Event Details and Schedule


The Workshop is a three-day event running from September 27-29, 2023. 


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Note: All meals during the event are included.

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 (Arrival and Networking Day)

Location: Graffiti Market, 137 Glasgow St. Suite 385, Kitchener

6-8pm Networking Reception (food & drink included)

Thursday, September 28, 2023 (Plenary and Conversation Day) 

Location: Federation Hall, University of Waterloo

8:30-9am Arrival, continental breakfast available for arriving participants

Welcome Remarks and Setting the Stage


Plenary Discussion and Panel: The Big Picture, or why we care about RDM in Canada

  • Matthew Lucas (Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council) 

  • Jeff Moon (Compute Ontario)

  • Lee Wilson (Digital Research Alliance of Canada) 

  • Sara Anderson (University of Waterloo) 

  • Lucia Costanzo (University of Guelph)

Moderator: Susan Haigh (Canadian Association of Research Libraries)

10:30-11am Coffee Break

RDM Challenges - Functional Areas (Small Group Conversations)

  • This conversation is arranged by functional groups, allowing conversation between those representing IT, Research, and Library roles. The focus will be on challenges.
12:15-1pm Lunch
1-1:10pm Afternoon Logistics and Reminders 

RDM Challenges - Type of Institution (Small Group Conversations)

  • Continuing the conversation on challenges, we will then ensure conversations between individuals representing different types of institutions, such as medical/doctoral universities, comprehensive universities, primarily undergraduate universities, or community colleges.

Plenary Discussion and Panel: What are the research challenges of RDM?

  • Talena Atfield (University of Waterloo) and Jeff Doctor (Animikii Indigenous Technology)
  • Jenny Godley (University of Calgary)
  • Bhaleka Persaud (University of Waterloo)

Moderator: Ian Milligan (University of Waterloo)

3:15-3:45pm Coffee Break

RDM Experiences (Small Group Conversations)

  • Small group conversations at tables arranged by theme to discuss experiences around implementation so far.  

4:45-5pm Wrap-Up
5-5:30pm Break
5:30-7:30pm Dinner & Networking

Friday September 29, 2023 (White Paper Day) 

Location: Federation Hall, University of Waterloo

8:30-9am Arrival, continental breakfast available for arriving participants
9-9:15am Welcome and Plan for the White Paper 

9:15-9:35 a.m.

Social Interoperability of Research

  • Rebecca Bryant (OCLC Research)

What Can We Gain from Collaboration? (Small Group Conversations)

  • Small group discussions on the common challenges and opportunities that would benefit from collaboration. Particular emphasis may be on consortial opportunities or building other collaborative networks. 
10:35-11am Coffee Break

Recommendations and Priorities (Small Group Conversations)

  • Small group discussions on what they would recommend and prioritize for action by the community. 
12-1pm Lunch

Setting the Stage for the White Paper to Come

2-2:15pm Farewell remarks and next steps 

Contact us

Do you have any questions about the event and tentative schedule? Please email us at institutional-rdm-workshop@library.uwaterloo.ca.