Kristine Canniff

As the Associate Director of Niagara College’s (NC) Food & Beverage Innovation Centre (FBIC), Kristine is responsible for overall management of the team, operations, and facilities. This includes planning, strategic direction, operational management, project management, business development, and funding strategies.

The FBIC is dedicated to assisting food and beverage industry partners with their research, innovation, and commercialization needs through collaborative applied projects involving NC’s students, expert faculty/staff, and outstanding infrastructure.

Kristine joined the division in 2013, working as the Industry Liaison Officer and has been with the FBIC since 2015. She has taught Marketing for Niagara College’s Continuing Education and brings to her role more than 20 years of project management experience in various sectors, including consumer packaged goods and food innovation.

Kristine holds an undergraduate degree in Communications from Brock University and studied food science at University of Guelph and Niagara College. In her spare time, she volunteers for the David Suzuki Foundation by promoting environmental stewardship.