MP Dean Allison visits Research & Innovation

MP Dean Allison (right) meets with Mike Duncan, Sarah Lepp, and Gregor MacLean during a visit to Niagara College’s Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus July 21. The visit focused on work being done with local food processors in food science labs at the CFWI Research Centre, as well as the work Duncan and his team are doing in precision agriculture.

Niagara College welcomed Niagara West-Glanbrook MP Dean Allison to the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus on July 21.

Allison began his tour at the Wine Visitor + Education Centre where he learned what is new at Niagara College before moving to the main NOTL Campus. Research project manager Nigel Corish led him through the Canadian Food and Wine Institute Research Centre labs and outlined some recent projects Niagara Research has undertaken, including the development of a recipe for the new award-winning alcohol-free MADD Virgin Craft Brewed Lager. He also visited the NC Greenhouse and NC Teaching Brewery.

The tour concluded in the Niagara Research boardroom where industrial research chair Mike Duncan, research project manager (Agriculture and Environment) Gregor MacLean, and senior research associate Sarah Lepp discussed Niagara College’s precision agriculture project and how it is assisting local farmers with managing their fields.