Systems Thinking as Part of a Knowledge Translation (KT) Approach

How Our NeuroDevNet Team Used Systems Thinking to Improve Our Production of Research Summaries by Anneliese Poetz Knowledge Translation. Anneliese has experience writing plain language research summaries for policymakers, parents and teachers at the Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network and, in her most recent work for the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases, she […]

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Knowledge into Practice Learning Network Launch Webinar

“If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go with others.” (African Proverb) Across the globe, in diverse professional fields, people are working to get knowledge into practice. However, it is well documented that despite widespread commitment in principle, many of the people and organisations who are undertaking knowledge […]

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Strengthening impact through people. Or ‘Why REF is like your mother in law’ / Augmenter l’impact grâce aux personnes, ou Pourquoi le Research Excellence Framework (REF, organisme d’évaluation de la recherche universitaire au R.-U.) ressemble un peu à une belle-mère

Julie Bayley (Coventry University, UK) is collaborating with David Phipps (RIR-York) under a Fellowship from the Association of Commonwealth Universities. They are working on competencies for knowledge brokers and the new concept of « impact literacy ». This first appeared on Julie’s blog on June 22, 2016.  Julie Bayley (Coventry University, R.-U.) et David Phipps (RIR-York) sont […]

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Writing a Provisional Patent Application from a Student’s Perspective

Written by Jack Bauer. York Region District School Board (YRDSB) was one of York University’s first Knowledge Mobilization partners in 2006. Ten years later, six YRDSB high school students attended a patent workshop as part of York’s programming for entrepreneurship, Launch YU. Three grade 12 students (Alicia, Jake, Kanav) and three grade 10 students (Bronx, […]

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CommunityBUILD: Social Venture Pipeline

This week’s guest post comes from ventureLAB.  Applications are now open for the Social Venture Pipeline! WHAT IS THE MISSION OF THE SOCIAL VENTURE PIPELINE? To improve the success of social ventures in getting to launch and accessing funding and investment. WHAT IS THE SOCIAL VENTURE PIPELINE? The Social Venture Pipeline is program of the […]

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Who’s Got the Power? A Critical Consideration of Citizen Participation in Research

This week’s guest post comes from the KT Core-ner, NeuroDevNet’s KT Blog. It was first published on February 19, 2016 and is reposted here with permission.  By: Anneliese Poetz, KT Manager, NeuroDevNet It is common for KT activities to be limited to dissemination of KT products such as research summaries, infographics or research reports/articles. Sometimes […]

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Webinar on Social Media for Knowledge Mobilization/Knowledge Translation

This week’s guest post comes from the KT Core-ner, NeuroDevNet’s KT Blog. It was first published on February 1, 2016 and is reposted here with permission.  This past week on Wednesday January 27, 2016 NeuroDevNet’s KT Core hosted a one hour interactive webinar entitled “Social Media for Knowledge Mobilization” featuring KT Core Lead, Dr. David […]

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Social R+D

This week’s guest post first appeared on SiG’s (Social Innovation Generation) website and is reposted here with permission.  In July 2015, an emerging cross-sector alliance of social innovators, thinkers, activists, pragmatists and advocates came together to explore how R&D for social impact could become more accessible, supported, integrated, diffuse and intentional. The result? A Declaration […]

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Partnerships for Impact: Making Research Partnerships Work

This week’s guest post comes from CRFR (Centre for Research on Families and Relationships) located in Edinburgh, Scotland . It was originally published on October 1, 2015 on the CRFR blog and is reposted here with permission. The Centre for Research on Families and Relationships in consultation with ResearchImpact in Canada and the National Coordinating Centre […]

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What Data Are the Right Data to Show That Public Research Works?

This article was written by Jane Barratt, Chair of the NCE Monitoring Committee, speaking about the need to move investments in research beyond academic impacts to supporting sustained economic, social and environmental benefits. To do this the NCEs will need to evaluate using methods « beyond traditional indicators such as patents, start-ups and publications ». This article […]

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