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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upStream Open House – Getting Fresh in York Region / Soirée porte ouverte d’upStream : fraîcheur garantie pour la région de York

Michael Johnny, RIR-York York Region Food Network is addressing the issue of food security through an interesting and innovative project. Through collaborative partnerships and a grant from the Ontario Centres of Excellence, upStream Aquaponics has been launched to pilot sustainable and healthy food development throughout the year. Le réseau alimentaire de la région de York […]

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Researchers and Knowledge Mobilizers Both Know: Food is Important / Les chercheurs et les agents de mobilisation le savent : la bouffe, ça compte

Shawna Reibling, RIR – Laurier Sometimes when mobilizing knowledge and brokering relationships, it is the environment and soft skills that make for a positive interaction. Knowledge mobilization and brokering can take place over the dinner table.  Quand il s’agit de mobiliser [s1] les connaissances et de tisser des échanges, il arrive que ce soit l’ambiance et […]

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Social Media as a Tool to Disseminate ASD Mental Health Research / Les médias sociaux comme outils pour diffuser la recherche en santé mentale sur les troubles du spectre de l’autisme

Jonathan Weiss, Faculty of Health and CIHR Chair in Autism Spectrum Disorders Treatment and Care Research, York University Michael Johnny, RIR York A commitment to social media can help support important messages in research being shared to diverse audiences.  L’emploi des médias sociaux peut favoriser la diffusion à des publics divers d’importants messages issus de […]

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Mobilizing Knowledge… with Comic Books? / La mobalisation des connaissances … à l’aide de bandes dessinées?

Dale Anderson, RIR- UVic There’s lots of ways to mobilize knowledge—open access publishing, briefing notes for policy makers, face-to-face meetings, KMb Expos—all these sound familiar. But have you ever thought of using comic books? One faculty member at the University of Victoria has. Il y a plusieurs manières de mobiliser les connaissances. Les publications en […]

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Clear Language Research Summaries Go National! / Les résumés de recherches en langage clair à l’échelle nationale!

By Shawna Reibling (ResearchImpact, University of Guelph) Clear Language Research Summaries are designed to remove jargon and create a description of a peer-reviewed  discovery that’s easy to understand.  Students and personnel from across the University of Guelph will be trained by York University in clear language writing techniques, beginning to write in September 2011. Les […]

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York brokers knowledge for climate change/L’engagement des courtiers de connaissances de York dans la lutte aux changements climatiques

On March 1st, York’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit and the Climate Consortium for Research Action Integration hosted the York University Climate Change Policy & Research Day. This was the biggest event held so far as part of the Knowledge Mobilization for Climate Change project. The event gave us a taste of just how valuable and urgent […]

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It’s official! SSHRC announces Public Outreach Grant to support Knowledge Mobilization for Climate Change project.

If you live in a municipality in the GTA you’ll be pleased to know that municipal employees will now have access to academic research and expertise to inform decisions that affect your life. We previously told you about an exciting YorkU knowledge mobilization climate change project.  In that post, Chandra Sharma of TRCA underscored the […]

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ResearchImpact visits UPEI!

There’s nothing like a road trip to inspire one’s sense of adventure.  At CAURA this past May, Sophie Theriault, Director of Technology Transfer and Commercialization Coordination for UPEI’s Three Oaks Innovations Centre found out Michael Johnny was travelling to PEI in August for a holiday and asked if he would be willing to make a […]

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