KMb in the City / MdC dans la ville

On October 31, 2015, We The City featured speakers from community, municipalities and universities including SFU, UNBC, Queen's, Ryerson, UofT, Mt Royal, OCADU, McGill, U Calgary, Dalhousie, UBC and David Phipps from York University. The event featured about 80 participants, three cities and four buses. We The City was a

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Preferences of Knowledge Users for Two Formats of Summarizing Results from Systematic Reviews: Infographics and Critical Appraisals

Crick, K. & Hartling, L. (2015). Preferences of knowledge users for two formats of summarizing results from systematic reviews: Infographics and critical appraisals. PLoS One, 10(10), 1-8. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140029 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4605679/ Abstract Objectives: To examine and compare preferences of knowledge users for two different formats of summarizing results from systematic reviews: infographics and critical appraisals. Design: Cross-sectional. Setting: Annual

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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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Five Steps to Research Impact / Cinq étapes pour que la recherche ait un impact

Knowledge brokering, the formation and support of community campus collaborations, is a key knowledge mobilization method that helps to maximize the social and economic impacts of research. A recent article from York’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit breaks that method down into five steps. Le courtage de connaissances, c’est-à-dire la formation et le

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Progressing Research Impact Assessment: A ‘Contributions’ Approach

Morton, S. (2015). Progressing research impact assessment: A ‘contributions’ approach. Research Evaluation, 24(4), 405-419. doi:10.1093/reseval/rvv016 http://rev.oxfordjournals.org/content/24/4/405 Abstract There is an increasing interest in demonstrating the outcomes from research for the purposes of learning, accountability, or to demonstrate the value of research investments. However, assessing the impact of social science research on policy and practice

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Wisdom About Community Campus Collaborations From Those Who Live Them / Sagesse des intervenants dans les collaborations entre l’université et la communauté

In one week I facilitated workshops on supporting awesome community campus collaborations with two very different non-academic audiences. The similarities are interesting, the differences intriguing. The method was fantastic. Dans la même semaine, j’ai animé des ateliers sur les moyens de produire de remarquables collaborations entre l’université et la communauté, auprès de

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Five Principles for the Practice of Knowledge Exchange in Environmental Management

Reed, M. S., Stringer, L. C., Fazey, I., Evely, A. C. & Kruijsen, J. H. J. (2014) Five principles for the practice of knowledge exchange in environmental management. Journal of Environmental Management, 146, 337-345. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030147971400365X Abstract This paper outlines five principles for effective practice of knowledge exchange, which when applied, have the potential to significantly

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Knowledge Transfer Activities in Social Sciences and Humanities: Explaining the Interactions of Research Groups with Non-Academic Agents

Olmos-Penuela, J., Castro-Martinez, E., & D’Este P. (2014). Knowledge transfer activities in social sciences and humanities: Explaining the interactions of research groups with non-academic agents. Research Policy, 43(4), 696-706. doi:10.1016/j.respol.2013.12.004 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048733313002230 Abstract The aim of this research is to achieve a better understanding of the processes underlying knowledge transfer (KT) in social sciences and humanities (SSH).

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Using the Knowledge to Action Framework in Practice: A Citation Analysis and Systematic Review

Field, B., Booth, A., Ilott, I. & Gerrish, K. (2014). Using the Knowledge to Action Framework in practice: A citation analysis and systematic review. Implementation Science, 9, 172 http://www.implementationscience.com/content/9/1/172 Abstract Background: Conceptual frameworks are recommended as a way of applying theory to enhance implementation efforts. The Knowledge to Action (KTA) Framework was developed in

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Engaging Stakeholders in Rehabilitation Research: A Scoping Review of Strategies Used in Partnership and Evaluation of Impacts

Camden, C., Shikako-Thomas, K., Nguyen, T., Graham, E., Thomas, A., Sprung, J., Morris, & C., Russell, D.J. (2014). Engaging stakeholders in rehabilitation research: A scoping review of strategies used in partnership and evaluation of impacts. Disability and Rehabilitation, 37(15), 1390-1400. http://informahealthcare.com/doi/pdf/10.3109/09638288.2014.963705 Abstract Purpose: To describe how stakeholder engagement has been undertaken and evaluated in

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