Role Domains of Knowledge Brokering: A Model for the Health Care Setting

Glegg, S. M and Hoens, A. (2016). Role domains of knowledge brokering: A model for the health care setting. J Neurol Phys Ther, 40(2), 115-23. doi: 10.1097/NPT.0000000000000122. Abstract Knowledge brokering is a strategy to support collaborations and partnerships within and across clinical, research, and policy worlds to improve the generation and use of

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Exploring the Function and Effectiveness of Knowledge Brokers as Facilitators of Knowledge Translation in Health-Related Settings

Bornbaum C. C., Kornas, K. Peirson, K. & Rosella, L. C. (2015). Exploring the function and effectiveness of knowledge brokers as facilitators of knowledge translation in health-related settings: A systematic review and thematic analysis. Implementation Science, 10, 162. DOI 10.1186/s13012-015-0351-9. Abstract Background: Knowledge brokers (KBs) work collaboratively with key stakeholders to facilitate the transfer

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RIR Brokers – Sharing Stories / Courtiers RIR – Partage Histoires!

A recent Skype teleconference allowed brokers of ResearchImpact – RèsearcuImpactRecherche to share and exchange stories of engagement events, showing we have much in common!Une récente téléconférence Skype permis courtiers de ResearchImpact - RèsearcuImpactRecherche de partager et échanger des histoires d'événements d'engagement, montrant nous avons beaucoup en commun! The technology worked well

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Sustainability and Institutionalization of Knowledge Brokers / Permanence et présence institutionnelle des courtiers de connaissances

David Phipps (RIR-York) recently posted a knowledge mobilization journal club on “Sustainability and institutionalization of knowledge brokers”. The journal club post discusses two research articles. This blog reflects on the leadership of human resources and knowledge mobilization. David Phipps (RIR-York) vient de publier un billet sur le thème de « la

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Knowledge Brokers in a Knowledge Network: The Case of Seniors Health Research Transfer Network Knowledge Brokers

Conklin, J., Elizabeth Lusk, E., Harris, M. & Stolee, P. (2013). Knowledge brokers in a knowledge network: The case of Seniors Health Research Transfer Network knowledge brokers. Implementation Science, 8(7), 1-10. Abstract Background: The purpose of this paper is to describe and reflect on the role of knowledge brokers (KBs) in the Seniors Health Research

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Innovation Brokers

This journal club entry is about the work of Laurens Klerkx (Wageningen University, The Netherlands) on innovation brokers and is drawn primarily from the Technological Forecasting & Social Change paper below but I also include the 2012 reference since it is not only more recent but is open access. You

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David Phipps and York’s KMb Unit named Canada’s biggest influencers

The following article appeared in York University’s YFile on September 28, 2011 and is reposted with permission.

David Phipps, director of York’s Research Services and Knowledge Exchange, has been named the most influential knowledge broker in Canada, according to a report by Knowledge Mobilization Works, a consulting and training company based in Ottawa.

The Canadian Knowledge Mobilization 100, a survey run by Knowledge Mobilization Works, asked respondents to rank the biggest influences of their knowledge mobilization practice. Phipps, who leads York’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit and ResearchImpact-RéseauImpactRecherche, Canada’s knowledge mobilization network, topped the list.

Left: David Phipps

Also mentioned among the top influencers in Canada were Peter Levesque (Knowledge Mobilization Works), Melanie Barwick (Hospital for Sick Children), Ben Levin (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education) and Gary Myers (  The survey collected responses from Jan. 5 to June 15, and results were released by Knowledge Mobilization Works on Monday

“Knowledge mobilization is a key element of York’s research outreach strategy,” said Robert Haché, York’s vice-president research & innovation. “Through David’s efforts and leadership, York’s excellent reputation as a leading knowledge mobilization university in Canada continues to be strengthened. This recognition by his peers is well deserved.”

York piloted institutional knowledge mobilization in 2005 under a grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Since then, York has grown its knowledge mobilization collaboration with the University of Victoria to include the other four ResearchImpact-RéseauImpactRecherche universities: Memorial University of Newfoundland & Labrador, Université du Québec à Montréal, University of Guelph and University of Saskatchewan. York also works closely with the United Way of York Region to deliver knowledge mobilization services to the York Region community, municipal and regional agencies.

Knowledge mobilization is a suite of services that connect university research and expertise to government and community agencies so that research can help these organizations make better informed decisions about public policy and social services. Knowledge mobilization is a process that results in social innovation.

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Meet a Mobilizer – Monica Nunes / Faites la connaissance d’un agent de mobilisation – Monica Nunnes

ResearchImpact-RéseauImpactRecherche would like to extend a big KMb welcome to one of our newest knowledge brokers - Monica Nunes. Monica is working out of York University's knowledge mobilization unit and is supporting researchers, young adults and community partners in Ontario and Manitoba. ResearchImpact-RéseauImpactRecherche aimerait souhaiter la plus cordiale des bienvenues à

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Looking forward to Social Innovation / Dans l’attente de l’innovation sociale

By David Phipps (ResearchImpact York) What is social innovation? If knowledge mobilization (the process) results in social innovation (the outcome), knowledge brokers need to capture and evaluate social innovation outcomes that arise from knowledge mobilization. Qu'est-ce que l'innovation sociale? Si la mobilisation des connaissances (le processus) conduit à l'innovation sociale (le résultat),

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Are you working with a consultant or a knowledge broker? / Travaillez-vous avec un consultant ou avec un agent de mobilisation des connaissances?

By David Phipps (ResearchImpact York) What's the difference between consulting and knowledge mobilization? It depends on co-creation and the level of engagement. Quelle est la différence entre la consultation et la mobilisation des connaissances? Elle repose sur la co-création et le niveau d'engagement. Peter Levesque (@peterlevesque), one of Canada's few KMb consultants,

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KMb Team Canada

ResearchImpact - Réseau Impact Recherche continues to grow with the addition of three new knowledge brokers, with more to come. I recall clearly my excitement in February 2006, when conducting a scan of university KMb activity I learned there was a third person who was working in Canada as a university-wide

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