Brock University is part of an Ontario-wide initiative to tell stories about how research is changing lives.
WHY RESEARCH MATTERS
Within Brock University are researchers working diligently, tenaciously, tirelessly to better understand the world around us, with the aim of sharing that knowledge outside of Brock’s walls.
In the world are people coping with autism; some have been stricken with cancer; some seek grounding in a rapidly changing society. They and others are looking for answers; researchers are shedding light on all the unknowns to come up with information that will, in time, become the substance of those answers.
Brock University is not alone. Our researchers have thousands of colleagues in universities across Ontario investigating all aspects of life with the same aims. But they operate largely behind the scenes, with little publicity or understanding of the impacts of their work.
The Research Matters campaign is a collaboration among Ontario’s 21 universities to find new ways to tell stories about how research is changing lives. Through Research Matters, Brock and other Ontario universities share the activities conducted in its leading-edge laboratories and classrooms, and about how this work affects everyday life, now and in the future.
The campaign begins with a website and blog that showcase new stories and ideas emerging from Ontario university research. The campaign, which will speak to daily issues and reflect the full diversity of university research, will continue through 2012-2013 with public events held around the province designed to allow the public to engage directly with researchers.
Brock University hosted one of those public events. A panel of three researchers – from Brock, Western and Windsor Universities – gathered on Tuesday, April 16 to discuss the theme: “Life in 2030” at the Trius Winery at Hillebrand in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The next Research Matters event is in Toronto on May 9. To register for that session go to: http://yourontarioresearch.ca/life-in-2030
For more information on the Research Matters campaign: http://YourOntarioResearch.ca
Follow the campaign on Twitter at @OntarioResearch
Join the community at www.facebook.com/pages/Research-Matters/220147661433945
Check out the interview on Bullet News Niagara with Carrie Kelly, manager of Brock’s Office of Research Services, about Research Matters.