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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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eLearning Module for Researchers - Knowledge Management and Communication

Researchers across the natural sciences, sciences, engineering, businesses, humanities and social sciences in Ontario are rapidly generating important findings and new knowledge as leaders in Canada and internationally. However, managing and communicating that knowledge is rarely part of formal training or ‘know-how’. Further, researchers may not have explicit strategies for connecting with industry and government partners to move the knowledge forward. Knowledge Management is an integrated approach to defining, structuring, retaining and sharing knowledge. It also involves networking, building community partnerships, and understanding market uses. Knowledge Management has at its core, the purpose of sharing knowledge in a strategic approach with the right partners at the right time in order to reduce overlap, inform policy and decision-making, and accelerate innovations.

Throughout 2021, the Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation worked very closely with seven other Ontario universities to produce an eLearning module for researchers – faculty members, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students – that guides them through some of the core issues that those in universities often face, but are rarely taught. 

Knowledge Management and Communication Module

This is a free resource that combines subject matter expertise and knowledge from across the province. This resource was designed specifically for those researchers seeking to improve their understanding of knowledge management and communication best practices. 

Topics covered in the module include:

  •           Communication Tools and Strategies
  •           Social Media
  •           Community Engagement and Collaboration
  •           Data Sharing and Usage
  •           IP and Commercialization
  •           Influencing Policy