Reflections From a Broker’s Spring Travels / Réflexion d’un courtier en tournée printanière

Michael Johnny, RIR-York 1 Broker.  3 Conferences.  5 Flights.  10 National Partners.  16 days.  62 Presentations attended.  140 conversations.  6334 Kilometers.  Being an RIR knowledge broker in the spring…priceless! 1 courtier. 3 conférences. 5 vols. 10 partenaires nationaux. 16 jours. 62 présentations écoutées. 140 conversations. 6334 kilomètres. Être un courtier de

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Social Media for Research / Les médias sociaux pour la recherche

David Phipps, RIR-York Can you use social media in your research? Yes! Can you build capacity among research administrators to help researchers use social media in you research? Yes, and Krista Jensen (@atomickitty) shows you how. Pouvez-vous utiliser les médias sociaux dans vos recherches? Oui! Pouvez-vous développer les compétences des administrateurs de

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Webinar- Why research administrators should care about knowledge mobilization and what you can do about it

David Phipps, RIR York, will be hosting a webinar on February 14 as part of CAURA's webinar series. See below for more details: CAURA Webinar Session 34 Presents: Why research administrators should care about knowledge mobilization and what you can do about it With David J. Phipps, Ph.D., MBA Director, Research Services & Knowledge Exchange,

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ResearchImpact Spring Adventures! / Les aventures estivales d’Impact Recherche !

By Michael Johnny (ResearchImpact, York)

May and June 2011 were very active for ResearchImpact.  CU Expo, CAURA and Congress provided great venues to showcase the diverse, excellent work that ResearchImpact universities are doing in KMb.  This summary is aimed to provide an overview and some reflections on this activity.

Mai et juin 2011 ont été très actifs pour le réseau Impact Recherche. CU Expo, l’ACARU et le congrès ont fourni de belles opportunités pour montrer la diversité et l’excellent travail que les Universités d’Impact Recherche réalisent en mobilisation des connaissances. Ce résumé a pour objectif de fournir un aperçu sur de ces activités ainsi que quelques réflexions.

The five week period from May 10 – June 15, 2011 may be the busiest and most significant stretch in the growth and development of the ResearchImpact-RéseauImpactRecherche (RIR) network since its inception in 2006. While it is a traditional season for conferences and exhibiting for RIR brokers, this year was unique for a few reasons. But let’s examine the entire five-week period to see what made this so special.

May 10-13, 2011, Waterloo, ON – CU Expo – The previous CU Expo at University of Victoria in 2009 hosted over 900 delegates, so expectations were high. This event hosted over 600 delegates, impressive in its own right, and RIR had brokers attend from five of our six member universities. With an exhibitor booth and a presentation to delegates about knowledge mobilization tools, it was a productive and enjoyable start to the conference season for us. In addition, we were able to make time to have an introductory meeting, as this was the first gathering of all brokers in the RIR network! We were also able to meet with brokers from University of Brighton and University of Cape Town. ResearchImpact’s David Phipps was a panelist on a session on Social Innovation which included SSHRC President Chad Gaffield and York VP Research and Innovation Stan Shapson and McConnell Foundation President Tim Brodhead.

May 15-19, 2011, Ottawa, ON – CAURA National – Two days later, RIR was back on the road, again exhibiting and presenting the tools that brokers are using across Canada to facilitate research and knowledge based collaborations for Canada’s university research administrators. The presentation was hosted on the final day at an optional session which delegates had to pay to attend and we were flattered to host research administrators from 13 different universities across Canada. The RIR booth was a social hub throughout the conference and numerous delegates visited to inquire about our work, or, to explore how their institution could get involved in this network, but more on that later!

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Shining a Knowledge Mobilization Lens on Future Trends in Research

On August 5, 2010 Martin Butler presented a webinar titled “Future Trends in Research” for the Canadian Association of University Research Administrators (CAURA). Martin Butler is a principal in The Butlers & Associates which “is a partnership providing independent research and development services to individual researchers, universities

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♫Reunited and it feels so good♫

Thank you Peaches and Herb for this sentiment but we don’t have to go back to 1978 to feel this way. For the third year in a row ResearchImpact was featured at the annual conference of the Canadian Association of University Research Administrators held in lovely Calgary. ResearchImpact

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Looking Back on a Week at CAURA and Congress

We’re tired. Tired but charged. What a week this has been. ResearchImpact was featured in 3 conference presentations; thanks to SSHRC, Harris Centre (MUN) and USask for participating in the ResearchImpact session at CAURA. ResearchImpact was noted by Gisele Yasmeen (VP Partnerships, SSHRC) in her talk “Knowledge Mobilization and

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