The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) invited Dr. Hennie van Vuuren, Director of the UBC Wine Research Centre, to take part in a special networking opportunity on Parliament Hill in February. Dr. van Vuuren was one of five scientists in Canada asked to meet with more than 50 Parliamentarians, Senators and other guests about what they have accomplished with Federal research support. Each researcher was encouraged to bring a guest who could speak to what those accomplishments mean to industry. Dr. van Vuuren brought Howard Soon, Master Winemaker from Sandhill Wines.
To watch a video interview of Dr. van Vuuren and Howard Soon discussing the benefits of mixing science and art to create a strong Canadian wine industry, please see below: