Students’ memorable milestone moment marked

Well, congratulations to all Niagara College students graduating this spring!  

This milestone is the culmination of months and months of hard work, attention to details, and pushing beyond for all our students. I’d like to give extra kudos at this time to those we’ve had the good fortune of having with us at Research & Innovation, whether as junior or senior co-op students, or part-time research assistants. You’ll see that they come from a great variety of programs at the college, and were involved in applied research projects with all three of our Innovation Centres and with our Business & Commercialization Solutions.  

Graduates, enjoy celebrating the fruits of your labour, and know that we are grateful for all your work at Research & Innovation. You’re the reason we get up in the morning, and we’re extremely proud of you and your journey so far. And now, your future awaits, so go carpe that diem with both hands!!!


– Marc Nantel, Vice-President, Research, Innovation & Strategic Partnership


Research & Innovation congratulates our graduates for Spring 2020:


Agriculture & Environmental Technologies Innovation Centre


Mariasole Taiocchi

Computer Programmer Analyst

Andrew Benton
Ken Dubois
Michael Gall
Vi Nguyen
Victoria Peel

Computer Programmer

Lara Medeiros Silva Joaquim

Greenhouse Technician

Elias Abraham
Vladmir Rogov

Horticulture Technician

Morgan Cheeseman


Business & Commercialization Services

International Commerce and Global Development (BBA)

Andrea Lopez
Mariasole Taiocchi

Sales & Marketing

Alexander Miller
Felipe De Oliveira Reis

Broadcasting- Radio, Television and Film (Film Production)

Brenden Macdonald
Cole Patton
Aidan Manley
Miranda Langendoen


Canadian Food & Wine Institute Innovation Centre

Culinary Innovation & Food Technology

Jenna Black
Jacob Crawford
Ezio Deiana
Victoria Gagnon
Samantha Stinellis
Seth Graham
Jennie Vallangca
Kyler Schwind
Shannon Wood

Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management

Ian Evans
Geoffrey Albrecht


Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre

Computer Programmer

Rafael de Castro Almeida

Electrical Engineering

Tyler Winger 

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Jordan Kindred
Avery Edge
Anusha Qureshi
Yodha Singh

Mechanical Engineering Technician

Curtis Plante


Harsimran Singh


The vast majority of NC graduates who have worked with Research & Innovation go on to find employment directly linked to the experience they have had while working with our department. Learn more about their stories in our Alumni section, and through our regular segment in the e-newsletter called “Where are they Now?”