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:

  • General:
    • Improve existing software-based automation system in close collaboration with the other sub-teams.
  • Frontend/Backend:
    • Use web technologies to build an online user interface for visualizing farm data in real-time.
  • Database/Data science:
    • Work with PostgreSQL and ElephantSQL to store and update incoming readings from the I/O sub-system.
    • Use data readings to update website in real time in collaboration with the front-end/back-end sub-system.

Applications due March 13th at 11:59pm