Research Impact Canada (RIC) is growing!
Canada’s leading network of universities moving academic research off campuses and into our communities has welcomed the University of Winnipeg, University of Alberta and Dalhousie University as its newest official members.
This brings the total to 17 member institutions from coast-to-coast – and an additional partner in the University of Brighton, in the United Kingdom. In all, the network is now composed of more than 50 professionals dedicated to turning research into action.
RIC has also officially launched its new, revamped website with new tools and resources to support knowledge mobilization efforts. The website can be viewed at: http://researchimpact.ca/.
The network was officially established in 2006 as a recognized Canadian knowledge mobilization network. It seeks to build Canada’s capacity to be a leader in knowledge mobilization by developing and sharing best practices, services and tools, and by demonstrating to relevant stakeholders and the public the positive impacts of mobilizing knowledge.
RIC seeks to maximize the impact of university research for the social, cultural, economic, environmental, and health benefits of local and global communities. It thrives on university research enterprises that encompass scholarship and creative activity by faculty, students and staff across all disciplines, valuing community, industry and government partners as active participants in conducting research. It also strives to promote the idea that knowledge mobilization services reflect the capacity and opportunities of institutional members.
In these successful 12 years, Executive Director of Research & Innovation Services for York University and Network Director David Phipps says RIC continues to leave its international footprint with the National Alliance for Broader Impacts to help build capacity for knowledge mobilization in both Canada and the United States. In these ways, RIC strives to sustain its legacy by providing “Access to the best minds in the country supporting knowledge mobilization.”
Carleton University, Dalhousie University, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, McMaster University, Memorial University, Université de Montréal, Université du Québec à Montréal, University of Alberta, University of Brighton, University of British Columbia, University of Guelph, University of New Brunswick, University of Saskatchewan, University of Victoria, University of Winnipeg, Western University, and York University