LA&PS Research to Impact Workshop Series launches in February

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The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) is launching a new webinar series, LA&PS Research and Impact Workshop Series, to equip York researchers with tools and skills to share their work with the right audience and funders. 

Organized by the LA&PS Research Office, the virtual series will begin on Feb. 10 and is open to LA&PS faculty members, emerging and established scholars, as well as York researchers who are looking to expand their research audience. 

“LA&PS researchers produce thought-provoking and leading research in a plethora of disciplines, and this comprehensive workshop series will expand the reach and impact of their important work,” says Ravi de Costa, associate dean, Research and Graduate Studies, LA&PS. 

In its inaugural year, the webinar series will explore some of the following topics: 

  • how to facilitate the grant application process and improve application success rates; 
  • identifying and building capacity around knowledge mobilization tools; and 
  • increasing awareness about York and LA&PS research services, resources and support. 

“We are excited to provide an extra support mechanism for researchers that will increase the reach of their world-class work,” says David Cuff, director of Strategic Research and Partnerships. 

The first event, “Research to Impact: Leveraging Earned Media,” will take place on Feb. 10 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. More faculty members are becoming comfortable interacting with media and stepping into the public arena. Learning about how to initiate contact and build relationships with media channels is becoming more relevant than ever. This workshop will include expert panelists from York Media Relations to talk about the art of storytelling and how to initiate contact and build relationships with media channels. Event registration is required.  

The second event of the series, “Research to Impact: Publishing in The Conversation Canada,” will welcome Scott White, CEO and editor-in-chief of The Conversation Canada. The workshop will take place on March 8 from 10:30 a.m. to noon and include a Q-and-A session.  

Visit the LA&PS Research and Impact Workshop Series page to learn more and register for upcoming events throughout the academic year.