New CJAM program to shine light on UWindsor researchers

Readers who can’t get enough DailyNews stories about the amazing research being conducted by UWindsor faculty and students will soon be able to hear more about them over the airwaves.

Research Matters is a new program being launched today—Thursday, September 15—on CJAM 99.1 FM. Hosted by Stephen Fields, a communications officer in the university’s department of Public Affairs and Communications, the weekly show will consist of lively, informative and entertaining interviews with a wide variety of researchers from across campus.

“This will be a great opportunity to inform the local community about some of the important research being done here,” said Fields, a former print journalist making his first foray into radio. “I meet a lot people who aren’t aware that so many of our faculty members and students are involved in some very influential research programs that can often have a direct impact on their lives.”

CJAM program director Vernon Smith said the show meets his station’s mandate of providing quality alternative programming that’s not necessarily available on mainstream media.

“This program will shine a spotlight on the important work being done by faculty right here at the University of Windsor," said Smith, “At the same time, it will make CJAM more relevant on campus while delivering smart, high-quality programming that our listeners expect.”

The show will air Thursdays at 4:30 p.m., but will also be archived on the station’s Web site for listeners to hear later at their own convenience.

The first instalment is an interview with Sarah Woodruff, a kinesiology professor who talks about her research on childhood obesity and the province’s new legislation to cut down on junk food in schools.