From Canadian Petro-Chemical Consultant to Washington, DC: a Q&A with Stephen Selk (7T6)

Most people are familiar with the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the evening news.

Others, like ChemE alumnus Stephen Selk (7T6), actually work there.

The Toronto-born chemical engineer spent 25 years in the petro-chemical industry in Canada before making his way south to Washington, D.C. Since 2013, he has been a supervising program analyst at DHS.

U of T Engineering’s Jamie Hunter spoke with Selk about his anti-terrorism role at the DHS, being taught by Marshall McLuhan at U of T, and how an explosion on Toronto’s waterfront in the 1980s really set his career in motion.

Read full interview.