Grow Up features NC speakers, education award for academics

Stanley Leggett, Laurie Zuber and Alberto Gerhke Hardt represented Research & Innovation’s Food & Beverage Innovation Centre at the Grow Up Conference & Expo on Sept. 11-13 in Niagara Falls.

Niagara College cannabis experts leveraged their learning at the recent Grow Up Conference & Expo, which took place Sept. 11 to 13 at the Niagara Falls Convention Centre. Besides presenting during a talk titled “The impact of cannabis research on developing cannabis technology,” the team took home the Cannabis Education Award, for the work being done through the Commercial Cannabis Production Program.

The talk was moderated by Laurie Zuber, technologist with the Commercial Cannabis Production program, and included a discussion by Peter Brewer, research associate with the Horticultural & Environmental Sciences Innovation Centre (HESIC), which is part of the Research & Innovation division at Niagara College, and Daniel Lirette, CEO of GrowDoc. The two discussed GrowDoc’s successful collaboration with Niagara College in an applied research project to enhance the capabilities of a mobile app that helps address plant health issues.

To learn more about the Education Award, read the news release.

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