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UOIT and Oxford University share the stage on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Dr. Rupinder Brar, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Science.
Dr. Rupinder Brar, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Science.

The emergence of crowdsourcing as a problem-solving tool was in the spotlight as UOIT Faculty of Science Senior Lecturer in Physics, Dr. Rupinder Brar was an in-studio guest on the January 31 episode of TV Ontario’s nightly public affairs program The Agenda with Steve Paikin.

Crowdsourcing is the act of obtaining services, ideas, funding or content from a large group of online volunteers as opposed to more traditional means.

During the TVO segment, Dr. Brar, along with an astrophysicist from Oxford University in the United Kingdom, discussed the growth of crowdsourcing as an instrumental tool for getting the public involved in cutting-edge research in the field of astronomy. Dr. Brar explained how he is taking that technology into the classroom at UOIT.

Full TVO interview link