R&I projects double in 2021-22

The Research & Innovation division of Niagara College provides real-world solutions for business, key industry sectors and the community through applied research and knowledge transfer activities. We have grown both in resources, capabilities and therefore, outcomes for industry, during the past two decades of operation. In fact, last year (fiscal year 2021-22), we leveraged $34,648,976 in …Continue reading »

Grow Up features NC speakers, education award for academics

Niagara College cannabis experts leveraged their learning at the recent Grow Up Conference & Expo, which took place Sept. 11 to 13 at the Niagara Falls Convention Centre. Besides presenting during a talk titled “The impact of cannabis research on developing cannabis technology,” the team took home the Cannabis Education Award, for the work being …Continue reading »

Project helps company overcome pesky pests in cannabis crops

Finding a natural solution for one of the most challenging pest pressures in cannabis production fits perfectly with the mission of Koppert Biological Systems. But Tom Groot, Koppert’s Manager of Research and Development, Macrobials, knows that asking growers to contribute their own crops to test biological controls against the cannabis aphid is a big ask. …Continue reading »

Recreational affection becomes career path for graduate

Peter Brewer’s fondness for plants runs as deep as a taproot on an unrelenting dandelion. That affection and its accompanying curiosity about all things green and leafy makes him the ideal candidate for his research associate role at Niagara College’s Horticultural & Environmental Sciences Innovation Centre (HESIC), where he assists on critical industry-advancing projects involving …Continue reading »