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Events are used to raise awareness of Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance programs and to help foster connections between researchers and stakeholders in industry, government, and the broader research community. Be sure to visit the past events section to access presentations and agendas from previously held events. Content from past events is housed on the University of Guelph's online digital repository, The Atrium. 

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Stakeholder Engagement -- Virtual Workshop

Actively engaging your audiences in your research process is one of the most effective ways to increase the uptake and impact of your research. But how does that work? By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: Identify a range of key stakeholders and potential goals for engagement Consider different levels and types of stakeholder engagement before, during and following the research process Incorporate practical tips and important considerations in their own engagement efforts This workshop series is a...
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School of Environmental Sciences (SES) Graduate Student Symposium

Registration, lunch and refreshments are free. In-person attendees: register by Wednesday, January 25, 2023 Virtual attendees: register by Feb 1, 2023. For graduate students Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to showcase your own research or learn about others! This is also a great chance to network with OMAFRA personnel, U of G faculty and other graduate students in the department. You can either partake in the poster presentation session or a podium presentation, both with the main objective for students to showcase their research in a...
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Event Planning and Facilitation -- Virtual Workshop

From small workshops to large conferences and online meetings, events are an essential part of the knowledge mobilizer’s toolbox. Join us to perfect your ability to organize, host and facilitate effective events! At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: Consider a range of event structures, agendas and audiences Identify key steps and considerations pre-event, on site and post-event Choose facilitation strategies and activities to support their event goals This workshop series is a collaboration between the Ontario...
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Data Visualization -- Virtual Workshop

Help your audience understand the patterns and key insights hidden within your datasets by transforming them into meaningful and impactful visuals. After attending this workshop, participants will be able to: Understand what data visualization can accomplish and why it matters for knowledge mobilization Choose charts, figures and other visualizations appropriate for their data Identify and implement good dataviz practices Get started in creating effective charts This workshop series is a collaboration...
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Podcasting -- Skills for Research Impact virtual workshop

Podcasts are a fun and popular mode of information sharing, and they are increasingly being used in research. This session will cover why podcasting is an effective knowledge mobilization strategy as well as practical tips to planning and recording your own. After attending this workshop, participants will be able to: Consider when and how to create a podcast for knowledge mobilization Understand best practices  for creating a podcast Identify resources at U of G and beyond for podcasting This workshop series is a collaboration...

Ontario Agri-Tech Pitch Competition

The Research Innovation Office at the University of Guelph is excited to announce the Ontario Agri-Tech Pitch Competition in collaboration with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs. By uniting farmers, academics, agri-tech entrepreneurs and investors, this event will raise awareness about the problems worth solving and showcase investible companies. Join us online to watch as the next generation of new Ontario-based agri-tech start-up companies battle it out to be best in class. ...
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Social Media -- Skills for Research Impact virtual workshop

Learn all about the web 2.0! Discover how to choose social media platforms that are appropriate for your goals and audiences, and get tips on creating engaging posts. After attending this workshop, participants will be able to: Identify the benefits of using social media for knowledge mobilization Assess their own online brand and goals for social media Understand best practices in creating content that resonates for target audiences This workshop series is a collaboration between the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, the...

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