Connect with policymakers

Simon Fraser University (SFU) Knowledge mobilization Hub hosted Research Meets Policy at SFU in 2021. Research Meets Policy was weeklong virtual summer institute.

Here we share four summary explainer documents from the institute on sharing your research with policymakers:

Introduction research communication

This explainer introduces research communication in a policy setting. Research in the policy landscape aims to support evidence-informed policy development so well-informed decisions can be made to drive positive social, economic, and environmental impacts.

Connecting with your audience

This explainer delves more into the skills such as active listening for connecting with stakeholders while taking into consideration how our beliefs and experiences influence how we perceive or hear others first.

Writing for your audience

This explainer provides key detailed tips and strategies for writing a policy brief to communicate research to a policy audience.

Getting the media involved

This explainer will provide ways to begin engaging with the media as a way to effectively reach out to communicate with policy makers whether it is to attract the interest and attention of voters on a specific topic or the attention of policy makers directly.