Taking Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) into History

This guest blog was written by J. Gary Myers who has a background in knowledge mobilization as an award-winning community-based knowledge broker and writer who has co-authored a book chapter, peer-reviewed articles, and wrote weekly articles over five years on the website, KMbeing. Gary also has a long-standing interest in Canadian cultural and LGBTQ2S+ history and decided […]

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Imagining the Future(s) of Knowledge Mobilization

From the SSHRC website: “SSHRC has partnered with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and its Network of UNESCO Chairs, as well as Research Impact Canada, to examine promising practices in knowledge mobilization, inclusive knowledge dissemination, and knowledge engagement. Thought leadership papers address how knowledge mobilization can help us confront formidable future challenges (PDF, 12.4 MB) […]

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How did knowledge mobilization become a “thing” in Canada?

David was recently asked by a colleague about the history and driving forces behind growth of knowledge mobilization in Canada’s research landscape. Did you know the journey is as old as Canada itself?   A few weeks ago, a colleague e mailed me asking, “Do you know approximately when the funding agencies started to mandate […]

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Power and Privilege in Peer Review

David Phipps was recently asked to speak to a research funder and some community reviewers about community engagement and inclusion in peer review of global health research grants. Issues of power and privilege come to play when combining community/public/patient reviewers with academic reviewers. It’s a nice idea but it isn’t effective in common practice. He […]

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Knowledge mobilization will help Canada face the next major challenge

“Researchers from the social sciences and humanities have helped policy-makers during the pandemic. How can we support future collaborations?” Check out this recent op ed, published in Policy Options by Ursula Gobel, Vice President Stakeholder Engagement and Advancement of Society.   The following link has been posted with permission from the author Knowledge mobilization will […]

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Reviewing the use and effectiveness of arts-based approaches for public engagement with research

  The following summary is reposted with permission from Sarah Ball (RAND Corporation). It is a summary of extensive work that they have completed on arts based methods for public engagement. On the summary page there is a link to the free e book (111 pages) and additional appendices are also available (in English only). […]

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Tenure and promotion is an issue for engaged scholars but maybe not for the reason you think

David Phipps thinks tenure/promotion policies are probably just fine. It is the tenure/promotion committees that are challenging for engaged scholars. Tenure and promotion (T&P) has long been an issue for engaged scholars. Engaged scholarship takes longer than solo research. Processes of engagement must contend with issues related to power and the time it takes to […]

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Research Impact Canada co-hosts largest knowledge mobilization conference in Canada

  On November 24-26, 2020 RIC co-hosted the Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum, in partnership with the Ottawa-based Institute for Knowledge Mobilization. The event was held online this year due to COVID-19. This popular annual conference was founded in 2012 by the Institute for Knowledge Mobilization to support a growing international community in knowledge mobilization. This year, […]

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RIC/ARIS 2021 Summit- Call for Proposals Now Open!

  Centre for Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS) and Research Impact Canada (RIC) are partnering to host the 2021 Conference on Research Impact & Public Engagement at the Intersection of the Future Workforce – Virtual, May 10-13, 2021.   Our Call for Proposals for Presentation Sessions is now open!   Plenary sessions, speakers, and panels will […]

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