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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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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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 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

Congress 2015 of the Humanities and Social Sciences

May 30, 2015 - June 05, 2015

The Congress Expo will be a hub of activity with a dynamic events space hosting many thought-provoking exhibitors including the Research Matters Curiosity Shop! Expo Hours

  • Saturday, May 30 to Thursday, June 4 – 09:00 to 17:00
  • Friday, June 5 – 09:00 to 14:00
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Curiosity Cruiser: Ryerson Farmer’s Market

June 03, 2015 - June 03, 2015

Come by and visit the Research Matters Curiosity Cruiser when it visits the Ryerson Farmer's 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 at https://www.facebook.com/YourOntarioResearch View event »

Curiosity Cruiser: Pickering Ribfest

June 05, 2015 - June 07, 2015

Come by and visit the Research Matters Curiosity Cruiser when it visits Pickering 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 at https://www.facebook.com/YourOntarioResearch View event »

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