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Wednesday December 12th, 2018
#ICYMI: Earlier this month, NSCC-based Ignite Labs, in partnership with Dalhousie University’s Norman Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship, hosted Launch Oceans - an oceans-startup weekend.
Three NSCC students took home prizes.
During the Young Women’s Ocean Tech Challenge, Danielle Surette and Kristin Baldursdottir won $2,000, mentorship from Dalhousie University and Ignite Labs and an invitation to pitch at an upcoming event in Halifax (first photo, flanked by Ashley Sprague, Perennia Seafood Development Specialist and Mary Kilfoil of Dalhousie University).
In the Launch Oceans Pitch Competition, Carole Harrison (far right) placed 2nd with her firestarter - Smart Start. She won $1,500 and mentorship as well (second photo, with Mary Kilfoil and Ashley Sprague).
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Our Wine Quality Specialist, Neslihan Ivit, was invited to speak at a Fizz Club event, organized by the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) of Brock University and led by senior scientist Belinda Kemp. 80 winemakers from Ontario, B.C., Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick attended. Neslihan's presentation was about the effects of non-Saccharomyces yeasts on sparkling wines produced by traditional methods, and included information from a review that Neslihan and Belinda co-wrote on the topic, as well as her previous research conducted with non-Saccharomyces yeasts on sparkling wines. The event included up-to-date information about sparkling wine-making trends and tasting of Canadian sparkling wines. If Fizz club sounds like a really cool thing to belong to you might want to look into it brocku.ca/ccovi/fizz-club/#1515679292401-3e28205c-7d80 OR maybe we should start our own? ... See MoreSee Less
Last week Caitlin and Jill were bottling wine, and I hear they're going to be bottling more this week. Yesterday Jill was collecting samples from the vines. I imagine it was a lot easier than last time when she and Caitlin were out in almost knee deep snow collecting. Hopefully they'll get it all done before more snow flies! ... See MoreSee Less
The power is out at both of our offices today, so it's not a good day to drop in to see us. If you'd like to contact one of our team members please reach out by phone. Several of our specialists are attending the NSFA Annual General Meeting today. If you're not there now you're missing Sonny and Viliam's presentation. ... See MoreSee Less
On December 6 our Food Scientist, Nancy Tregunno, will be presenting at the Grow Your Food and Beverage workshop that is taking place in Truro. The agenda is packed with great local speakers and speakers from Jump Branding and Design Inc. Registration is open until November 28th only www.atlanticfood.ca/event-3101991... See MoreSee Less
FCC is sending a booklet, Rooted in Strength: Taking Care of Our Families and Ourselves to farms across Canada starting this week. In the meantime you might like to look at some of their mental health resources as we head into to a season that is known to increase our stress levels www.fcc-fac.ca/en/ag-knowledge/wellness.html?utm_source=Subscribe+to+FCC+email&utm_campaign=85aa6...Looking at mental wellness, are you feeling green and easy or is burnout and stress tipping the balance? Check your dashboard and find out: https://www.fcc-fac.ca/fcc/knowledge/wellness/mh-dashboard-e.pdf ... See MoreSee Less
There are going to be lots of opportunities to talk with our specialists and staff this week! Look for Sarah, Jonathan and Amy at the ACORN Conference in PEI which got underway this morning at 11:00. Don't forget Sonny's in-field event on Wednesday afternoon in Annapolis County and we will have an awesome crew of specialists and technicians taking turns at the booth and participating in the NSFA AGM which is taking place on Thursday and Friday of this week. Don't be shy, say 'Hi'! ... See MoreSee Less