Marc Nantel is the Vice-President of Research, Innovation & Strategic Initiatives, joining Niagara College in July 2011. Prior to that, Marc had been involved with the college as a Board Member (2006-11) and as the Project Manager/Director from the Ontario Centres of Excellence; as such, he helped introduce the Photonics programs at the Welland Campus. Marc is a Physics graduate from McGill University (BSc 1987, MSc 1990) and from the Institut National pour la Recherche Scientifique – Energie et Matériaux (PhD 1994). Marc spent four postdoc years in France and at the University of Michigan, pursuing ever shorter laser-produced visible and x-ray pulses and their applications; he was an Adjunct Professor of Physics at the University of Toronto from 1998 to 2008. He has published more than 90 papers and given more than 200 academic and industrial presentations. He is a Senior Member of SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics.