Step by Step Knowledge Brokering / Le courtage des connaissances pas à pas

For eight years York’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit has been connecting university researchers to public and non-profit sector organizations in order to support research collaborations. In this blog post they describe the process they undertake to broker these relationships. Depuis huit années, l’unité de mobilisation des connaissances de York met en lien des chercheurs universitaires avec […]

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Jargon / Jargon

We are drowning in jargon and we lack clarity on definitions. Three days in Vancouver (Social Innovation Exchange), three days in Saskatoon (Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum) and two days in Lowell, Mass (Desphande Symposium – campus enterprise) brings a focus not on definition but on the operational uses of our diverse terms. On se noie […]

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Arts Based Knowledge Mobilization and the Role of Theatre / Le rôle du théâtre dans la mobilisation des connaissances par les arts

Theatre has a long tradition of being used as a vehicle of social influence like the morality plays of medieval and Tudor times. Theatre is an example of arts based knowledge mobilization and is an entertaining and engaging way to convey complex research informed messages. Le théâtre sert depuis longtemps de vecteur d’influence sociale – […]

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Another Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

David Phipps, RIR-York On June 3, 2013 I posted a “A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum” in honour of the farcical play (and movie by that same title) and Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum 2013 (#CKF13) in marvelous Mississauga. That meeting marked the first time all 10 ResearchImpact-RéseauImpactRecherche (RIR) universities got together. […]

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Post Cards from Congress – Day 7

Krista Jensen, RIR-York Until next time! It’s been another great Congress! Here’s what happened this year: Over the 7 days we had more than 170 conversations with researchers from 30 plus universities and 6 community organizations I had 2 great breakfast conversations about knowledge mobilization with community engaged researchers from RIR member universities Carleton and University […]

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Post Cards from Congress – Day 6

Krista Jensen, RIR-York How things have changed… The first Congress I attended was in 2008 at the University of British Columbia. I spent a few days at the ResearchImpact booth talking to people about the work we do. Back then, I spent a lot of time talking about what knowledge mobilization was. People weren’t familiar […]

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Post Cards from Congress – Day 5

Krista Jensen, RIR-York What are the chances? On Wednesday morning at breakfast, I grabbed the first seat I could find at a table where five people were chatting with each other.  Unlike my fellow York KMb colleagues, Michael and David, I am decidedly not a morning person and don’t have a lot to say before […]

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Post Cards from Congress – Day 4

Michael Johnny, RIR – York ResearchImpact is ubiquitous. This is my 8th Congress, working the ResearchImpact/ReseauImpactRecherche (RIR) booth. I am confident that our national network is beginning to be seen as national leaders in knowledge mobilization. The last year has been a very positive one for our network, but an important part of emerging leadership […]

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Post Cards from Congress – Day 2

David Phipps, RIR-York The power of wine. That’s what we were thinking as the President’s reception started at 5 pm. There were two changes for Day 2 at Congress. The book fair where we are exhibiting was shifted 2 hours being open 10am-7pm. This allowed for the second change with the President’s Reception being held […]

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