Social R+D

This week's guest post first appeared on SiG's (Social Innovation Generation) website and is reposted here with permission.  In July 2015, an emerging cross-sector alliance of social innovators, thinkers, activists, pragmatists and advocates came together to explore how R&D for social impact could become more accessible, supported, integrated, diffuse and intentional.

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Campus to City: Colleges, Universities, and City Building – October 31, 2015

David Phipps, RIR-York, will be presenting at this upcoming event taking place across all three SFU campuses in Metro Vancouver. The full conference schedule and registration details are available here. When: Saturday, October 31, 2015  9:00 am - 7:00 pm Where: SFU Vancouver, SFU Surrey, SFU Burnaby SFU Public Square, in partnership with RECODE, an

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David Phipps named a Fellow of the Association of Commonwealth Universities

Congratulations to David Phipps, RIR-York, who was recently awarded a Fellowship from the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). The following story first appeared in York University's YFile on September 18, 2015 and is reposted here with permission. [caption id="attachment_7725" align="alignright" width="224"] David Phipps[/caption] David Phipps, executive director research & innovation services, has

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Knowledge Mobilisation and the Civic Academy: The Nature of Evidence, the Roles of Narrative and the Potential of Contribution Analysis

Bannister, J. & O’Sullivan, A. (2013). Knowledge mobilisation and the civic academy: The nature of evidence, the roles of narrative and the potential of contribution analysis. Contemporary Social Science, 8(3), 249-262. http://rsa.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21582041.2012.751497 Abstract The purpose of knowledge mobilisation (KM) can be defined as the creation and communication of evidence motivated by a desire to improve

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