Western launches RECAP program to foster relationships between researchers, non-academic partners

Western University has launched the Research Engagement Collaborative Alliance with Partners (RECAP) program to help foster research partnerships between different sectors. The initiative includes a learning platform with modules that cover themes such as the guiding principles of partnerships, the process of identifying partners and research, and forging collaborations. RECAP will also work with Western’s Research Institutes to co-host engagement events where researchers and non-academic partners can connect with one another. “We need to continue to find ways to authentically include and engage partners from various sectors if we’re to have real impact on society,” said Western VP (research) Penny Pexman.