As Principal Investigator (PI) of the Applied Research Centre for Natural Products and Medical Cannabis (ARC), Dr. Kari Kramp has led applied research and industry-driven collaborations on commercially relevant natural products at Loyalist College for the past 15 years. In January 2017, the ARC received its licence from Health Canada to conduct applied research on cannabis. In September 2018, Loyalist launched Canada’s first Cannabis Applied Science post-graduate certificate program. As Program Coordinator and PI, Kari has engaged subject-specific experts, students and industry collaborators. She is contributing to the development of an innovation hub for cannabis, increasing sector access to expertise, technology, education and training.