Sr. food scientist talks innovation at Summit

Niagara College’s Ana Cristina Vega-Lugo, PhD, senior food scientist with the Canadian Food & Wine Institute (CFWI) Innovation Centre, was a panellist at the 10th Annual Food Regulatory & Quality Assurance Summit in Toronto. Niagara College’s Ana Cristina Vega-Lugo, PhD, senior food scientist with the Canadian Food & Wine Institute (CFWI) Innovation Centre, part of …Continue reading »

Non-alcoholic distilled spirit an innovative first in Canada

  In the nascent zero-alcohol spirits industry, Bob Huitema, of DistillX Beverages Inc., is a pioneer. And with the help from experts at Niagara College’s Canadian Food & Wine Institute (CFWI) Innovation Centre, he has launched Canada’s first-ever non-alcoholic gin. After six months of in-depth market research before engaging with NC’s Research & Innovation division …Continue reading »

Where Are They Now?: Rachel Gerroir

Rachel Gerroir is a 2019 graduate of Niagara College’s Culinary Innovation & Food Technology program and spent two years with the Research & Innovation division, first as a Research Assistant, then Research Associate with the Canadian Food & Wine Institute (CFWI) Innovation Centre. Rachel is now employed as a Research Assistant with the Cool Climate …Continue reading »

Scientist turned brewmaster helps shape beer culture

Niagara College professor and notable brewmaster Adrian Popowycz is a true believer in the esprit de corps that binds the craft brewing industry. His is an enthusiasm for camaraderie he received at the beginning of his brewing career some 15 years ago. Likewise, he has worked tirelessly to foster knowledge among the collaborative culture, with …Continue reading »

New SONAMI network manager continues family legacy in public service

At Niagara College’s Research & Innovation division, Kithio Mwanzia takes on the role of network manager for SONAMI (Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing), an NC-led consortium of academic institutions supporting the manufacturing industry. Ambassadorship, in all its forms, is deep-rooted in Kithio Mwanzia’s family. The son of a former Kenyan ambassador to the European …Continue reading »

Niagara a hotbed for applied industrial research: Financial Post

Jacob Morris, an NC Mechanical Engineering Technology graduate and former Research Assistant with Research & Innovation and Gordon Maretzki, Centre Manager, Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (WAMIC) work on a specialized prototype inside the advanced manufacturing research labs. Titled “Niagara’s secret superpower in manufacturing,” the Financial Post newspaper carried a story on Dec. 2, 2019, that …Continue reading »