WaterLeadershipWaterLeadership is a program offered by the Water Institute that helps students and faculty develop applied research impact skills to catalyze knowledge into action. The training sessions cover a range of topics related to Knowledge Mobilization (KM) and leadership development. 

Curated, developed and presented by our Knowledge Mobilization Specialist, the following modules are designed to meet the following learning objectives for participants:

  • Enhance understanding of knowledge mobilization to increase the credibility, salience and legitimacy of your science, thereby contributing to the building of a culture of trust in evidence-based science.
  • Learn how to better communicate your research to non-academic audiences.
  • Learn how to build sustainable partnerships and collaborations that embed water sciences in public, private and nonprofit sector decision-making at local, regional, national and global levels.
  • Apply KM tools and techniques to co-create scientific knowledge with communities that use it to accelerate the advancement and impact of water science.

Fall 2021 Schedule

Title Schedule Guest presenter Registration
Knowledge Mobilization 101 for Water Researchers Tuesday, October 5, 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST Nancy Goucher, Knowledge Mobilization Specialist  
Create Engaging Virtual Presentations Tuesday, October 26, 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST Elise Vist, UW Writing and Communication Centre  
Improving Bibliometrics for Early Career Researchers Tuesday, November 30, 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST Laura Bredahl, UW Library  

Winter 2022 Schedule

Title Schedule Guest presenter  
Media 101: Tips for Engaging with the Media Tuesday, January 25, 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST Pamela Smyth, University of Waterloo
Media Relations Manager
Write a policy brief: Tips from the Experts Thursday, February 24, 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST Nancy Goucher, Knowledge Mobilization Specialist  
Canadian Water Policy 101 for Researchers Who Want to Get Engaged

Tuesday, March 29, 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST

Anastasia Lintner, Co-founder & Chief Operations Officer, Backloop Institute Register Now