Knowledge Exchange School 2020

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Post-Session Resources  

For registrants not able to make sessions, or for registrants looking for resources mentioned in the sessions, we've created a school resources page.

Post-session videos, materials, and resources will posted within a few business days of each session.
 
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Western ID required.


Open to faculty, staff, trainees, and postdoctoral scholars, you are invited to attend Western Research's Knowledge Exchange School, which will be held virtually over the month of December, 2020.

Attendees will learn about knowledge exchange, developing innovative and robust knowledge exchange plans for grants, writing a compelling background section, engaging policy-makers in research, measuring scholarly impact and sharing research using GIS and The Conversation.

Session descriptions and registrations

See below for information on the variety of sessions offered this year. Attendees will need to register separately for each session they wish to attend as some sessions will have different registration questions to help the presenters best target their presentations to registrants.

 

Please note: for adequate security, all registrations will require you to sign into Office365 with your Western ID(+@uwo.ca) and your Western password to access the forms.

For hospital users, please make sure to sign out of your LHSC Office365 account and sign in to your Western Office365 account before attempting to register.

Asynchronous sessions

Links to asynchronous sessions will be sent to registrants beginning November 30, 2020.

Introduction to knowledge exchange

This pre-recorded session will provide an overview of knowledge exchange – its definition, theoretical framework, and terminology. Some innovative knowledge exchange approaches that can be used to share and disseminate research will be highlighted including some specific strategies that can be used to pivot as a result of the COVID pandemic.

A live Google document link will be provided to comment and post questions.

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Writing knowledge exchange into grant applications

This pre-recorded session will explore knowledge exchange across the Tri-Council agencies and focus on how to build and integrate knowledge exchange plans into robust grant applications. Resources available at Western will be highlighted including the Knowledge Exchange Canvas and our institutional repository, Scholarship@Western.

A live Google document link will be provided to comment and post questions.

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December 2

Mapping the gap and finding your voice: tips for Writing the background section of your grant or paper

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Do you know the difference between summarizing the literature and critically summarizing it? How about strategies for characterizing existing research perspectives in relation to each other and in relation to your own views? In this session, we will explore both of these along with a set of suggested grammatical strategies and wording examples for doing so.

Writing session resources

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Measuring and describing your scholarly impact

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

What does scholarly impact mean, how and where do you gather information to measure it and how do you present it to enhance descriptions of expertise and research impact? This session will provide answers to all of these questions and highlight Western Research’s Scholarly Impact Tool.

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December 9

Integrated knowledge exchange

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Join us to learn all about integrated knowledge exchange. What makes an approach integrated? How do you implement research using an integrated knowledge exchange approach? What are the benefits/value of this approach?

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Engaging policy makers in your research

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Why engage policy-makers? How do you begin if you don’t have a pre-existing relationship? How do you create a policy brief? This moderated session is geared to answering all your questions related to working with policy-makers and having a policy influence. When registering for this session, please list all your questions/topics of interest so that they may be addressed during the session.

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December 16

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping as a knowledge exchange strategy

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

GIS are highly valuable for translating research to share with broad audiences. Through interactive, visual, and impactful map-based web applications, researchers can build collaborations, present their data to the public and engage users in their research. In this session, we will explore some innovative examples of using GIS as a knowledge exchange strategy, and take a look under the hood at the customizable interfaces that built them.

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Writing a pitch for The Conversation

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Conversation Canada is a daily independent news and online publication delivering expertise from the academic and research community directly to the public attracting 4.8 million users per month and over 22,000 media outlets. This session will introduce you the benefits of writing for the Conversation and walk you through how to write an effective pitch for your research.

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Contact

For more information about the school, accessibility or to request accomodations, please contact Mariam Hayward, Knowledge Exchange and Impact Manager, at mariam.hayward@uwo.ca.