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Wilfrid Laurier University Office of Research Services
May 29, 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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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. TBA

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.

January 14, 2014  10am Waterloo Library: 3-314


Robert McLeman
Scholarly Writing
This group is designed to provide on-going support and peer learning for participants in the "Jump start your scholarly writing" workshop offered in February 2014. An additional offering of this workshop will be scheduled in June 2014. This group will be on-going.
February 2014
Workshop registration

Shawna Reibling
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
SMART Regions
This group will discuss issues related to SMART Regions.
TBA in 2014

Danielle Deveau
Aboriginal Focus
This is a group of aboriginal and aboriginal-focused researchers works in the areas of aboriginal focused research at Laurier.
Met in Summer 2013
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.
Met in Spring 2013
Shawna Reibling

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