Archived Webinars

Make Research Impact: The Value of Knowledge Mobilization

Our first webinar focuses on how knowledge mobilization can help ensure that your work will have meaningful impact. Learn about how to go the extra mile to ensure your work is useful, whether to develop a new technology, inform an important political decision or engage the community in action to protect water.

Maintaining KM Momentum: Keeping Partners Engaged

This webinar digs into one of the most critical components of knowledge mobilization - the engagement of partners. You will learn why engagement can be so challenging, and receive specific action-oriented tips that will help ensure you're meeting the needs of your partners, while also meeting funding requirements and building your reputation as a trustworthy researcher.

KM and Communications: Differences and Commonalities

Knowledge Mobilization is often talked about as a synonym for communications and outreach. Although these terms are linked and often occur with a great deal of overlap, there are some important differences in their approach and outcomes that are critical for KM success. This webinar discusses the terms KM and Communications, when each is appropriate, and what they mean to GWF projects by highlighting good KM, communication and outreach efforts across the network. Participants were introduced to some key communication and outreach tools available to help projects plan and implement more effective KM.


Indigenous Research Engagement

This webinar focuses on developing a better understanding of the unique history and needs of Indigenous peoples and communities with regards to research that will begin to pave the way to ethical, inclusive, and synergistic research outcomes in the spirit of co-creation. Learn about best practices such as OCAP; the similarities and differences between the Indigenous and Western worldviews; and what funding agencies will expect as they move forward with new Indigenous research engagement expectations.

Documenting Research Impact

This webinar discusses strategies for identifying, tracking and documenting research impact. It provides tips and best practices that you can start using today (e.g., engagement trackers, feedback survey templates, evaluation guides, etc.) to not only make your life easier during reporting time, but to also help articulate important successes to tri-council funders.

Creating a Knowledge Mobilization Plan

To help you in writing effective knowledge mobilization plans for research grants, this webinar features two experts in grant development from the University of Saskatchewan. The speakers provide practical advice on how to develop specific activities and tools that facilitate the two-way exchange of research knowledge between researchers and partners, practitioners and users. They cover topics including definitions of KM, scope of a good KM plan, how to tie your KM plan into the rest of your proposal, and knowing if your KM plan is successful. 

Digital Storytelling for Accessible Stakeholder Engagement

Digital storytelling is a process that, when produced effectively, can facilitate knowledge mobilization to stakeholders by illustrating complex concepts in a clear and appealing way. In this webinar you are introduced to the concepts and how-to of creating a fun, creative, to-the-point, and easily accessible digital story that you can add to your knowledge mobilization toolbox. 

Youth Engagement

In this webinar a panel of youth education and engagement specialists will share their experiences in developing and delivering programming aimed at inspiring youth to become interested and involved in science and drive community action across Canada.


How Governments use Academic Science

A dynamic discussion-style webinar that featured representatives from the government and non-profit sectors sharing stories about how they gather, analyze, utilize and communicate academic research to advance their organization’s mandate. Researchers learned what they can do to make it easier to support the implementation of their research into policy, plans, and products.


Indigenous Data Sovereignty

This webinar discussed global and national perspectives on Indigenous data sovereignty and the First Nations Principles of OCAP®, including the history of colonialism, leading to the present-day needs for governance and sovereignty over Indigenous data. This webinar was not recorded by request of the presenters.


Knowledge Mobilization Skills for your Career: Professional development opportunities from the perspective of knowledge brokers

In this webinar you will hear from a number of professionals on different career paths who play the role of “knowledge broker” to facilitate the connection of relationships and flow of information into impact spaces. You will learn about the types of soft skills that employers are looking for and what you can do now to develop your experiences to ensure your career promotes impactful change.

In 2020 - 2021 we focused on hosting a series of webinars on developing the Canada Water Agency. Please see the archives here.