It is jocular? Is it whimsical? No, it’s just funny.

Even with clear language is it any wonder we are still misunderstood? Mobilize This! last wrote about clear language on July 13, 2010, and we feature clear language in our ResearchSnapshot research summaries (search the database here). But we have yet to feature mirth, whimsy, and jocularity… sorry, humour… about clear language. Until now. This […]

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Special Workshop on Knowledge Translation and Brokering, October 20, 2010 – Montréal, Québec

In less than a month, the Special Workshop on Knowledge Translation and Brokering will be held at the Hyatt Regency Montréal under the auspices of the Canadian Science Policy Conference.  This one day knowledge exchange and networking event is being organized by Environment Canada’s Science and Technology Liaison Division, ResearchImpact, the Canadian Water Network, and […]

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A New Twist to YorkU KM in the AM

For those of you who have been able to attend one of York University’s KM in the AM events, you will know the reward for early mornings are a nice, hot breakfast along with the chance to engage with researchers and community leaders. Research speed dating is one metaphor we have heard used to describe […]

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It’s official! SSHRC announces Public Outreach Grant to support Knowledge Mobilization for Climate Change project.

If you live in a municipality in the GTA you’ll be pleased to know that municipal employees will now have access to academic research and expertise to inform decisions that affect your life. We previously told you about an exciting YorkU knowledge mobilization climate change project.  In that post, Chandra Sharma of TRCA underscored the […]

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On Tree-planting and the Summarizing of Research

Recently, at the Ontario Science Centre, Michael Johnny, Manager of the KMb Unit at York University, which was enjoying its annual outing, had occasion to talk about the summer he planted trees as a student. A lot of trees. According to Johnny, in this particular outfit, you were trucked out to the wilds of Ontario […]

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Reflections from the 2010 KMb Retreat

August 30, the entire KMb team at York University spent the day at Toronto’s Centre for Social Innovation planning for the coming academic year. This has become an annual exercise; the team heads offsite for some unstructured planning and development discussion. A special shoutout to Elizabeth Monier Williams, Research Communications Officer for York’s Office of […]

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Wake up Canada! It’s time to put the “social” in “innovation”

While Canada is only now asking, “What is social innovation?”, the US and UK are well into implementing initiatives to support it. As the August 12 issue of The Economist notes: Policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic are keen on a new approach to alleviating society’s troubles. On July 22nd Barack Obama’s administration listed […]

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