Kingston RIOT

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.

Kingston RIOT

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.

Let’s Talk Cancer is a FREE one-day event for students in Grades 9-12 hosted by the Canadian Cancer Society Research Information Outreach Team (RIOT) and Let’s Talk Science at Queen’s University, taking place on May 10, 2017 in the Queen’s University Biosciences Complex. The theme of this year’s symposium is Cancer Prevention. During the day of the symposium, students will be exposed to a keynote address from a leading cancer researcher, interactive activities led by graduate students, and a tour of the Anatomy Museum on the Queen’s campus.

Registration is now closed! We look forward to seeing all registered students on May 10th!

Check out highlights from last year’s event in the video below!

Other RIOTs

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.