The Curious Crew: A Summer on the Road with Research Matters
Mary Chaktsiris - Curiosity Crew | June 21, 2014
What are the questions that drive and compel you? What do you debate in the car or talk about at the kitchen table? Research Matters wants to know!
Simon, Badri, and I are travelling to different events all summer in the Curiosity Cruiser — our name for the van you see in the picture above. It’s a pop-up version of the Curiosity Shop that has been travelling around the province since February.
The coolest part of our travels this summer? Some of the questions posted at on the Cruiser’s Curiosity Corner will be answered by university researchers.
Here are some examples of the questions we’ve collected so far: Why are there different breeds of cats and dogs? Is it already too late to address climate change? What is the next wave of cancer research?
Whole wheat makeover
Katarina Smolkova, Students Promoting Awareness of Research Knowledge (SPARK) | August 22, 2014Whole wheat pasta is a high-fibre, healthy alternative to traditional white flour pasta, but its texture may be too soft for some people. Now, a University of Guelph researcher is trying to change that read more »
Meat with no mystery
Trent University Staff | August 21, 2014With recent scandals in the meat industry prompting consumers to call for greater accountability from suppliers, companies such as Maple Leaf, are looking for new ways to ensure that their products are exactly what they claim to be. read more »
May 9, 2013 | Toronto
Royal Ontario Museum, Bronfman Hall Toronto, Ontario Thursday May 9, 2013 6:30pm to 9:00pm This free event is part of a province-wide discussion series featuring researchers from Ontario’s universities. Moderated by Globe and Mail science correspondent Ivan Semeniuk