Translating Research into Policy - Montreal (August 24, 2018)

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Translating Research into Policy  – Montreal

When: Friday, August 24, 2018
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (Registration starts at 8:45am)
Where: La Maison du Développement Durable

Room: Sainte Catherine

Cost: This workshop, as with all Mitacs workshops, is free for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For answers to some frequently asked questions, please visit our help page here.


Translating Research into Policy is a full-day workshop that enables researchers to effectively engage with policymakers and stakeholders. Policymaking in Canada occurs at federal, provincial, and municipal levels, with processes varying from one jurisdiction to another. The complexity of these systems often discourages researchers from sharing their research in policy contexts. The goal of this workshop is to enable researchers to build a better understanding of their roles and opportunities in influencing policy and develop the skills to communicate research in policy contexts.

Workshop Objective:

To understand the unique needs and expectations of policy audiences and enable researchers to communicate effectively in policy contexts

Learning Outcomes:

Through this workshop, participants will learn to:

  • Understand the roles and opportunities of researchers in influencing policy
  • Adapt their research for policy audiences and contexts
  • Communicate research through policy briefs and pitches

Key Topic Areas:

  • Understanding the basics of policymaking
  • Defining the policy landscape
  • Researcher roles and opportunities
  • Communication in policy contexts
  • Understanding policy audiences
  • Issue-based communication
  • Crafting a research pitch
  • POSTnote format
  • Writing a policy brief
  • Strategies for researchers

If you have any questions please contact the Training team at

Class Date: 
Friday, August 24, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
La Maison du Développement Durable
50 rue Ste-Catherine Ouest #101
H2X 3V4 Montreal, QC