The Queen's Vertical Farming Team (QVFT) is Canada's first undergraduate engineering team of its kind. Recognizing this rapidly emerging industry, QVFT is designing and building a functional, software-automated aeroponic vertical farm on Queen's University campus. The majority of existing research in this field is conducted privately and is thus inaccessible to the public. Through its open-source approach, QVFT aims to democratize vertical farming knowledge and research. If you would like to learn more about QVFT, please visit our website at

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct plant science research pertaining to the effects of environmental variables on crop yield.
    • Lighting intensity/wavelengths
    • Nutrient ratios
    • pH levels
  • Experimentally test research findings using statistical tests and computational tools to analyze the data.
  • Run tests on the farm system and make changes to nutrients, water and lighting based on data received.

Applications due March 13th at 11:59pm