Do you ever wonder what drives a researcher’s curiosity? What was the spark that led them to discovery? Blind Date with Knowledge seeks to demystify scholarly research and personalize the research process through discussions with various Queen’s faculty members. The show is a collaboration between CFRC, the Office of the Vice-Principal (University Relations), and the show host, Barry Kaplan. Kaplan is a member of the Kingston community, and his passion for spreading knowledge about research at Queen’s is palpable. Our name is based on the premise that research isn’t predictable. Like a blind date, research is about taking risks and being prepared for failure and success.