Scott Golem

Scott Golem

Scott Golem is the research lead for the Horticultural & Environmental Sciences Innovation Centre (HESIC). He leads and supports the success of applied research projects mainly for the Greenhouse Technology Network (GTN), a Niagara College-led initiative that brings together research institutions and greenhouse and technology businesses to accelerate the development, commercialization, and adoption of new technologies. Research projects focus on validating novel products and/or technology … Continue reading Scott Golem »

Gabriela Torrens

Gaby Torrens

Gabriela Torrens is a Research Associate who focuses on cannabis projects for the Horticultural & Environmental Sciences Innovation Centre (HESIC). She is responsible for supporting cannabis research projects at the Cannabis Indoor Cultivation Research Labs (Cannabunker) and developing research trials. She also assists with HESIC projects carried out in the Niagara College Teaching Greenhouse. Gabriela first joined HESIC as a student in the role of … Continue reading Gabriela Torrens »

Alberto Hardt

Alberto Hardt

Alberto Hardt is a Research Associate focusing on greenhouse projects at the Horticultural & Environmental Sciences Innovation Centre (HESIC). He supports with planning of new projects for the team while also assisting day-to-day activities required for trials. This includes general crop maintenance, fertigation, data gathering, and various plant-related tasks such as propagation, cultivation, and harvesting. Alberto studied at Niagara College, completing the Horticultural Technician program, … Continue reading Alberto Hardt »

Olga Safonova

Olga Safonova is the Research Laboratory Technologist of the Horticultural & Environmental Sciences Innovation Centre (HESIC). In her role, she manages the daily activities related to on-going trials, assists with experimental design, and collects data. She also looks after the cannabis growing facilities and greenhouse horticulture laboratory. For the past 13 years, Olga has been working in horticulture in various roles from Propagation Technician, Lead … Continue reading Olga Safonova »

Stanley Leggett

Stanley Leggett, Horticulture Technician

Stanley Leggett is a Horticulture Technician for the School of Environmental and Horticultural Studies (SEHS) who also works with the Horticultural and Environmental Sciences Innovation Centre (HESIC). He assists in maintaining the cannabis facilities and caring for the cannabis plants, ensuring optimal growth in the CannaBunker and the CannaResearchBunker. Stanley also conducts and assists with research-based projects on cannabis and has become part-time faculty with … Continue reading Stanley Leggett »

Laurie Zuber

Laurie Zuber is the Horticulture Technologist with the Niagara College (NC) School of Environmental and Horticultural Studies and part-time faculty with the Commercial Cannabis Production program. She oversees the daily operations of their Health Canada licensed cannabis cultivation facility and helps train the next generation of cannabis industry employees and entrepreneurs by developing and delivering labs and in class instruction. Laurie also works with the … Continue reading Laurie Zuber »