Community Based Video Art and Activism Course at YorkU

The following course will be offered during the Winter semester at YorkU: FA/VISA 3053 3.0 Community Based Video Art and Activism Winter (Tuesday 9:30 – 1:30) Same as FA/FILM 3331 3.0 For enrollment purposes: the Catalogue Number: D69P01 Focuses on the community based video, documentary and video activism. Students create individual and/or group projects on […]

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KM Resources

Knowledge: we all mobilize, transfer, translate and/or exchange knowledge between knowledge creators and knowledge users. Research funders and stakeholders are demanding increasing accountability. Researchers are increasingly engaging research users in all aspect of the research cycle from design to execution, evaluation and dissemination. Research users are looking for more information but in accessible formats. In […]

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ResearchImpact at Congress 2008

Thousands of academics, researchers, and policymakers converged on Vancouver, B.C. last week for Congress 2008, which marked the 30th anniversary of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Among the attendees were the Knowledge Mobilization (KM) Units from York University and the University of Victoria, which form a dynamic group of knowledge brokers who […]

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Meet a Mobilizer – David Phipps, York University

David never wanted to be a knowledge broker.  David wanted to be a veterinarian but along the way discovered research (PhD Immunology, Queen’s University, 1991) and subsequently moved into technology transfer at U of T when he identified a novel marker of HIV infection.  Moving from doing research to managing research started a career that […]

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The Research Help Desk and Graduate Courses

In the early days of the UVic Knowledge Mobilization Unit, a partnership was struck with the Vancouver Island Health Authority that would see the development of a “Research Help Desk”. This virtual help desk involved the soliciting and compiling of VIHA research needs by a Knowledge Broker within VIHA. The UVic Knowledge Broker then worked […]

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KM Resources

There are a number of books that could be captured under the broad rubric of knowledge mobilization.  These include The Honest Broker: Making Sense of Science in Policy and Practice; Community University Partnerships in Practice and Knowledge Mobilization in the Social Sciences and Humanities.  All have their strengths but one book that I can highly […]

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Aboriginal Policy Research Forum

“An exciting experiment,” is how David Phipps, Director of the Office of Research Services (ORS) at York University, described the Aboriginal Policy Research Forum, on January 14, 2008. The forum, the first of its kind in Canada, used broadband technology to bring together researchers, policymakers, and citizens from across the country to discuss Aboriginal issues. […]

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ResearchImpact coming soon to a conference near you!

ResearchImpact made its debut at Congress 2007 in Saskatoon.  Since then ResearchImpact has been featured at CUExpo (Victoria, May 2008), Ontario Municipal Social Services Association (Toronto, February 2008), Canadian Association of University Research Administrators (Halifax, May 2008) and Fathers Involvement Research Alliance (Toronto, April 2008).  All of these events have provided excellent opportunities for ResearchImpact […]

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