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.

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Ottawa Citizen: Q&A: Cult expert Lorne Dawson on the lure of terrorism

February 26, 2015

A leading scholar of cults believes terrorist groups are using similar tactics to lure recruits. University of Waterloo sociology prof. Lorne Dawson, who co-chairs a national terrorism research network, explains to the Citizen’s Dylan Robertson. Read the full article here

The New York Times: Can Scientific Relationship Advice Save Your Marriage?

February 10, 2015

Samantha Joel’s wedding vows have citations.A psychology graduate student at the University of Toronto, she developed (along with her now-husband) 10 promises based not on religion or tradition but on scientific research.Read the full article here

The Hamilton Spectator: Preemies more likely to develop depression, anxiety and ADHD: Mac study

February 10, 2015

Extremely small premature babies are more likely to develop psychiatric disorders than normal weight babies, but are less prone to alcoholism or substance abuse problems, a McMaster University study has found. Read the full article here
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Research Chairs Symposium

April 01, 2015 - April 02, 2015

  Join us to celebrate the impact of your research with decision makers in Ontario. Meet your colleagues from across the province. Metro Toronto Convention Centre. More details to follow.     view event »

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