David DiPietro is the Manager, Business Development, with the Research & Innovation Division. As Manager, Business Development, David works with the Business Development Coordinator and all Innovation Centres to support the strategic planning and execution of industry and community partner recruitment. As the main liaison for course-based project support, he also works with faculty and academic schools to bring meaningful engagement in course-based research opportunities into the classroom, to the benefit of all involved – industry, students and faculty. With the development of the college’s Dream Big fund, David will play a similar liaising role with our academic partners and NC staff in making their exploratory research project plans a reality.
David has returned to Niagara College, where he started his career as the Course-Based Coordinator with R&I, before moving to Brock University in 2016 to take on roles centred on experiential learning opportunities, including Experiential Education Coordinator, and most recently Senior Experiential Education Coordinator with the Goodman School of Business. He has also taught part-time in a capstone course with the (former) Canadian Food & Wine Institute, and worked as acting co-op employer relations consultant for technology programs for one term.
David graduated from the Business Administration – Marketing Co-op program at NC, and has completed a Social Media Marketing post-graduate certificate from George Brown College. He is currently working on his BA in Business Communications at Brock University.
He is on the Wavemakers Advisory Board and currently sits on the Grant Review Committee of the Niagara Community Foundation.