KMb Journal Club / Le comité de lecture de la MdC

The ResearchImpact-RéseauImpactRecherche journal club is a new web feature that will make KMb related academic research accessible to knowledge brokers. Le comité de lecture de ResearchImpact-RéseauImpactRecherche est une nouvelle initiative en ligne qui va rendre la recherche académique sur la mobilisation des connaissances accessible aux courtiers de connaissances What were you doing

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Knowledge Mobilization Officer Position Opening

We are excited to share the following opening for the position of Knowledge Mobilization Officer, Knowledge Brokering for Health and Wellness with the United Way of York Region and York University. Here is a summary of the position:

Knowledge Mobilization Officer, Knowledge Brokering for Health & Wellness, York University & United Way of York Region

Position Type
Contract – one year, with a possibility of renewal

Start Date
September 2011

Hours
8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday

Salary
Commensurate with experience

Closing Date for Applications
July 29, 2011

Job Purpose
Based in the United Way of York Region (UWYR) head office in Markham and working in partnership with York University’s Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) Unit, the Knowledge Mobilization Officer will be responsible for the development and delivery of community-based KMb services in York Region to maximize the impact of university research on public policy and professional practice, specifically in the area of social determinants of health. The Knowledge Mobilization Officer will have active liaison with York Region human service agencies and municipalities, community leaders, social entrepreneurs, York University (York U) faculty, students and staff within York U’s KMb Unit.  The position will be guided by the successful Canadian Institutes of Health Research grant – “Community-Based Knowledge Brokering to Affect Social Determinants of Health in York Region”.

Knowledge Mobilization Officer will report to the Director, Community Investment, UWYR and involve regular communication and interface with the Director, Research Services and Knowledge Exchange, York U, Co-Lead of this York U and UWYR partnership as well as with the Manager, Knowledge Mobilization for York University.

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ResearchImpact Spring Adventures! / Les aventures estivales d’Impact Recherche !

By Michael Johnny (ResearchImpact, York)

May and June 2011 were very active for ResearchImpact.  CU Expo, CAURA and Congress provided great venues to showcase the diverse, excellent work that ResearchImpact universities are doing in KMb.  This summary is aimed to provide an overview and some reflections on this activity.

Mai et juin 2011 ont été très actifs pour le réseau Impact Recherche. CU Expo, l’ACARU et le congrès ont fourni de belles opportunités pour montrer la diversité et l’excellent travail que les Universités d’Impact Recherche réalisent en mobilisation des connaissances. Ce résumé a pour objectif de fournir un aperçu sur de ces activités ainsi que quelques réflexions.

The five week period from May 10 – June 15, 2011 may be the busiest and most significant stretch in the growth and development of the ResearchImpact-RéseauImpactRecherche (RIR) network since its inception in 2006. While it is a traditional season for conferences and exhibiting for RIR brokers, this year was unique for a few reasons. But let’s examine the entire five-week period to see what made this so special.

May 10-13, 2011, Waterloo, ON – CU Expo – The previous CU Expo at University of Victoria in 2009 hosted over 900 delegates, so expectations were high. This event hosted over 600 delegates, impressive in its own right, and RIR had brokers attend from five of our six member universities. With an exhibitor booth and a presentation to delegates about knowledge mobilization tools, it was a productive and enjoyable start to the conference season for us. In addition, we were able to make time to have an introductory meeting, as this was the first gathering of all brokers in the RIR network! We were also able to meet with brokers from University of Brighton and University of Cape Town. ResearchImpact’s David Phipps was a panelist on a session on Social Innovation which included SSHRC President Chad Gaffield and York VP Research and Innovation Stan Shapson and McConnell Foundation President Tim Brodhead.

May 15-19, 2011, Ottawa, ON – CAURA National – Two days later, RIR was back on the road, again exhibiting and presenting the tools that brokers are using across Canada to facilitate research and knowledge based collaborations for Canada’s university research administrators. The presentation was hosted on the final day at an optional session which delegates had to pay to attend and we were flattered to host research administrators from 13 different universities across Canada. The RIR booth was a social hub throughout the conference and numerous delegates visited to inquire about our work, or, to explore how their institution could get involved in this network, but more on that later!

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Using Your WITS: KMb in Action at UVic / Le programme « WITS » : la Mobilisation des connaissances (MdC) en action à l’Université de Victoria

The Public Health Agency of Canada recently announced a $2.6 million grant supporting children’s mental health through a program designed by University of Victoria psychologist Dr. Bonnie Leadbeater, which teaches children conflict resolution strategies. L’Agence de la santé publique du Canada a récemment annoncé une subvention de 2,6 millions de dollars

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