Kristine Canniff

As Acting Associate Director and Research Program Manager, Kristine is responsible for the overall management of the Food & Beverage Innovation Centre which includes managing funding portfolios, human resources, operations, and client services for both applied research and fee-for-service activities.

The Food & Beverage Innovation Centre 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, with the responsibilities of managing contracts, promotional activities and communications with external partners. 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 has studied food science at University of Guelph and at Niagara College. In her spare time, she volunteers for the David Suzuki Foundation by promoting environmental stewardship through native plantings and designing outdoor spaces for wildlife habitats.