Trent University aquatic ecologist Maggie Xenopoulos and her team measured the age of dissolved organic carbon in 135 rivers around the world. Their findings may help explain an imbalance in the global carbon budget. (Maggie Xenopoulos)

Watershed finding

Sharon Oosthoek
Ancient carbon buried deep in the soil is leaching into rivers around the world as a result of human development…
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24h Toronto: Research Matters University Discoveries that Save Lives

July 6, 2015

If you've been prescribed medication recently, you may have noticed a label warning you not to take your pills with grapefruit. The popular fruit boasts many health benefits but it can also heighten the potency of some medications, increasing the risk of unintentional overdose. Read full article on page 10 here.

CBC News: Urban chipmunks are overweight, researcher says

July 2, 2015

Researchers at Laurentian University have determined that chipmunks that live in urban areas are less stressed and fatter than chipmunks that live in the wild. Read full article here.

CTV News: Toronto choir testing whether singing helps with Parkinson’s symptoms

June 25, 2015

Toronto researchers have formed a choir comprised entirely of people with Parkinson’s in order to see whether singing can combat one of the worst symptoms of disease: difficulty expressing emotions. See full article here.
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Curiosity Cruiser: Sunfest

July 09, 2015 - July 12, 2015

Come by and visit the Research Matters Curiosity Cruiser when it visits Sunfest in London ON! 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: Kingston Farmers Market

July 18, 2015 - July 18, 2015

Come by and visit the Research Matters Curiosity Cruiser when it visits the Kingston Farmers Market! 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: Ennismore Shamrock Festival

July 19, 2015 - July 19, 2015

Come by and visit the Research Matters Curiosity Cruiser when it visits the Ennismore Shamrock 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 »

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July 24, 2015 - July 26, 2015

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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 »

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