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Ontario Bean Growers Present: Research Day, Plot Tour & BBQ

Join the Ontario Bean Growers for their annual research day, plot tour and BBQ. The day begins with research presentations at 1pm. At 4 p.m., Dr. Peter Sikkema and Chris Gillard will lead a tour of the plots at the Ontario Crops Research Centre - Huron (Huron Research Station) and the day ends with a steak BBQ.
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Addressing Complex Problems in Agriculture and the Environment

Knowledge Exchange Event Profiling research and initiatives and building knowledge around the concept of transdisciplinary research, complex problem solving, and One Health. The goal of this event is to bring awareness to this topic, highlight research in this area and create an opportunity for open discussion. Join us to build capacity around transdisciplinary research and One Health in Ontario’s agri-food sector, environment, and human health. The event will explore addressing complex problems in agriculture and the environment through research.

Evaluating Knowledge Translation and Transfer (KTT) Activities Workshop

Summary and Impact: 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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Data Management Workshop

The Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance and the University of Guelph Library are hosting a Data Management Workshop for U of G faculty and research staff to support researchers in completing their data management plans. Join Wayne Johnston, research and scholarship librarian, on Thursday, March 24th from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. through Microsoft Teams for tips and support.

Infographic Development and Design Workshop

Summary and Objectives: 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:

Science Policy Engagement

Summary and Objectives: How can you share your research to inform public policy decisions? Join us to receive expert advice and concrete tips to support your own science-policy engagement efforts. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

Disseminating Research Workshop

Summary and Objectives: 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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2022 Rural Symposium

The Rural Symposium is an annual opportunity for University of Guelph graduate students to showcase their rural research to policy makers, policy analysts, and program staff from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). The event facilitates knowledge mobilization and network building between graduate students at the University of Guelph, researchers, and OMAFRA. This year's event will be hosted online through Zoom and will profile projects funded through the Ontario Agri-food Innovation Alliance and other OMAFRA supported research.

Stakeholder Engagement Workshop

Summary and Objectives: Engaging your audiences meaningfully is a critical aspect of an effective knowledge mobilization strategy. Reflect on how to connect with relevant stakeholders and support knowledge exchange throughout your research process to achieve your impact goals. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

Planning for Research Impact

Summary and Objectives: 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:

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