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Is the wineglass half full or half empty?

Ontario’s grape and wine industry creates about 7,000 jobs, is a big tourism draw and contributes an estimated $1-billion to the provincial economy. The more than 130 wineries in Ontario represent 80 ...

Gary Pickering
Gary Pickering
Brock University
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Live action dolls from Disney's hit movie, Frozen. (Hina Ichigo, flickr.com)

Dissecting Disney

Jenny Hall
Disney struck box office gold in 2013 with the animated feature Frozen, which has the distinction of being the highest-grossing animated…
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American singer/songwriter Pat Benatar performs in 2013. (chrisjtse - flickr.com)

The magic of metaphors

Adela Talbot
Love is a battlefield, according to a 1983 hit by Pat Benatar. But there’s much more to it than that.…
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Global News: Ryerson’s ‘smart kitchen’ shows us future of the modern home

May 28, 2015

The kitchen showcases devices that are part of the “Internet of Things,” which offers both convenience and risk. Watch video here.

CTV News: So much more than a song: Why Eurovision is really about politics

May 26, 2015

The finale of the Eurovision Song Contest this weekend is expected to draw a staggering 200 million viewers from around the world. But like every year, deciding who should be crowned the winner may not come down to a question of singing ability or stage presence; it may come down to politics. Read full article here.

Hamilton Spectator: McMaster researchers develop diarrhea diagnostic technique

May 26, 2015

A new diagnostic technique being studied by a McMaster University-led research project could save the lives of countless infants and children around the world who are stricken with severe diarrhea. Read full article here.
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Carleton U: CU Expo

May 27, 2015 - May 29, 2015

The Research Matters Curiosity Shop will visit the CU Expo 2015 from May 27 - 29! We hope you'll drop by to say hi and exercise your curiosity as we continue to collect votes for Ontario's favourite game-changing university research discoveries. The booth will be on the 3rd floor of… view event »

Congress 2015 of the Humanities and Social Sciences

May 30, 2015 - June 05, 2015

The Congress Expo will be a hub of activity with a dynamic events space hosting many thought-provoking exhibitors including the Research Matters Curiosity Shop! Expo Hours Saturday, May 30 to Thursday, June 4 – 09:00 to 17:00 Friday, June 5 – 09:00 to 14:00 view event »

Curiosity Cruiser: Pickering Ribfest

June 05, 2015 - June 07, 2015

Come by and visit the Research Matters Curiosity Cruiser when it visits Pickering Ribfest! You'll have a chance to exercise your curiosity with our clever trivia game all about game-changing Ontario university research. And you can learn more about the vote for your favourite game-changing Ontario university research discoveries. Cast your… view event »

Curiosity Cruiser: Peterborough Dragonboat Festival

June 13, 2015 - June 13, 2015

Come by and visit the Research Matters Curiosity Cruiser when it visits the Peterborough Dragonboat Festival! You'll have a chance to exercise your curiosity with our clever trivia game all about game-changing Ontario university research. And you can learn more about the vote for your favourite game-changing Ontario university research discoveries.… view event »

Curiosity Cruiser: Mississauga Waterfront Festival

June 14, 2015 - June 14, 2015

Come by and visit the Research Matters Curiosity Cruiser when it visits the Mississauga Waterfront Festival! You'll have a chance to exercise your curiosity with our clever trivia game all about game-changing Ontario university research. And you can learn more about the vote for your favourite game-changing Ontario university research discoveries. Cast… view event »

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