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Research Matters event to be livestreamed tonight, Jan. 23

Listen to Laurier's Donna Kotsopoulos discuss math education on CBC Radio

Jan 23/13

If you weren’t able to reserve a spot at tonight's Research Matters event in Kitchener, you can still watch the event online through a livestreaming link.

The link will be live Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. For information on how to access the livestream, please visit

Also, Laurier Education Professor Donna Kotsopoulos, who will be one of the featured speakers at tonight's event, was a guest Jan. 22 on the CBC Radio show, Ontario Today. You can hear her discuss her research into the teaching of math by clicking here.

Wednesday night’s event is titled, What will life be like in 2030? Hosted by the Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo, in partnership with the University of Guelph and University of Ottawa, this is the first in a series of Research Matters discussions taking place across Ontario during the next few months.

Moderated by Iain Klugman, president and CEO of Communitech, four researchers will discuss what life will be like in 2030 through the prism of their research:

  • Ajay Heble, University of Guelph, “Music improvisation and community building: Improvisation will be at the core of sustainable communities and unprecedented change.”
  • Amir Khajepour, University of Waterloo, “Intelligent cars: Vehicles will prevent themselves from crashing.”
  • Donna Kotsopoulos, Wilfrid Laurier University, “Math pedagogy: Mathematics will make the difference between wealth and poverty.”
  • Andrew Pelling, University of Ottawa, “Cellular nanotechnology: Technology and biology will integrate in unpredictable ways.”

There are five Research Matters events taking place across Ontario that will include 21 provincial universities. The other four will occur in Sudbury on March 7, Oshawa on April 3, St. Catharines on April 16 and Toronto on May 9. The Research Matters campaign also includes a blog and social media opportunities for Ontarians to engage with university research. Visit the Research Matters website at for details.

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