The “Dark Side” of Knowledge Brokering

Kislov, R., Wilson, P. & Boaden, R. (2016). The “dark side” of knowledge brokering. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 22(2), 107–112. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1355819616653981 Abstract Deploying knowledge brokers to bridge the ‘gap’ between researchers and practitioners continues to be seen as an unquestionable enabler of evidence-based practice and is often endorsed uncritically. We explore the […]

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Post Cards From Congress – Day 5

Why exhibit about Knowledge Mobilization? Every year at Congress we’re set amongst numerous book publishers at the book fair. For 7 or 8 days we sit and engage researchers about Knowledge Mobilization and Research Impact Canada. But why do we do this? Knowledge Mobilization has become increasingly important for researchers in Canada. It is an […]

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Post Cards From Congress – Day 4

What is knowledge mobilization? I’ll be honest, it is not a question we get at our exhibitor booth too often anymore. Clearly, KMb has become more mainstream in the research culture. However, on occasion, we will get someone who drops by and says, “I’ve never heard of knowledge mobilization, what is it?”. This is important […]

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Post Cards from Congress – Day 3

Day 3: Another great day with over 50 substantive conversations at the Research Impact Canada booth. Yet again we had another non-academic organization swing by to inquire about our services. Food Secure Canada is already working with researchers across Canada including York University’s Rod McRae. However, there are always new research needs emerging and we […]

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Post Cards From Congress – Day 2

Day 2: BC. Ontario. Alberta. Manitoba. Quebec. Nova Scotia. Texas. Copenhagen. Ukraine. USA. We chatted with people from across Canada and around the world. Again today we had another non-profit organization interested in partnering with academic researchers. Yesterday we spoke to an organization seeking information and expertise to help inform a curriculum for micro-finance in […]

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Post Cards From Congress – Day 1

Day 1: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto. The sight of Stanley Cup wins (well, not since 1967), boxing championships and concerts. And now the Congress of the Sciences and Humanities. Research Impact Canada is hanging out right next to our SSHRC friends. Day 1 saw a total of 40 conversations about knowledge mobilization and impacts of […]

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Barriers and Facilitators of Networks / Réseaux bloqués, réseaux fluides

At the Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum (CKF), fifteen attendees sat in a circle and discussed their experiences with in person and online networks. The wisdom in the room brought forward lots of ways to enhance participation both online and in real life. À l’occasion du Forum canadien sur la mobilisation des connaissances, quinze intervenants ont […]

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Research Impact Canada wins Directors’ Award from CARA

This post was first published on May 8, 2017 in YFile, York University’s News. It is reposted here with permission. York University, on behalf of Research Impact Canada (formerly the ResearchImpact network), was awarded the Directors’ Award for Inter-Institutional Collaboration from the Canadian Association of Research Administrators (CARA), at the CARA national meeting in Winnipeg. […]

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Faculties of education and institutional strategies for knowledge mobilization: An exploratory study

Sá, C.M., Li, S.X. & Faubert, B. (2011). Faculties of education and institutional strategies for knowledge mobilization: An exploratory study. Higher Education 61(5), 501-512. doi:10.1007/s10734-010-9344-4. You can request a copy of the article from ResearchGate here Abstract The goal to enhance the impacts of academic research in the ‘real world’ resonates with progressive visions of […]

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Social Media & Research Unconference: What works? What’s next?

When is the Unconference?: Tuesday, May 16th, 2017, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (day before the Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum #CKF17) Where is the Unconference?: Four-Points by Sheraton Gatineau-Ottawa Will there be food? Yes! Refreshments (coffee/tea/juice/snacks) and lunch are provided. Who should attend? People interested in learning and sharing about social media and research. You […]

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