Reflections on our National KMb Network

I have been very fortunate to work in York’s KMb Unit since February 2006. While we had worked hard over the first four years to build a credible service unit at York, and support the infrastructure for a national knowledge mobilization network, it is the past two months that demonstrate to me that ResearchImpact (Réseau […]

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Postcards from Congress Day 8 – Celebrating Canada’s Knowledge Mobilization Network

What Happened: Last day in Montreal, so it’s time for a little reflection. Our network has come of age. In 8 days, I have had the chance to speak with representatives, including other knowledge brokers, from all six RI-RIR universities. Here are some highlights: 130 quality conversations about RI-RIR and knowledge mobilization at our booth […]

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Postcard from Congress Day 7 – Knowledge is King

What Happened: Today was spent with SSHRC, other Canadian research stakeholders and 17 grantees from the SSHRC “Capturing the Outcomes and Impacts” grants 2006-2008. We were exploring how our SSHRC funded projects might inform decisions at SSHRC to assist in measuring the impacts of research and articulating the benefits of research to various stakeholders from […]

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Postcards from Congress Day 6 – Big Ideas, Baby Steps

What Happened: UQAM hosted over 100 academics, students, community leaders and funders for a one-day conversation “to explore the role of knowledge in society”. This structured conversation is intended to support the development of a Knowledge Commons for Canada. Why is this Important: The energy in the room was very positive and clearly people in […]

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Post Cards from Congress Day 5 – The more things change….

What Happened: ResearchImpact lead a conversation in the University Affairs Career Corner about knowledge mobilization and career options inside, outside and after the academy. Thanks for Krista Jensen and Phillipe Dugas for participating. We also attended the new SSHRC Program Architecture presentation. See our previous blog on this topic here. Why is this important: York […]

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Postcards from Congress Day 4: Riding the Wave!

What Happened: We have been tracking our conversations with delegates while we are here at the ResearchImpact-Réseau Impact Recherche (RI-RIR) booth. This includes a full spectrum of queries (and trust me there has been a spectrum!). For example, on our first day 70% of requests asked where the registration desk is! Fast forward a few […]

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Postcards from Congress Day 3: Connected Understanding… Disconnected Book Fair

What Happened: The Congress Book Fair is the agora of Congress.  It usually holds the registration desk so is accessible to every one of the thousands of Congress delegates.  It holds all the book sellers and publishers.  It is the Congress home to SSHRC, CIHR, Canada Research Chairs and to ResearchImpact (and even to the […]

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Postcards from Congress Day 2: new ResearchImpact web features

What Happened: You have heard about KMb in Action. In response to one request from our web survey, we developed success stories of KMb in practice featuring stories of university researchers and their non-academic partners. Our online community also asked for greater access to KMb resources. We have expanded our web links section to become […]

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Postcards from Congress: Day 1 – ResearchImpact is Number 1 at Congress!

What Happened: ResearchImpact-Réseau Impact Recherche (RI-RIR) is exhibiting for the 4th year at Congress at the Bookfair. Among the 53 exhibitors that are located throughout Concordia, we have been assigned booth #1, and enjoy a premium location adjacent to the participant registration desk. Why is it important: Exhibiting at Congress is extremely important to the […]

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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 the Canadian Community” Chad Gaffield, President […]

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