Niagara Research celebrates applied research at third annual Open House

Mar 17, 2010

Niagara Research will showcase applied research projects at Niagara College’s annual “In Your Backyard” event. The third annual Research Open House will be held on Saturday March 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Niagara College’s Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus. Students, industry partners, family and friends are welcome. Students will showcase their work both through presentations and poster demonstrations beginning at 9:00 a.m. in W111 and W112. Presentations will include the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Connections projects, as well as projects supported by the NSERC College and Community Innovation project in land use management.

At noon, President Dan Patterson will open formal presentations and remarks by industry partners and student researchers. Niagara Research will present student awards sponsored by various community partners.

Larry Kent, Manager, TD Canada Trust , 31 Queen St. St. Catharines, on behalf of Small Business Banking, Central Ontario Region, will present The TD Canada Trust Small Business Banking Group $500 award to a student who has worked with Niagara Research and has successfully started, or is planning to start, a new business.

“Our third annual Research Open House is the highlight of our research year, focusing on the achievements of our student researchers, the support of our faculty experts, and the vision of our industry and community partners”, notes Marti Jurmain, Director, Research and Innovation Division at Niagara College.

Niagara Research is the home of applied research at Niagara College. Applied research is broadly defined as the application of new or existing knowledge to solve practical real-world problems and advance the goals of our community. The role of Niagara Research is to provide real world solutions for business, industry and the community through applied research and development activities. Niagara Research, in partnership with business or community partners, conducts applied research projects that model or simulate solutions, develop and test prototypes, adopt new technologies and knowledge, develop and evaluate new or improved products, processes, or solutions to community issues.

Niagara College is one of Ontario’s 24 publicly-funded Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology. With 8,000 full-time students, Niagara College offers more than 90 diploma, baccalaureate degrees and advanced level programs at campuses in Welland, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara Falls and St. Catharines. Areas of specialization include food and wine sciences, advanced technology, applied health and community safety, and the College is home to the globally-recognized Niagara Culinary Institute and Niagara College Teaching Winery. In 2008, Niagara College launched an unprecedented $90 million campus redevelopment project, which is scheduled for completion in 2011. For more information, visit


For more information, contact:

Natalee Tokar
Project Manager, Research and Innovation Division
Niagara College Canada
905-641-2252, ext. 4151


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