Research team in spotlight at OFVC

Niagara College’s Research & Innovation division was well represented at this year’s Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention in February. Known as Canada’s premier horticultural event, the annual conference brings together researchers, producers, industry experts, associations and educators. In its 18th year, the two-day event features world-class expert speakers, tradeshow exhibitors and network opportunities.

R&I had a number of experts speaking at the event: From the Agriculture & Environmental Technologies Innovation Centre (AETIC), both Mike Duncan, PhD, and Sarah Lepp, senior research associate, presented thought-provoking information about weather, climate change and the resulting impact on soil. From the Canadian Food & Wine Institute Innovation Centre (CFWI Innovation Centre), Ana Cristina Vega Lugo, PhD, spoke about sustainable packaging for both consumers and commercial applications.

On the tradeshow floor, research team members from AETIC, CFWI Innovation Centre and also the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (WAMIC), showcased the division’s resources and capabilities.

Read more about our featured panelists at OFVC here.

For more information on the resources and capabilities of the Agriculture & Environmental Technologies Innovation Centre, visit the website.