Post Cards From Congress – Day 7

The final day of Congress comes with mixed feelings; excitement from so many fruitful conversations and some fatigue from working 7-8 consecutive days. It's an annual rite of passage and one the RIC network enjoys and values. Special thanks to hosts, Ryerson University. Their space at Maple Leaf

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Post Cards From Congress – Day 6

Our First Ten Years at Congress Congress at Ryerson is winding down and ends tomorrow. For Research Impact Canada / Reseau Impact Recherche Canada this is our 10th year exhibiting and talking Knowledge Mobilization to researchers across Canada and other countries. Over the years we've experienced a growing understanding of what

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Post Cards From Congress – Day 5

Why exhibit about Knowledge Mobilization? Every year at Congress we're set amongst numerous book publishers at the book fair. For 7 or 8 days we sit and engage researchers about Knowledge Mobilization and Research Impact Canada. But why do we do this? Knowledge Mobilization has become increasingly important for researchers in Canada.

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Post Cards From Congress – Day 4

What is knowledge mobilization? I’ll be honest, it is not a question we get at our exhibitor booth too often anymore. Clearly, KMb has become more mainstream in the research culture. However, on occasion, we will get someone who drops by and says, “I’ve never heard of knowledge mobilization, what is

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Post Cards from Congress – Day 3

Day 3: Another great day with over 50 substantive conversations at the Research Impact Canada booth. Yet again we had another non-academic organization swing by to inquire about our services. Food Secure Canada is already working with researchers across Canada including York University's Rod McRae. However, there are always new

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Post Cards From Congress – Day 2

Day 2: BC. Ontario. Alberta. Manitoba. Quebec. Nova Scotia. Texas. Copenhagen. Ukraine. USA. We chatted with people from across Canada and around the world. Again today we had another non-profit organization interested in partnering with academic researchers. Yesterday we spoke to an organization seeking information and expertise to help inform a

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Post Cards From Congress – Day 1

Day 1: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto. The sight of Stanley Cup wins (well, not since 1967), boxing championships and concerts. And now the Congress of the Sciences and Humanities. Research Impact Canada is hanging out right next to our SSHRC friends. Day 1 saw a total of 40 conversations about

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Post Cards from Congress – Day 2 “This is so amazing”

Building your knowledge mobilization strategy in grant applications The audience at Congress is primarily faculty and students in the humanities and social sciences. And since every SSHRC grant requires a knowledge mobilization strategy today was filled with researchers asking how to create a knowledge mobilization plan. We shared the process we

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Post Cards from Congress – Day 1

How to do knowledge mobilization and how to join ResearchImpact-RéseauImpactRecherche? Welcome back to Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities (#congressh) organized every year by the Canadian Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences and this year hosted by the University of Calgary. Each year ResearchImpact-RéseauImpactRecherche (RIR) exhibits as a leading Canadian

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Post Cards from Congress – Day 5

Being Ubiquitous u•biq•ui•tous yo͞oˈbikwədəs/ adjective adjective: ubiquitous • present, appearing, or found everywhere. • "his ubiquitous influence was felt by all the family" synonyms: omnipresent, ever-present, everywhere, all over the place, pervasive, universal, worldwide, global; (source: Google) I was struck by the words of our friend and partner in KMb at the United Way York Region, CEO, Daniele

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