Knowledge Mobilization, Research Impact, and the Changing Nature of Academic Work / La mobilisation des connaissances, l’impact de la recherche et la nature changeante du travail universitaire

That’s the title of a research article written by Matthew McKean, Conference Board of Canada. The article reviews the ResearchImpact network and the emerging importance of knowledge mobilization in Canada’s academic research enterprise and Canada's inclusive innovation agenda. Voilà le titre d’un article de fond publié par Matthew McKean, du Conference

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Human centred innovation / L’innovation centrée sur l’humain

The Canadian Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences (“The Federation”) made a submission to Canada’s Innovation Agenda. The Federation argues that “we need to bring creativity and imagination to bear on complex problems and understand the human process at the heart of innovation”. This includes strengthening connections and knowledge flow

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Incorporating Community Engagement Language into Promotion and Tenure Policies: One University’s Journey

Pelco, L.E. & Howard, C. (2016). Incorporating community engagement language into promotion and tenure policies: One university’s journey. Metropolitan Universities, 27(2), 87-98, DOI: 10.18060/21129 https://journals.iupui.edu/index.php/muj/article/view/21234 Abstract This case study describes the campus context and process for successfully including community engagement language into promotion and tenure policies at Virginia Commonwealth University, a high research,

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What Are Universities Doing for Social R&D? / Que font les universités pour la RD dans le domaine social?

David Phipps was invited to participate in a retreat to explore ways of introducing social research & development into Canada’s innovation policies. He reflected on the long tradition of university research and the relatively recent experience at partnering to develop that research into impacts on society. Thanks to Social Innovation

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Recommendations for Universities Seeking More Effective Collaborations / Recommandations aux universités en quête de collaborations efficaces

The CarnegieUK Trust recently released InterAction, a report that examined how universities and non-profit organizations can collaborate to influence public policy. Much of it reflects what York University is already doing but also points out where we can improve. Le fonds Carnegie UK Trust vient de publier InterAction,

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Reinventing the Civic University

Goddard, J. (2009). Reinventing the civic university. http://www.nesta.org.uk/sites/default/files/reinventing_the_civic_university.pdf From the summary of this report done for Nesta, a U.K. innovation charity: In this provocation I argue that all publicly-funded universities in the UK have a civic duty to engage with wider society on the local, national and global scales, and to do

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The Co-Produced Pathway To Impact / La Trajectoire D’impact Codéterminée

York’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit regularly publishes peer reviewed articles on various aspects of institutional knowledge mobilization. The most recent publication describes a pathway from research to impact that can be used by research organizations seeking to monitor their projects as they progress towards impact.   L’Unité de mobilisation des connaissances de York

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Mobilising Knowledge to Improve UK Health Care: Learning From Other Countries and Other Sectors

Davies, H. T. O., Powell, A. E. & Nutley, S. M. (2015). Mobilising knowledge to improve UK health care: Learning from other countries and other sectors – a multimethod mapping study. Health Services and Delivery Research, 3(27). www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/146766/FullReport-hsdr03270.pdf Abstract Background: The past two decades have seen rich conceptual development and a wide

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What is the Role of Scholarly Publishing in Research Impact? / Comment les publications savantes contribuent-elles à l’impact de la recherche ?

This was the question posed at the Society for Scholarly Publishing in a session on knowledge mobilization. Panelists spoke about the use of social media, videos and other forms of “creative dissemination” such as apps. David Phipps spoke about impacts of research beyond the academy derived from engaged methods of

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Journal Club Evaluation

In 2011 we published our first knowledge mobilization journal club post to help make knowledge mobilization research more accessible to knowledge mobilization practitioners. Since then we have published 55 journal club posts, approximately one each month. Each post has been viewed hundreds or thousands of times. The post on the

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