Camosun Innovates Staff

Meet our team of leading experts in the fields of engineering design, productivity enhancement and automation, instrumentation, reverse engineering, and student project support.

Meet the Team

Dr. Richard Gale

Dr. Richard Gale

Director, Camosun Innovates

Dr. Gale comes to Camosun Innovates after most recently serving as the Vice President, Academic at Capilano University and the founding Director of Mo ... Read more read more link icon
Jamie VanDenbossche

Jamie VanDenbossche

Associate Director, Camosun Innovates

Jamie VanDenbossche is the Associate Director of Camosun Innovates (formerly Camosun Applied Research & Innovation), working to position it as a l ... Read more read more link icon
Sean McConkey

Sean McConkey

Manager, Camosun Technology Access Centre

Sean McConkey joined Camosun Innovates in September 2017. Sean completed his BASc at the University of Waterloo in 1992 in mechanical engineering, wit ... Read more read more link icon
Rich Burman

Rich Burman

Student Interaction Lead, Technology Access Centre

Rich serves as the Applied Research Coordinator for the Technology Access Centre. In addition to impeccable organizational skills, Rich is also an ... Read more read more link icon
Ben Costin

Ben Costin

Applied Research Technologist I, Technology Access Centre

Ben is often involved with any project relating to equipment design and development, specifically outdoor or sport equipment. He has a keen design sen ... Read more read more link icon
Dana Lajeunesse

Dana Lajeunesse

Applied Research Technologist I, Technology Access Centre

Dana has a background in Mechanical Engineering Technology and is a very capable CNC machine programmer/operator. He is also experienced in industr ... Read more read more link icon
 Jake Quigley

Jake Quigley

Applied Research Technologist I, Technology Access Centre

Jake is our composites specialist at TAC. He has a very strong composite materials background and found his passion for this field while working in th ... Read more read more link icon
Sergio Asebey Solares

Sergio Asebey Solares

Applied Research Technologist II, Technology Access Centre

Sergio is our resident expert in toolpathing and CNC machining. Originally from Bolivia, Sergio moved to Mexico at the age of 21 and studied in Aut ... Read more read more link icon
Heather Sproule

Heather Sproule

Assistant to the Director, Camosun Innovates

A graduate of both Camosun and UVic, Heather has provided administrative support to post-secondary education in BC for over thirty years. Heather’s ... Read more read more link icon
Cheryle Wilson

Cheryle Wilson

Operations Assistant, Camosun Innovates

Cheryle is the first point of contact at the Technology Access Centre. She comes to the Centre with more than twenty-eight years of experience prov ... Read more read more link icon
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Applied research

Camosun Innovates uses cutting edge technology to allow faculty and students from different disciplines to turn their ideas into reality.