Congratulations to David Phipps!

Today York’s YFile released a story about Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal winners at York. We are pleased to let you know that David Phipps (RIR-York) was among the recipients!

David Phipps at the Diamond Jubilee ceremony

The medals, which are awarded to individuals in tribute to their achievements and significant contributions to Canada, are part of a global celebration of the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne. David received his medal in connection to Mitacs, a national research organization offering research and training programs to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in Canada. He received his medal at a special ceremony held late last month in Ottawa, Ontario.

As the executive director of Research & Innovation Services at York University, David manages all research grants and contracts including knowledge and technology transfer.  He was recognized with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his work in knowledge mobilization. In 2011, he was named the most influential knowledge mobilizer in Canada and in 2012 York’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit was awarded a best practice award from the European-based Knowledge Economy Network.

David leads York’s award-winning Knowledge Mobilization Unit that provides services to researchers, community organizations and government agencies that wish to use research to inform public policy and professional practice. He also leads ResearchImpact-RéseauImpactRecherche, Canada’s knowledge mobilization network, which includes Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, Université du Québec à Montréal, York University, University of Guelph, University of Saskatchewan and University of Victoria.

The full YFile story can be read here.

4 Responses to “Congratulations to David Phipps!”

written by Peter Levesque On 18 December 2012 Reply

Well done! Congratulations – you make us all proud to work with you.

written by Michael Johnny On 18 December 2012 Reply

Echoing Peter’s comments, my congratulations to you on this award! You have paved the road for all of us who do this important work!

written by Shawna Reibling On 19 December 2012 Reply


written by bargerstock On 20 December 2012 Reply

Congratulations,. David!!

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