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Strategies for Increasing Rigour in Community Engaged Teaching and Learning (CETL)

One of the many challenges of CETL is ensuring rigour while training students in both applying research methods and the principles of CES. Hosted by Jeji Varghese, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at the University of Guelph, this workshop will outline both qualitative research design and pedagogical strategies tried over the years, mainly in teaching a large 12-week long qualitative methods course where students conduct research addressing community-identified priorities in collaborative research teams.  Presented by: Canada India...

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. Speaker: Caroline Duvieusart-Dery, Community Engaged Scholarship Institute 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...

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. Speaker: Kim Garwood, Research and Editorial Specialist, Stiletto Consulting 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...

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.  Speaker: Elizabeth Shantz, Knowledge Mobilization Manager, Research Innovation Office By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: Recognize various opportunities for dissemination of...

Skills for Research Impact: 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. Speakers: Lindsey Robinson, Digital Learning Specialist, and Carlea Blight, Media Studio Technician,...

Skills for Research Impact: Evaluating KTT Activities

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. Speaker: Anne Bergen, Knowledge to Action Consulting 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...

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