New campaign aims to connect researchers with the public
Queen’s University education professor Rena Upitis is joining researchers province-wide who are leaving their campuses and travelling to other communities to talk about their research. The Council of Ontario Universities launched the Research Matters initiative today.
Dr. Upitis is the lead researcher for iSCORE a free online music instruction tool designed to support music study and instruction. The iSCORE research and development project represents a tri-institutional partnership between Queen’s, Concordia University and The Royal Conservatory.
“Being in the presence of researchers from other Ontario universities, working in fields from solar energy to online bullying, reminded me that we're all deeply engaged in answering questions that promise to better the human condition,” says Dr. Upitis. “Research Matters is an exciting project - in a very real and vibrant way, it is bringing research to life, making our work accessible to the public.”
Researchers will speak to daily issues and reflect the full diversity of university research. The Research Matters campaign will continue through 2012-2013 with public events being held around the province. This will allow the public to engage directly with researchers.
“Queen’s University is excited to be a part of an initiative like Research Matters,” says Steven Liss, Vice-Principal (Research). “This university’s contributions to research are vital to helping Ontario lead the way as an international hub of research and discovery.”
For information on the program visit Research Matters.