Special Workshop on Knowledge Translation and Brokering, October 20, 2010 – Montréal, Québec

In less than a month, the Special Workshop on Knowledge Translation and Brokering will be held at the Hyatt Regency Montréal under the auspices of the Canadian Science Policy Conference.  This one day knowledge exchange and networking event is being organized by Environment Canada’s Science and Technology Liaison Division, ResearchImpact, the Canadian Water Network, and collaborating partners York University, Canadian Health Services Research Foundation and the British High Commission Ottawa.

The workshop will be the first multi-sectoral event of its kind in Canada, bringing together participants in an interactive and exchanging forum to discuss this important field.  The workshop is attracting participants from across the country and abroad who hail from a range of sectors including government, academia, industry and community based organizations.  It is of particular interest to those working at the science-policy interface, operating as knowledge brokers and translators, or seeking to develop contacts and greater awareness in this emerging field.

The agenda features a keynote address by Andrew Campbell, former Executive Director, Land & Water Australia, an internationally recognized leader in knowledge translation and brokering.  There will be two participant-driven sessions that promise to stimulate lively debate among and between experts and practitioners.  Other highlights include three valuable skills and capacity building sessions that range from introductory (understanding knowledge mobilization) to applied (effective communication to targeted audiences and finding the right knowledge translation and brokering tools).  Learn more about the workshop and see the full agenda on the Environment Canada Science and Technology website.

Register now!  Registration for the workshop is open via the Canadian Science Policy Conference website.

Join in the conversation!  Follow the workshop through the @ResearchImpact twitter feed or through the hash tag #KTKB2010

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