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LA&PS Research to Impact Workshop Series

Many academics recognize the importance and potential impact of their work but lack the time or resources to convey it to the right audience and funders. The LA&PS Research to Impact Workshop Series is designed to assist researchers in identifying ways to maximize the impact of their work through:

• Facilitating the grant application process;
• Improving grant application success rates;
• Identifying and building capacity around KM tools and;
• Increasing awareness about York and LA&PS available services, resources, and supports.

This workshop series is organized by the LA&PS Research Office. It is designed for LA&PS faculty members, emerging and established scholars and researchers but is open to all York community.

Upcoming Events

Research to Impact: EDI in Grant Writing

Date: June 22, 2022
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM

It is getting increasingly crucial to understand and apply Equity Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) principles in grant applications. How do you ensure that your proposals and applications have strong and meaningful EDI orientations? In this workshop, a team of expert speakers will take you through good practices and useful strategies in integrating EDI principles for successful grant applications.

Past Events

Research to Impact: Web-based tools for Research Collaboration and Mobilization | April 13, 2022
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Websites are a powerful knowledge mobilization tool that require time, cost, skills and commitment. Above all, it requires innovation and a strategic direction to create meaningful contribution and engagement with the targeted audience.

In this workshop, the eServices Office (eSO) will walk us through questions researchers should ask to determine if a website is a suitable Knowledge Mobilization tool for their project and what other alternatives they might have.

Research to Impact: Publishing in The Conversation Canada | March 8, 2022
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Increasingly researchers are expanding the reach of their research and audience beyond academia. Influencing policy and practice through writing OpEds is a growing medium for achieving research impact. This workshop with The Conversation Canada Editor-in-Chief Scott White was about how to get published in this rigorous and increasingly indispensable media resource.

Research to Impact: Leveraging Earned Media | February 10, 2022
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More faculty members are becoming comfortable interacting with media and stepping into the public arena. Learning about how to initiate contact and build relationship with media channels is thus becoming very relevant. This workshop invited experts from York Media Relations team to share tips about navigating and leveraging earned media.

Panelists included Barbara Joy, Chief Spokesperson & Director, Media Relations and External Communication, Kayla Lewis, News Manager & Deputy Spokesperson, Media Relations and External Communications and peer speaker Thomas Klassen, Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration, LA&PS.