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:

 

 

 

Spencer Dion holds three diplomas from Niagara College programs: Culinary, Chef Training (2012); Culinary Management – Co-op (2013) and Culinary Innovation and Food Technology – Co-op (2015). Spencer worked with R&I in the Canadian Food & Wine Institute Innovation Centre.
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Jon Weber is a 2016 graduate of Niagara College’s Culinary Innovation and Food Technology program. Jon worked with R&I in the Canadian Food & Wine Institute Innovation Centre.
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Ursula Susunaga received an Advanced Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Niagara College in 2014. Ursula worked with R&I in the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre. 
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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: November 4th, 2019 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!

Interested in sharing your story?
We want to hear from you!
Email thvilivitzky@niagaracollege.ca

 

 



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.

Students and graduates are hired to work alongside faculty researchers to assist these industry partners and are given real-life projects, with real-life deadlines, budgets and deliverables. These specialized industry collaborations foster the development of creativity and innovative skills and offer students valuable experience in everything from agricultural robotics, to the Internet of Things, from additive manufacturing to recipe development.