Population Change and Lifecourse

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Different audiences, different approaches: How to tailor your research story

The Cluster held a Pre-Symposium Event on December 8, 2008 at Hilton Lac-Leamy in Gatineau, taking advantage of the presence of several Cluster members attending the 4th Symposium of the Population, Work, and Family Policy Research Collaboration (PWFC). There were 38 participants, of whom 10 were students.

Part One

The first part was a knowledge mobilization skills acquisition session, Different audiences, different approaches: How to tailor your research story.

Jacquie Eales, Program Manager of the Hidden Costs, Invisible Contributions (HCIC) Project of the Research on Aging, Policies, and Practice at University of Alberta talked about:

Heather Juby, Knowledge Transfer Coordinator of the Canadian Research Data Centre Network CRDCN) talked about finding the research story in an academic article.

John Flanders, Senior Media Advisor at Statistics Canada discussed techniques and provided guidelines on communicating research story for the public through the media.

Susan McDaniel, member of the PCLC Executive Committee, talked about the importance of knowledge mobilization, and chaired the first part of the Pre-Symposium Event.

Part Two

In the second part, Rod Beaujot, PCLC Director, shared information on the Cluster Operation: organization, substantive priorities, activities and plans. He focused attention on the on-going requests for proposal or competition for:

He also mentioned that a call for proposal for data infrastructure projects will soon be announced.

Part Three

In the the third part of the Pre-Symposium Event, five of the Cluster Thematic Committees -- Aging and paid work, Caregiving and social participation, Families, Health over the Lifecourse, Immigration and migrants -- held a meeting of members. The leaders will share information on the outcomes of the meeting with others in the Cluster.