Open to researchers and their research teams: join us for one of two program information sessions to learn more about the 2017-18 OMAFRA research priorities and Call for LOIs. Connect with Research Program Directors, OMAFRA Research Analysts, and Program Support Staff for guidance on preparing a strong proposal. A second Town Hall was held on September 28, 2017 from 2-3 pm in UC 429. The same information was presented at both sessions.
This Discovery and Dialogue Workshop is related to the upcoming University of Guelph call for proposals under the Agri-Food and Rural Policy research theme. The purpose of this event is to build relationships between researchers and individuals representing Ontario 'food for health' initiatives and foster mutually-beneficial collaborations for the annual UofG call for proposals.
This Discovery and Dialogue Day is aligned with the OMAFRA-U of G Agreement Products and Value Chains research theme. A requirement in the Products and Value Chains theme is to complete a Value Assessment Plan or ‘VAP’. It is an unfamiliar process for many researchers and requires working collaboratively. This meeting is to support applicants in meeting the VAP requirement as well as:
The Soil Health Research Forum provided participants with the opportunity to:
This forum gave participants the opportunity to:
This event gave participants the opportunity to: Be inspired by product development successes from researchers and industry partners Learn about resources to support product development in Ontario Network with others involved in product development Taste University of Guelph student-developed products. Content presented at this event can be found in the Atrium.
The event provided participants with the opportunity to: learn about Emergency Management research; get engaged in timely topics with researchers, government and industry; and network with other researchers. Content presented at this event can be found in the Atrium.
OMAFRA's Research and Innovation Branch (@ONAgFoodRuralRI) facilitated a live Twitter Q/A session with Dr. Jess Haines, from the department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at Guelph University. The Q/A session provided an opportunity to engage with Jess on her research project, which explores methods to effectively educate families on healthy eating and how it can reduce risk of obesity among preschool children.
The Knowledge Mobilization Summer Institute included three days of learning and skill development in the field of knowledge mobilization (KMb). Hands-on workshops and networking with professionals provided a unique opportunity for early career KMb individuals to develop a solid foundation of understanding of the key principles of KMb, collaboration, stakeholder engagement, and evaluation. Content presented at this event can be found in the Atrium.
This event provided participants with the opportunity to learn about rural/regional economic development research and network with other researchers. The Rural Development Research theme addresses topics of the rural/urban interface, rural economic development, rural infrastructure, community capacity, labour market, promotion of innovation, and rural quality of life and challenges. Content presented at this event can be found in the Atrium.