I was trained as an immunologist. The title of my major paper from my PhD was “Gallysin-1, an antibacterial protein isolated from hemolymph of Galleria mellonella.” (Dev. Comp. Immunol 18: 13-23). The title of the major paper from my post doc was “Increased enzymatic activity of the T-cellRead More
This is the third year that ResearchImpact has been featured at CAURA and Congress. It is the third day of Congress and second day of CAURA, in Ottawa, and delegates at both events approached ResearchImpact with that common question. The question is even more interesting in that itRead More
Our new ResearchSnapshot series of clear language summaries of completed research was featured today in YFile, York's daily news bulletin. You can search the ResearchSnapshot collection on our web site by clicking here. Here is an excerpt from the article: How would a community organization or policy-maker access social science orRead More
The KM Unit at York University is pleased to be co-hosting the second York Community Data Sharing Symposium being held on Thursday, June 4 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
York Community Data Sharing Symposium II
The second in a series of sessions highlighting the power of data to strengthen the capacity of York Region’s human service agencies.
How an Electronic Commons Can Help Us Tackle Poverty in York Region
Thursday, June 4, 2009
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m
How the emergence of the “electronic commons” will help agencies and organizations share data and information?
How can new ways of information-sharing change the way people talk to each other?
How to use the web to create more options for mobilizing action among and within communities?
How can we transfer our knowledge to interactive discussions about efforts to address poverty in York Region?
How can we use new information-sharing tools to change the ways we collectively tackle poverty in York Region?
Guest Speakers, Panellists and Interactive Group Discussion
At the end of the day, you will have a better understanding of new and upcoming web-based social networking technologies and how they can be used to share information and knowledge to better serve the needs of children, youth and families in York Region.
For the third year in a row ResearchImpact hosted a session on knowledge mobilization for the annual national meeting of the Canadian Association of University Research Administrators (CAURA). The session was held on May 25 in Ottawa and featured presentations by Craig McNaughton (SSHRC), David Yetman (Harris Centre, MUN), MichaelRead More
After 2 years with our old Web site, we decided it needed a bit of a make-over. We’ve updated the look, added features such as videos, an events calendar, links to our twitter feed and other Web 2.0 tools, as well as a new online opportunity description form. This newRead More
Personal Reflections on the ‘Hidden in Plain Sight: Living Homeless in York Region’ Photovoice Exhibit at YorkU – April 27 to May 1, 2009
The York Region Alliance to End Homelessness (YREAH) was formed in 1999 as concerns about homelessness were emerging in our communities. “The Alliance is a coalition of social service agencies, faith groups, interested community members and government representatives that meets regularly to understand, plan and coordinate services and supports relatedRead More
Ok, so it’s an older article but few have yet to seriously adopt open collaboration and innovation. In 2006 Huston and Sakkab wrote about Procter and Gamble’s (P&G’s) Connect & Develop (Harvard Business Review, page 58-66, March 2006). In contrast to the typical pharmaceutical proprietary model of inRead More
The KM Unit at York hosted a talk on Tuesday May 12 as part of our KM Speaker Series. David Yetman is the Manager of Knowledge Mobilization at the Leslie Harris Centre with Memorial University in St. Johns, NL and spoke about Memorial’s experiences with KM. He also demonstrated YaffleRead More
If you’re reading this on our blog you’re almost part of the blogosphere. If you’re reading this because you received Mobilize This! in your e mail inbox you’re not, but I bet you’re thinking about it. In Wikinomics, Don Tapscott describes the web 2.0 world as the blogoshpere which representsRead More
The interns for UVic’s KM/CBR Sumer Internship program have been selected! Through the ResearchImpact initiative, the UVic Office of Community Based Research is sponsoring ten graduate students to work hands on with a local Community Organizations on a piece of research relating to social policy. The UVic KM Coordinator receivedRead More
On April 30, the Toronto Urban Climate Change Network (TUCCN) hosted a full day event focusing on infrastructure and climate change adaptation held at the historic St. Lawrence Hall in downtown Toronto. TUCCN member YorkU was one of the sponsors for the event and ResearchImpact was there along with severalRead More
The York Institute of Health Research led a dynamic and participatory conference that drew a capacity audience of almost 100 registrants. Supported by the Ministry of Research and Innvoaiton and York University, YIHR is home to an emerging Evaluation Unit that will be offering evaluation services and capacity building.Read More
[caption id="attachment_467" align="alignright" width="275" caption="Stephen Lam"][/caption] Stephen Lam Director of Immigrant Services and Community Programs with Catholic Community Services of York Region and Dr. Valerie Preston a Professor with the Department of Geography at York University were the speakers at York’s most recent KM in the AM event, held at theRead More
OK, so we didn’t see it when it came out last year but Sandra Nutley and her team (including Huw Davies and Isabel Walter) associated with the University of Edinburgh’s Research Unit for Research Utilization published another excellent article on KM. They published “Why ‘knowledge transfer’ is misconceived forRead More