Past Events

Primary tabs

Dairy cow using a scratcher inside the barn with data icons around the graphic.

Enhancing the agri-food data ecosystem: Updates from the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance and Agri-food Data Canada

Join us for a half-day event to learn how the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance is collaborating with Agri-food Data Canada (ADC) to deliver the next generation of research centre data portals, and how new ADC-developed tools will support agri-food researchers and help build an enhanced data ecosystem. This hybrid event will take place virtually (via Microsoft Teams), and in-person at the Ontario Dairy Research Centre in Elora. There are 25 spots available for those wishing to attend in-person. 
Workshop series graphic with four probes: audience, message, capacity, intended impact

*Rescheduled* Skills for Research Impact: KTT Strategies and Dissemination

Note: this workshop was rescheduled from Tues. Nov. 7. 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. Join Elizabeth Shantz, Knowledge Mobilization Manager, Arrell Food Institute for this session.
Workshop series graphic - Evaluating KTT - showing four main considerations (Why, how, what, and is it feasible?)

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. Anne Bergen, Director and Principal, Knowledge to Action Consulting, for this session. After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
Knowledge Translation and Transfer graphic that reads: Mobilization stream funding call open

Town hall for 2023 KTT-mobilization funding call

Read more about the KTT Funding Program and call for proposals. A town hall information session will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, from 11 a.m. to noon. Registration not required. Click here to join the meeting.
Clear language writing graphic with 5 steps illustrated, from Know your Audience to Test and Revise the product

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. Join Kim Garwood, Research and Editorial Specialist, Stiletto Consulting for this session. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
The workshop series lightbulb graphic with four steps to stakeholder engagement

Skills for Research Impact: Community Engagement

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? Join Lindsay Thompson, Manager, Community Engaged Scholarship Institute for this session. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Planning for Research Impact workshop graphic shoes a road starting with Step 1: The What; Step 2: the Why; Step 3: the Who; Step 4: The How; Step 5: the Evaluation.

Skills for Research Impact: Planning for Research Impact

Knowledge mobilization 101! Become familiar with knowledge mobilization plans and conceptualize strategies adapted to your goals and audiences. Join Valerie Hruska, Knowledge Mobilization and Communications Coordinator in U of G's Research Innovation Office, for this session. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

Beef Pasture Field Day

Pasture Tour from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Arrive at 4:30 p.m. for a pizza meal and mingling. Meet new and familiar faculty, researchers, OMAFRA extension staff, and growers. See pasture research tracking: Grazing fall cover crop mixtures; using rising plate meters to measure forage yield; N fertility on pastures; tracking of greenhouse gas emissions; and more. Have extra time? Come early and join Soils @ Guelph at 2 p.m. for light refreshments followed by a cover crop plot tour at 2:30 p.m.

Cover Crop Field Day

Plot tour from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Arrive at 2 p.m. for light refreshments and conversation. Have extra time? Stay for 4:30 p.m. pizza and join the Beef@Guelph pasture tour at 5:30 p.m. This event is an OSCIA-recognized Knowledge Sharing Event (KSE) for farmers with On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF) projects in the Nitrogen Management or Cover Cropping category.

Events Archive