POSITION AVAILABLE: Mechanical Engineering Research Assistant position available with our Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre team

Mechanical Engineering Assistant  The Mechanical Engineering Research Assistant will have a comprehensive skill set to work with the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre team and Industry Partners on a variety of time-sensitive projects. The successful candidate may work on research projects or technical services in areas such as additive manufacturing, product design and development, reverse …Continue reading »

German farmers reap agricultural & horticultural insight in NOTL

On July 19th, a group of farmers from Northern Germany made their way to Niagara College’s Niagara-on-the-Lake campus to discover the school’s agricultural and horticultural technologies and capabilities. The group – mainly cabbage growers – are all independent farmers, but are part of an association called “Maschinenring Dithmarschen,” a machinery/professional pool with access to affiliated …Continue reading »

WE’RE HIRING: Computer Programmer Research Associate position with our Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre team

Computer Programmer Research Associate The successful candidate will work with the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre team. The work includes programming, testing and troubleshooting of interface software for product development of advanced manufacturing research projects.  Click HERE for the full job posting. The deadline to apply is Monday, July 29th at 12pm.  To apply, please …Continue reading »

Expanding cannabis applied research

The Agriculture & Environmental Technologies Innovation Centre (AETIC) is getting equipped to enter into cannabis applied research, thanks to a recent grant for dedicated space and specialized equipment to complete trials for the cannabis industry. The $149,918 grant to Niagara College (NC) through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) from the …Continue reading »

Artificial Intelligence in the vineyards?

  Niagara College is at the forefront of agricultural robotics technology, with its complement of aerial drones and enterprise-level software systems. Now a 400-lb remotely operated rover, named RoamIO Jumbo, is undergoing field testing to refine high-precision engineering onboard that will help accurately predict vineyard yield estimates for grape growers. These field trials are taking …Continue reading »

The Science of Healthy Roots

Daynan Lepore-Foster (student researcher), Mary Jane Clark (research lead), Craig Willett (A.M.A. Horticulture), Melissa Drake (student researcher), Rain Avila (student researcher), Jason Henry (Vineland Research), Rick Bradt (A.M.A. Horticulture) Healthy root systems are critical for long-term health and survival of trees. When root complications occur, such as root girdling, the lifespan of trees is reduced. …Continue reading »