What is RIOT?
The Research Information Outreach Teams (RIOT) are volunteer groups of university students and young scientists who work in cancer research and are specifically focused on research outreach. RIOT groups bring awareness to our communities about the progress and promise of cancer research by giving presentations and attending educational events, writing blogs and articles for local newspapers, and creating videoblogs.
The Kingston RIOT is an enthusiastic group of Queen’s University cancer researchers who dedicate their time to writing newspaper articles and blog posts, fundraising, producing videos, and pursuing other outreach methods to educate the general public about current cancer research and its accomplishments. Among Kingston RIOT members are master’s and doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows, and Canadian Cancer Society representatives and volunteers.