WaterLeadership: Knowledge Mobilization 101 for Water Researchers

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

As part of the Water Institute's WaterLeadership training series, Nancy Goucher, Knowledge Mobilization Specialist at the Water Institute, presents, "Knowledge Mobilization 101 for Water Researchers."

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Knowledge mobilization is a term used to describe various activities that support knowledge exchange between those who create it and those who could use it, such as government, industry or civil society. Increasingly, funders expect knowledge mobilization to be included in research plans to promote the application of research to improve policies, programs and processes. In this session, participants will learn what knowledge mobilization is, why it’s needed, and how to get started.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn how knowledge mobilization can strengthen the impact of your research
  • Learn about various tools and strategies available to mobilize your research
  • Learn how to select effective knowledge mobilization activities based on your objectives and intended audience

Who should take this training:

This session is developed for researchers at any stage in their career who want to learn how to develop and implement knowledge mobilization strategies to improve the impact of research. While researchers from any discipline are welcome, the presenter draws on stories and examples from water-related topics.

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Registration is required. Please register using your @uwaterloo.ca email address. Note that the WaterLeadership Online Training Course is only open to University of Waterloo students, faculty and staff.

Visit the WaterLeadership webpage for a full schedule of modules.

The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are visiting, studying or working at Waterloo. If you have questions concerning access or wish to request accommodations for this event, please contact Julie Grant (j26grant@uwaterloo.ca)