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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. 

Skills for Research Impact Workshop Series: Planning for Research Impact

Knowledge mobilization 101! Become familiar with knowledge mobilization plans and conceptualize strategies adapted to your goals and audiences. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: Define ‘Knowledge Mobilization’ Identify why Knowledge Mobilization is important Identify best practices for Knowledge Mobilization Summarize the steps involved in Knowledge Mobilization planning Compare and contrast End of Grant KT and Integrated KT Apply the principles of Knowledge Mobilization to their research...

Exploring Research at Ontario’s Agricultural Research Stations Webinar Series: The Ontario Beef Research Centre

Explore research at Ontario’s Agricultural Research Stations in this four-part webinar series hosted by the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance. These webinars are developed to demonstrate how Ontario’s agri-food research stations provide a platform for innovative research and collaboration that benefit Ontario’s agri-food sector. Tune in to learn about the recently opened Ontario Beef Research Centre located in Elora, Ont. With construction...

Skills for Research Impact - Stakeholder Engagement

Reflect on how to engage your stakeholders throughout your research process to increase your impact, and review engagement best practices for policy, industry and community actors. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: Identify a range of key stakeholders and potential goals for engagement  List practical tips and important considerations for graduate students when planning to engage with stakeholders  Understand different levels and types of stakeholder engagement before, during, and following the research process ...

Skills for Research Impact - Clear Language Writing

Hone your clear communications skills! Get tips on how to structure and write clear language summaries of your research for dissemination to lay audiences. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: Define what clear language communication is Recall why clear language communication is important in Knowledge Mobilization Explain the importance of identifying and understanding the needs of your audience Evaluate the clarity of various communication pieces Construct clear language communication using organization,...

Skills for Research Impact Series Advanced Session: Data Visualization

Join us for the first Skills for Research Impact Series advanced session! This workshop will be an introduction to data visualization for non-technical users. After attending this workshop you will be able to: Understand what data visualization accomplishes and why it matters Set yourself for success and know what your team needs to be successful in data visualization Define your data visualization style and approach Get familiarized with key best practices Get introduced to how to get it done without technical skills...
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Skills for Research Impact - KTT Strategies and Dissemination

How do you share your research with non-academic audiences? Learn about a number of potential mechanisms you can use for knowledge mobilization, discover how to choose a mechanism that’s appropriate for your audience, and take a deep dive into several popular mechanisms for dissemination, including social media, research summaries, infographics, and media.  By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: Recognize various opportunities for dissemination of research to non-academic audiences  Select an appropriate option for dissemination to your...
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Skills for Research Impact - Evaluating KTT Activities

When all is said and done, how do you know it worked? Go beyond the anecdote and learn to use evaluation techniques to assess the impact of your knowledge mobilization efforts. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: Summarize the steps involved in evaluating KTT Discuss common challenges and best practices in KTT evaluation Use strategies to identify KTT measures and indicators Explain trade-offs in deciding what and how to measure Select appropriate KTT evaluation goals Build a logic model or...
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Skills for Research Impact Series Advanced Session: Infographic Development and Design

Go beyond the academic poster: learn all about best practices for designing engaging and visually appealing infographics. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: Describe the principles of visual design Select appropriate resources to help make visual layouts Create a basic infographic using PowerPoint as a graphic design tool
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Exploring Research at Ontario’s Agricultural Research Stations Webinar Series: Ontario Aquaculture Research Centre - Alma

Explore research at Ontario’s Agricultural Research Stations in this four-part webinar series hosted by the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance. These webinars are developed to demonstrate how Ontario’s agri-food research stations provide a platform for innovative research and collaboration that benefit Ontario’s agri-food sector. Join us for the final webinar of the series as we explore the Ontario Aquaculture Research Centre - Alma (Alma...

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