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

CBC News: Ebola outbreak help extends from space

July 21, 2015

Space technology such as satellite images and telemedicine could play a bigger role in helping to control the Ebola outbreak that's killed more than 11,250 people, a Canadian doctor says. Read full article here.

Toronto Star: The fallout from unfriending social media friends, followers

July 16, 2015

‘Cleanup’ can be liberating but beware the egos you’ll bruise, the potentially valuable contacts you can lose. After Jill Kennedy finished high school, she decided to conduct a purge of her Facebook friends list — a move she now regrets. Read full article here.

CBC News: Victoria Island impact crater lures scientists, astronauts

July 13, 2015

Scientists are hoping a detailed investigation of the Tunnunik impact crater — a 45-kilometre-wide rock-covered depression on the High Arctic's Victoria Island — can help explain how the planetary-like landscape was formed. Read full article here.
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Upcoming Events

Curiosity Cruiser: Kempenfest

July 31, 2015 - August 03, 2015

Come by and visit the Research Matters Curiosity Cruiser when it visits Kempenfest in Barrie! 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 »

Curiosity Cruiser: Woofaroo Pet Festival

August 08, 2015 - August 09, 2015

Come by and visit the Research Matters Curiosity Cruiser when it visits the Woofaroo Pet Festival in Windsor! 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… view event »

Curiosity Cruiser: Leamington Tomato Festival

August 14, 2015 - August 16, 2015

Come by and visit the Research Matters Curiosity Cruiser when it visits the Leamington Tomato 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: Markham-Milliken Children’s Festival

August 22, 2015 - August 22, 2015

Come by and visit the Research Matters Curiosity Cruiser when it visits the Markham-Milliken Children's 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: Toronto Buskerfest

August 27, 2015 - August 30, 2015

Come by and visit the Research Matters Curiosity Cruiser when it visits Toronto Buskerfest! 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 votes today. view event »

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