Association of Commonwealth Universities Supports Impact / L’Association des universités du Commonwealth soutient l’impact

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) released their new strategic plan “The Road to 3030” on March 15, 2019. Launching the strategic plan, ACU states “The ACU believes that universities make a critical contribution to sustainable development across the Commonwealth and beyond.” Three of the five goals in this strategic plan link to knowledge mobilization […]

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Research Snapshots: Transforming Knowledge to Benefit Society

This guest post was first published on the University of Victoria’s Research News website and is reposted here with permission. Have jargon and complex concepts prevented you from understanding a research article? Do you ever wish you could get a quick summary of an intriguing research study? UVic’s new Research Snapshots templates can help. Originally […]

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Mobilize YU

The Knowledge Mobilization Unit at York University is pleased to announce a new 8-week course focused on knowledge mobilization called Mobilize YU. Participants will learn about knowledge mobilization planning, effective ways to share academic research with society and how to measure and communicate the impacts of their research. Knowledge Mobilization Unit staff, along with guest […]

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Incremental Changes to the Co-Produced Pathway to Impact

This week’s guest post comes from Stephen MacGregor @Steve_KMbRI, who is a Phd student in the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University.  In response to the recent post about evolving the Co-Produced Pathway to Impact (CPPI), several incremental changes to the pathway are discussed. In line with the continual progression in thinking about how research […]

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Workshop Helps Grad Students Use Plain Language When Writing About Research

This post was first published on January 10, 2019 in YFile, York University’s News. It is reposted here with permission. Innovation York’s Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) unit is a national and international leader. It has a suite of services that create connections between researchers and community and government organizations to support the development of research partnerships […]

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Recapping the Top Five Most Popular Posts of 2018 / Résumé des 5 billets les plus populaire de 2018

Here’s a look at the top five most popular blog posts in 2018. Revoici les cinq billets qui vous ont le plus intéressés. #1 – 592 views Impact Strategy Checklist / Une liste de vérification pour la stratégie d’impact Most grant applications now require the applicant to describe what the impacts of the research will […]

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Merry Mobilizing!

  Merry Mobilizing from the Knowledge Mobilization Unit at York University! From left to right: Anneliese Poetz, Manager, KT Core, Kids Brain Health David Phipps, Executive Director, Research & Innovation Services Krista Jensen, Knowledge Mobilization Officer, KMb Unit Michael Johnny, Manager, Knowledge Mobilization, KMb Unit Sarah Howe, Director, Innovation York Absent: Asam Malik, Design Communications […]

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Research Impact Canada Receives Real Impact Award

First reported by York University on November 26, 2018. Research Impact Canada (RIC) was honoured with the Real Impact Outstanding Contribution Award by Emerald Publishing on Nov. 20. RIC is a pan-Canadian network of universities committed to maximizing the impact of academic research for the public good in local and global communities. It has been […]

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Call for Proposals- NABI 2019 Summit: Exploring Broader Impacts Through Connectedness

NABI 2019 Summit: Exploring Broader Impacts Through Connectedness This year’s summit explores the multiple layers of connections that are associated with broader impacts. Broader impacts through connectedness encompasses connections (internal and external) with and between individuals, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), social sciences, arts and humanities, research, practice, projects and programs, theories, resources, and […]

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I am a Knowledge Broker / Je suis courtier en connaissances

Picture this…a knowledge broker is at a party and meets up with someone who innocently asks, “So…what is it you do?” The knowledge broker faces the stress of trying to communicate what it is he does. Well now, thanks to Travis Sztainert, you can see this play out in his YouTube video appropriately titled, “I […]

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