Where Are They Now?


Innovation in Action

Through applied research activities, NC’s Research & Innovation division is preparing the workforce with the right know-how by providing an array of researcher expertise, supported by leading-edge facilities, technology and equipment.

See how graduates and R&I alumni are applying their skills and knowledge in the real world:

 

 

 

Dalton Pearson is a 2019 graduate of Niagara College’s Computer Programming program and served as both a research assistant and research associate with the Research & Innovation division, most recently with the Agriculture & Environmental Technologies Innovation Centre.
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Mike Granton is a 2017 graduate of Niagara College’s Mechanical Engineering Technologist program. He did his co-op with the Research & Innovation division’s Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre as a research assistant and was then hired as research associate after graduating. He also graduated from NC’s Computer Engineering Technology/Technician program in 2003. 
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Adriann Knight is a 2017 graduate of Niagara College’s Bachelor of Business Administration (International Commerce and Global Development) program. Adriann worked with R&I as part of the Business & Commercialization Solutions team.
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Rachel Gerroir is a 2019 graduate of Niagara College’s Culinary Innovation & Food Technology program and spent two years with the Research & Innovation division, first as a Research Assistant, then Research Associate with the Canadian Food & Wine Institute (CFWI) Innovation Centre. 
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Alex Davis is a 2017 graduate of Niagara College’s Computer Programmer Analyst program. With the Research & Innovation division, he served as Research Assistant from 2016 to 2017 and then Research Associate until July 2019.
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Jason Wright is a 2018 graduate of Niagara College’s Mechanical Engineering Technology (Co-op) program and was a Technical Services Research Assistant at the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre for the Research & Innovation division. 
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Brontë Bean is a 2016 graduate of Niagara College’s New Media Web Design program and was a Web Design/Develop Research Assistant for the Research & Innovation division. 
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Where Are They Now? was last modified: April 7th, 2020 by cms007ad

R&I ALUMNI

 

“[R&I] gave me the foundation of how to deal with real challenges in the real workforce, as well as provided networking opportunities within the food industry.”

– BEATRIX CSEMER,
2015 Culinary Innovation & Food Technology Program

 


 

“The transition of going from being a student to an employee is easier if you develop good communication skills and interpersonal skills early on…”

– JASON van de LAAR,
2012 Mechanical Engineering Technology program

 


 

“It’s important to try to expose yourself to as many new situations as possible, especially when just starting out. Take on tasks that you may not be familiar with and challenge yourself every day…”

– SPENCER DION,
2015 Culinary Innovation & Food Technology program

 

 

 

Calling all Research & Innovation Alumni!

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SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE

Through applied research activities, Niagara College’s Research & Innovation division is equipping the workforce with today’s needed skill sets by providing an array of researcher expertise, supported by leading-edge facilities, technology and equipment. The division works with SMEs who wish to accelerate their technology adoption, develop prototypes, evaluate new technologies, and develop or improve new products and processes.