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Cultivating Business, Innovation, & Leadership in Agri-food Research: A virtual event to recognize HQP Scholars

The Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance has partnered with Food from Thought, funded by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) program, to support the Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) Scholarship Program. The partnership will host a recognition event on December 2, 2021, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.: Cultivating Business, Innovation, & Leadership in Agri-food Research: A virtual event to recognize HQP Scholars.
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Skills for Research Impact Series: 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:
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Mobilizing Knowledge in Ontario’s Agri-Food Sector and Rural Communities

Join us for a two-and-a-half hour event to build capacity around Knowledge Translation and Transfer and mobilizing knowledge to achieve impact in Ontario’s agri-food sector and rural communities. The first hour of the event will feature our keynote speaker with the second hour-and-a-half profiling current Alliance-funded 'KTT Mobilization' and 'Mobilization Initiatives' projects by U of G researchers.
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Skills for Research Impact Series: Digital Storytelling for Research Communication

This brief workshop will introduce participants to the practice of Digital Storytelling for research communication. Our experienced facilitators will take a deep dive into the components, elements, and benefits of Digital Storytelling, and will also lead activities to demonstrate the application of these principles. This introductory workshop will prompt participants to begin conceptualizing an idea for communicating their own research through Digital Storytelling methods. Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
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Skills for Research Impact Series: 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:
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Harvesting Data at Ontario’s Agri-Food Research Centres Webinar

Join University of Guelph researchers on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. for a webinar on harvesting data at Ontario's agri-food research centres. The panel will focus on the new research station data access portal at the Elora Research Station and discuss how new data resources are being used to inform and advance dairy and beef research. Register here.
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2021 Gryphon's LAAIR Pitch Competition Finale

Every day from May 10 to 15, new stories and videos will be posted by the University of Guelph's Research Innovation Office highlighting innovative companies that had their genesis in the Gryphon's LAAIR (Leading to the Accelerated Adoption of Innovative Research) program. The program is funded by the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance.
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Pathways to Commercialization: Spotlighting Successes From the Gryphon's LAAIR Program

Presentations from this event can be found in the Atrium and the webinar recording is available on YouTube. Join the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance and OMAFRA for a virtual event profiling innovative technology and commercialization activities funded through the Gryphon's Leading to the Accelerated Adoption of Innovative Research (GLAAIR) program.
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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.
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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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