Research Matters is a public outreach initiative that explores how Ontario university research affects everyday life, and improves the ways people live, work and play.

In the News

Radio Canada International: “Filmed in Technicolour”; Insulin, electron microscope, and so much more, all from Ontario

March 27, 2015

Most people don’t know that the Hollywood film process that was proudly proclaimed at the start of films for decades, “Technicolour”  (or Technicolor), was invented by a Canadian from Ontario.They may also not know that the electron microscope, critical to research around the world was also invented by a Canadian from Ontario.The Council of Ontario Universities, COU, wants people to discover all the various kinds of research that has dramatically changed people’s lives. To do this , the Council is organizing a contest. Hear the podcast and read the full article here

The Guelph Mercury: University of Guelph discoveries in running to be named biggest research ‘game changers’

March 26, 2015

GUELPH–University of Guelph biodiversity scientist Paul Hebert has been fascinated by life in all its myriad forms since he was a child."It's the first thing I can remember: catching an insect," Hebert, the inventor of genetic barcoding of life forms, recalled Wednesday.Read the full article here

610 CKTB Podcast: Great Ontario Discoveries of All-Time Vote

March 24, 2015

Hear Research Matters' Mary Chaktsiris on the 610 CKTB Larry Fedoruk Show talking Game-Changing Research in Ontario Read full article
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Upcoming Events

U of Guelph: Why Research Matters – Panel Discussion

March 31, 2015 - March 31, 2015

Plants for food in space, the 3-D printing revolution and a 20-year family health community research program will be featured as part of a “Why Research Matters” panel discussion at the Guelph Civic Museum on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.The event, sponsored by the Office of Research, is meant to engage… view event »

Research Chairs Symposium

April 01, 2015 - April 02, 2015

The Research Chairs Symposium, which will be held on April 1 and 2 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, will showcase the important contributions that Ontario researchers make to issues affecting the prosperity and well-being of Ontarians. Specifically, Research Chairs will be featured in panel discussions highlighting the value of… view event »

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