aha moments from K* – thursday april 26, 2012

By David Phipps (RIR-York) In the previous two installments of my aha moments from K* you will have seen all the countries that are home to some of the brokers at this conference. What is also impressive is the diversity of disciplines in which we work: communications, health policy, mental health, education, water, climate change, […]

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York’s KMb Unit part of inaugural conference on knowledge mobilization

The following article appeared in York University’s YFile on April 24, 2012 and is reposted with permission. York University is playing an important role in the first conference of its kind that is dedicated to better mobilizing and brokering knowledge. The K*2012 conference, which starts today and continues until April 27, provides a forum for an international […]

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aha Moments from K* – Wednesday April 25, 2012

By David Phipps (RIR-York) France. Nigeria. Vanuatu. Kenya. Home to more of the knowledge brokers I met today. Truly a global experience. Lots of work on tap today. Today wasn’t just listening to talking heads – huge THANK YOU for that. First up – provocative opening by Derek Brien who said we need to focus […]

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Aha moments from K* – Tuesday, April 24, 2012

David Phipps, RIR-York Ghana. Canada. England. Mauritius. Netherlands. Argentina. Scotland. Germany. Australia. United States. And many more. The opening reception of the K* conference brought together many friends of ResearchImpact-RéseauImpactRecherche and introduced us to new knowledge intermediary colleagues from around the world. The start of the K* (“Kstar”) conference saw the 60 or so delegates going […]

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KMb, KT, KTE…it’s almost time for K* / Mobilisation, transfert, échange de connaissances…c’est presque le temps pour K*/ Movilización, traducción e intercambio de conocimiento: es tiempo para los intermediarios de conocimiento (K*)

David Phipps, RIR York David from Canada is about to share his knowledge mobilization experiences with Leandro from Argentina, Glowen from Ghana and about 50 others from around the world at a conference that is aiming to describe a global knowledge intermediary practice. We are a world apart but share so much in common. David, […]

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Just do it / Faites le!

David Phipps, RIR-York David Phipps has taken a break to read some journal articles that have been piling up. Reading about the science of knowledge mobilization is good. Getting out and actually mobilizing knowledge is better. David Phipps a pris une pause pour lire quelques articles de journaux qui s’étaient empilés. Lire sur la science […]

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Is it Time to Drop the ‘Knowledge Translation’ Metaphor? A Critical Literature Review

Greenhalgh, T., Wieringa, S. (2011). Is it time to drop the ‘knowledge translation’ metaphor? A critical literature review. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 104, 501-509. DOI 10.1258/jrsm.2011.110285 http://jrsm.rsmjournals.com/content/104/12/501.full.pdf Abstract The literature on ‘knowledge translation’ presents challenges for the reviewer because different terms have been used to describe the generation, sharing and application of knowledge and different research […]

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Toward a Culture of KMb? / Vers une culture de mobilisation des connaissances

Michael Johnny, RIR-York Staff within York’s KMb Unit are not the only people talking about KMb at York.  Based on our recent experience, there are many faculty and students who are engaged in KMb activity.  Les employés de l’unité de Mobilisation des Connaissances (MdC) de York ne sont pas les seuls à parler de MdC […]

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