Navigating Partnered Research

A webinar series from Research Services.


Get support and guidance for your partnered research projects.

Navigating Partnered Research is a digital series hosted by the Knowledge Engagement team in Research Services to provide support and guidance for faculty members interested in pursuing partnered research projects in the social sciences and humanities.

This multi-part series will cover a variety of topics and supports including identifying and exploring funding opportunities for partnered research initiatives, engaging with community, building partnerships for research, and mobilizing partnered research knowledge.

Stay tuned for the 2023 Series.

Thank you for joining us for the 2022 Navigating Partnered Research Series. Please be patient with us as we plan the next sessions for our 2023 series.

A list of our 2022 sessions is below, please e-mail us to request access to individual session recordings and content.

2022 series

Past sessions:

Partnering for Impact | January 24, 2022, 1-2 p.m. MT 

  • Gain insight into the partnership process, including how and when to connect with community partners, supports (services and funding) available at the University of Calgary, and the value of building and maintaining meaningful partnerships for research. The session will also introduce the REAP Self-Assessment Model and an overview of the Knowledge Engagement Impact Assessment Toolkit.

Knowledge Mobilization Planning and Strategy | February 16, 2022, 10-11 a.m. MT 

  • Partnered research projects provide valuable (and often unique) opportunities for knowledge mobilization. This session will cover the basics of knowledge mobilization including setting goals, stakeholder identification and analysis, selecting appropriate activities, and evaluating success.

Finding Your Fit | February 28, 2022, 2-3:30 p.m. MT 

  • Join Dr. Penny Pexman, Associate Vice-President (Research) and the Research Services Office for an overview of SSHRC programs and funding opportunities. This session will cover internal and external funding opportunities for partnered research and how they fit into the different stages of a research program.

Partnering with Grassroots Community Groups | Monday, April 25, 1-2 p.m. MT 

  • Join University of Calgary researchers Dr. Turin Chowdhury, PhD, and Dr. Caley Shukalek, MD, as they share insights from their experience of partnering with grassroots community groups. This session will cover considerations specific to this unique context, including making contacts, developing relationships, and using a community-based participatory research approach.

Partnering with Municipalities | March 28, 2022. 1-2 p.m. MT 

  • In this session, join the University of Calgary’s Urban Alliance Coordinator Dr. Barry Phipps, PhD, UCalgary Associate Vice-President Government Relations John Alho, UCalgary researcher Dr. Gavin McCormack, PhD, and Director of Calgary Neighbourhoods Melanie Hulsker, to learn how to partner with The City of Calgary to conduct research that benefits our communities. 

Partnering with Not-for-Profit Organizations | Monday, April 11, 1-2 p.m. MT

  • Join the leaders of local non-profit organizations and community-engaged researchers as they share their perspectives on partnering for research, including fielding inquiries, what makes a good partnership, and how to avoid common pitfalls. Attendees will also hear about available partnership supports.

Research Ethics for Community-Engaged Projects | Wednesday May 11, 10-11 a.m. MT 

  • Join the Chair of the Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics Board, Dr. Jenny Godley, PhD, and Chair of the Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board, Dr. Stacey Page, PhD, for an introduction to research ethics. They will discuss the history and fundamental principles of ethical practices for research involving human participants and provide an overview of the ethics application, review and renewal processes at UCalgary. This session will focus on key considerations related to community partnered research including developing collaborative relationships and agreements with partners in advance of submitting an ethics application and obtaining ethics approval in multiple jurisdictions.

Papering Partnerships |  Tuesday May 31, 1-2 p.m. MT 

  • Co-presented by the Knowledge Engagement team and the Research Services Legal & IP team, this session will help you develop an understanding of the relationship maintenance practices for keeping your partnerships strong. This session will explore the variety of research collaboration scenarios available, the benefits/trade-offs of each and the agreements required.

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