The Third Annual KM at York Summit

Professional Development and Team Building are activities which, when done properly, can be quite enjoyable!  The staff of York's KM Unit recently participated in their third annual KM Summit.  Objectives of the Summit are:  fun, exploring theoretical and operational challenges for KM, fun, acknowledging the contributions of summer student staff,

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ResearchImpact Evaluation Survey

The KM Units which are leading the ResearchImpact network (York University and the University of Victoria) are undergoing an evaluation, and we would like your feedback!  We are asking you to complete a survey regarding your experiences with the Knowledge Mobilization Unit. The purpose of the survey is to gather

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The KM Solution Part 2: “So What”

The KM Solution Pt 2: “So What” So what if cultural transparency is a problem: KM services, infrastructure and evaluation In a previous blog we developed the thinking that cultural transparency (or a lack thereof) between researchers and their non academic research stakeholders is the underlying problem that challenges knowledge

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The KM Solution Part 1: “What”

If knowledge mobilization is the solution then what is the problem? On June 18 I was at lunch with my friends from SSHRC Wayne MacDonald (Director, Corporate Performance and Evaluation) and Craig McNaughton (Director, Knowledge Mobilization and Program Integration).  We were enjoying sushi at Festival Japan discussing all things KM and

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Items of Interest to Ontario Community Groups and Especially those in York Region – Help with Social Media and Access to Infrastructure $$$

York Region covers 1,776 sq km and encompasses nine municipalities north of Toronto, Canada and had a total population of 983,100 in 2007. With a five year growth rate of 22% (2001-6) and with new Canadians making up 43% of the population (almost twice that of Ontario), York Region is

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