Media Releases

Aug 16, 2018
Today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced $6.7 million in federal funding for seven new projects under Genome Canada’s Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) that will match researchers with companies to develop new gene-based technologies in health care, agriculture and environmental protection. An additional $14.3 million is being invested by provincial governments, businesses and other funding partners for a total of $21 million. Read more  
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Apr 3, 2018
The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 OAA Awards. Vineland's Collaborative Greenhouse Technology Centre has been recognized with a prestigious Design Excellence Award. Read more
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Mar 14, 2018
The hugely popular Canadian Shield™ rose from Vineland’s 49th Parallel Collection, developed at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland), will be available again in 2018 to take root from coast to coast. Read more
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Jan 9, 2018
A proven and innovative tree propagation system is helping growers increase their profitability by producing healthier, more beautiful trees. Launched today at the Landscape Ontario Congress, RootSmartTM is an evidence-based propagation system that promotes an ideal root structure by preventing root girdling at the propagation stage. Read more
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Sep 28, 2017
Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) welcomed two new directors to the Board and thanked two outgoing directors for their contribution at its September 27 annual meeting. Read more
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Nov 15, 2016
There’s a big party planned for Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017, and Canada Blooms is going to help with the celebration. When the 21st annual Canada Blooms flower and garden show — the largest of its kind in the country — opens in March, there will be a distinctly Canadian flavour to the show, from the design of the displays to the plants being used. Central to this O Canada theme is the 2017 Plant of the Year, the Canadian Shield™ rose as part of Vineland's 49th Parallel Collection. Read more
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Oct 27, 2016
Le ministre de l’Agriculture et de l’Agroalimentaire, Lawrence MacAulay, et le député de Niagara Centre, Vance Badawey, ont annoncé aujourd’hui que le Centre de recherche et d’innovation de Vineland recevra une aide fédérale de 920 000 $ pour mettre au point des variétés de pommes et de tomates de serre résistantes aux maladies, qui contribueront à la croissance et à la prospérité à long terme de ces deux secteurs. Continuer à lire
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Oct 27, 2016
Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, and the Member of Parliament from Niagara Centre, Vance Badawey, announced today that the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre is receiving a $920,000 federal investment to develop new disease-resistant apple and greenhouse tomato varieties that will contribute to the long-term growth and profitability of these two sectors. Read more
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Oct 5, 2016
Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) has appointed three new members to its independent Board of Directors. Karen Belaire, Chief Executive Officer, Shared Services West; Christy McMullen, Store Manager, Summerhill Market; and Ray Price, President, Sunterra Group joined Vineland's Board effective September 21, 2016. Read more
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Jul 11, 2016
Parliamentary Secretary for Science, Terry Beech, today announced the recipients of Round 5 funding under Genome Canada’s Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP). Four projects are receiving a total of $3.3 million in federal funding through Genome Canada, with an additional $7.7 million invested through partners including provinces, private and public sector organizations. Dr. Charles Goulet from Université Laval, is working with Vineland Research and Innovation Centre to use variation in aroma-related genes to develop more flavourful tomatoes. Read more
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