Welcome to the Curiosity Shop

What are you curious about? We want to know!

The Research Matters Curiosity Shop is a way for anyone to ask questions of the tens of thousands of expert researchers from Ontario’s 21 universities. Share your question here, or check the calendar to see if our pop-up Curiosity Shop is coming to a city near you any time soon. Anything goes: science, art, business, self-help, spirituality, romance. If you’re curious about something, we want to hear about it.

Stories from the Curiosity Shop

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The Curious Crew: A Summer on the Road with Research Matters

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. Read more »
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Curiosity Cruiser’s First Stop: The Hamilton Farmers’ Market

June 4, 2014

Food, flowers, and fun; we found all three yesterday at the Hamilton Farmers' Market! We at the Curiosity Cruiser brought some of that fun ourselves as we unveiled the pop-up tent and curious objects on the road for the first time.  Read more »
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Curiosity Cruiser visits Orangeville

June 12, 2014

We were looking forward to tapping our feet to some great music over the weekend as the Curiosity Cruiser drove up Highway 10 and entered Orangeville. Read more »
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Upcoming Events

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. Cast your votes today. 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. Cast your votes today. 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. Cast your votes today. View event »

Curiosity Cruiser: Muskoka Ribfest

July 24, 2015 - July 26, 2015

Come by and visit the Research Matters Curiosity Cruiser when it visits Muskoka 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 votes today. View event »

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 your votes today.     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 research discoveries. Cast your votes today. 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. Cast your votes today. 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. Cast your votes today. 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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