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. He brings with him extensive corporate experience as a senior executive at General Motors Corporation across its various divisions within Canada, the U.S. and Europe.

As an Associate Teaching Professor, he lectures in the areas of leadership, international management and supply chain management. His community involvement is extensive; he offers his expertise while serving on multiple private and public boards.

Stephen holds a Master in Business Administration from York University in Toronto, Ontario, and an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfred Laurier University, both of which complement the level of expertise he brings to the table.

Tim Claydon

Capstone and Internship Co-ordinator

Tim Claydon, Project CoordinatorAs part of the award-winning FBIT recruitment team, Tim Claydon has been part of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology community for six years. As a previous student of our university and an Internship program participant, he has experienced first-hand the benefits the Capstone and Internship programs offer to students and partnering organizations.

As Co-ordinator, Tim is in a unique position to view both sides of the lens. He brings to the table a wealth of knowledge and information, strengthened by a bachelor's degree in Commerce and a master's degree in Education. A key contact and builder of the Internship and Capstone programs, he consistently seeks ways to improve and strengthen the student internship experience. In an effort to keep up with technology and business issues, he is well-informed through his attendance at various conferences and seminars, at times serving as keynote speaker.

Vera Barton

Capstone Instructor

Vera BartonVera has been an instructor and facilitator with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology since its inception in 2002. Over the last 15 years, she has had the fortunate opportunity of witnessing the growth and expansion of FBIT, including the installation of the Capstone and Internship programs. Through her direct involvement in both the classroom and the co-ordination of students, she provides great insight into innovative methods to keep these two programs relevant to meet student and organizational needs. Her ability to build and maintain a network of key business relationships has contributed greatly to meeting FBIT's strategic planning and future goals. FBIT strives to continuously improve upon its placement offerings, and Vera is in a unique position to meet these requirements.

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