Work Harder to be More Effective / Travailler plus fort pour être plus efficace

David Phipps, RIR-York Knowledge mobilization is harder than translation or transfer or even exchange. But it is more effective. Yet we continue to invest so much effort in less effective strategies to promote research utilization. La mobilisation des connaissances est plus difficile que l’adaptation ou même l’échange de connaissances. Mais elle est

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Knowledge Mobilization Helps Make Research Useful to Society / La mobilisation des connaissances aide à rendre la recherche utile pour la société

David Phipps, RIR-York In English we have a saying, “Keep it Simple, Stupid” (KISS). While this likely doesn’t translate well en Français, the concept is the same in either language.  How do we explain complex terms so that those from outside our fields can understand? En anglais, nous avons un dicton :

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Communities of Practice and Communities of Definition / Communautés de pratique et communautés de définition

Bronwynne Wilton* & Anne Bergen**, RIR-University of Guelph What happens when a diverse group of academics and government staff get together to discuss the role of the knowledge broker in the research to action cycle?  Lots of different opinions of course!  And this is exactly what happened at a recent meeting

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Complexity Sciences: Towards an Alternative Approach to Understanding the use of Academic Research

Lemay, M. A. and Sá, C. (2012). Complexity sciences: towards an alternative approach to understanding the use of academic research. Evidence & Policy, 8(4), 473-494. Abstract Academic research is increasingly linked to a range of socioeconomic benefits. With increasing investments in academic research, there is growing pressure to improve the uses of

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Knowledge Mobilization Isn’t Rocket Science… Or Is It? / La mobilisation des connaissances, ce n’est pas sorcier… quoi que…

David Phipps, RIR-York Reflecting on seven years of developing an institutional capacity to support knowledge mobilization David thinks that knowledge mobilization isn’t rocket science. Changing institutional culture is. Good thing we have a rocket scientist in our midst. En réfléchissant sur sept années de développement de capacités institutionnelles de soutien à la

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