We are pleased to announce that McMaster University has joined the ResearchImpact-Reseau Impact Recherche network.
C’est avec plaisir que nous annonçons l’adhésion de l’Université McMaster au Réseau Impact Recherche-ResearchImpact.
On October 21, the ResearchImpact – RéseauImpactRecherche network formally approved an application from McMaster University for admission into the network. RIR now has 11 member institutions across the country. McMaster University is based in Hamilton, Ontario and has a total student population of close to 30,000. McMaster brings strengths in the scholarship of KMb, along with strong and growing community engagement efforts.
On October 23, RIR’s David Phipps and Michael Johnny met with their new counterparts along with selected faculty and staff to discuss knowledge mobilization across the RIR network and at McMaster. The conversations provided opportunities to hear examples of good practice from across the country, discuss the potential for RIR to support and strengthen KMb at McMaster and also to discuss new and emerging opportunities for KMb capacity at McMaster to complement existing work in the institution and throughout the Hamilton community.
Tony Porter is the Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research, within the Faculty of Social Sciences. Tony will be the Director liaison for RIR. Ailsa Fullwood is Research Facilitator and Knowledge Broker within the Faculty of Social Sciences and will be the broker contact within RIR. The McMaster application was led by their Vice President Research and International Affairs, Mo Elbestawi who stated, “Membership in RIR will provide us access to burgeoning Canadian expertise in knowledge mobilization and to RIR’s well-connected network for publicizing and promoting McMaster’s research impact… We are eager… to add McMaster’s voice to the national conversation about how to make research matter”.