Knowledge Exchange School 2021

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Western ID required.

Western's third annual Knowledge Exchange School will be held virtually via Zoom with sessions on December 1st, 8th, and 15th, 2021. Attendees are welcome to sign up for as few or as many sessions as they wish.

This year’s topics are geared to providing attendees with information and tools aligned to the current research landscape, including:

  • A focus on knowledge exchange and equity, diversity and inclusion in grant applications;
  • Tools to measure and profile research impact;
  • Creating a global digital identity to facilitate research impact;
  • Tips and techniques for research policy impact; and
  • Media and social media use for research communication & dissemination.

Session descriptions

Please note: for adequate security, you will be required you to sign into Office365 with your Western ID( and your Western password to access the forms.

For hospital and Ivey School of Business users, please make sure to sign out of your LHSC/Ivey 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 29, 2020.

Introduction to knowledge exchange

Mariam Hayward, Western Research

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.

Writing knowledge exchange into grant applications

Mariam Hayward, Western Research

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.

December 1

Knowledge Exchange and Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI)

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.

December 8

Six Tools to Help You Show Your Research Impact

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

Kristin Hoffman, Western Libraries
Qing Liu, Western Research

In this session, you will get an overview of six tools that you can use to show your research impact: Web of Science, InCites, Scopus, Google Scholar, Altmetric Explorer, and Scholarship@Western. You will leave knowing how you can use these six tools to find 20+ individual indicators, which tools to use when, and just what are the differences between Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar. Together, these tools and indicators can help you provide a full picture of your research impact.

Setting Up a Global Digital Identity to Track Your Research Impact

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

Qing Liu, Western Research
Emily Carlisle-Johnston, Western Libraries
Kristin Hoffmann, Western Libraries
Joanne Paterson, Western Libraries
Marisa Tippett, Western Libraries
Arielle VanderSchans, Western Libraries
Courtney Waugh, Western Libraries

In this hands-on session, you will learn all about the only researcher identity you’ll need: the ORCID iD. You’ll leave knowing how an ORCID iD can help you track your research impact across your career. In break-out rooms, you’ll receive individualized support and step-by-step instructions from Western Libraries’ Research and Scholarly Communication team to create your ORCID iD and populate your ORCID profile with your publications and grant information.

This session is limited to 40 participants.

December 15

Translating Research into Policy Change: Tips & techniques to broaden the impact of your work

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

Kate Graham, Politician & Huron University College

How can your research have a greater impact? How do you drive policy change, or influence decision makers? What are some of the most effective ways to shape public policy at the local, provincial or federal level? This two-hour workshop takes a practical approach to answering these and other questions. It covers a range of techniques, from knowledge dissemination (such as preparing compelling policy briefs) to building good government relations and launching large-scale advocacy campaigns.

To anyone interesting in translating their research and work into broader public or policy change — well, this workshop is for you.


For more information about the school, accessibility or to request accomodations, please contact Mariam Hayward, Knowledge Exchange and Impact Manager, at