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Wilfrid Laurier University Office of Research Services
December 1, 2015
Canadian Excellence

Communities of Practice

Many Laurier faculty and graduate students work across disciplines and departments. Solutions to complex problems are best served through knowledge-based collaborations, encouraged and supported by knowledge mobilization. The Office of Research Services knowledge mobilization unit provides support to communities of practice listed below.

 Topic  Description  Next Meeting Date/RSVP
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Public Opinion and Public Health Policy.

To explore public opinion dynamics specifically around public health decisions made at a municipal government level, that are subject to public referenda.  TBA
Andrea Perrella
Writing for the Popular Media

To provide peer support for writing for the media and engaging in broad dissemination of scholarly opinion. 

November 2015

Shawna Reibling
Social, political, environmental, economic and cultural determinants of health and well-being To explore how we can increase the impact of our research by creating interdisciplinary synergy across our diverse research areas, broadly described as: Contribute to a more sustainable, livable and just world by promoting and mobilizing evidence-based knowledge regarding the social, environmental, political, cultural and economic determinants of health and well-being. How can this knowledge be combined to better understand the complexities and root causes of some of the key challenges of today’s society. We can then work together to mobilize our combined knowledge to inform policy and practice. Contact Office of Research Services

First meeting minutes

Article about First conference 

Manuel Riemer, Bonnie Glencross, Kate Rossiter (Brantford)
Citizen Science

Citizen science refers to research collaborations between scientists and volunteers, particularly (but not exclusively) to expand opportunities for scientific data collection and to provide access to scientific information for community members.

Contact Office of Research Services

Robert McLeman
Vulnerable Populations
This emerging group explores issues of ethics, values, representation, equity, and social justice as they pertain to how we conduct research and produce knowledge. TBA in Brantford

Kate Rossiter
Aboriginal Focus
This is a group of aboriginal and aboriginal-focused researchers works in the areas of aboriginal focused research at Laurier.
Contact Office of Research Services Shawna Reibling
Nano Ontario
For faculty members engaged in research activities related to nanoscience and nanotechnology. 

Laurier is a founding member of Nano Ontario, "a not-for-profit organization that represents the interests of academic, government, industrial, and finance community members in the development of nanotechnologies in Ontario".
Hind Al-Abadleh
New Media
This group of Laurier researchers works in areas related to new media, digital technology, etc.

Shawna Reibling

Please Contact us if you are interested in gathering together like-minded folks to discuss mutual interests in an inter-disciplinary group.