Speaker Profile: Stepanka Elias, P.Eng., MASc

Dir - Operations, Design & Construction

Stepanka Elias has recently accepted position of Executive Director, Facilities at the University of Waterloo – a vibrant campus of over 9million square feet of space with focus on transformational research and inspired learning. Stepanka’s portfolio includes a wide range of responsibilities: Capital Planning, Design & Development, Construction as well as Operations & Maintenance of all campus buildings and infrastructure.

Prior to joining University of Waterloo, Stepanka worked at Unversity of Toronto for nineteen years and played a key role in planning, design and construction of eight new academic buildings with a cost of over $400M. Stepanka also managed the Caretaking, Grounds, and Building Operations Divisions, and set up infrastructure program for deferred maintenance management.

Recent presentation events include TRADELINE Space Strategies, Festival of Architecture, and Canadian Design-Build Institute Annual Conference.

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