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 members are an enthusiastic group willing to write newspaper articles and blog posts, fund raise, produce videos, and pursue other outreach methods to get the good word out to the broader community about cancer research. To date, there are over 10 volunteers, including masters students, PhD candidates, post-doctoral fellows, and Canadian Cancer Society representatives and volunteers.
RIOT groups are also currently located in London, Toronto, and Ottawa. Visit their websites to find out more about each team and the work they are doing in their communities: