Innovation and Knowledge Mobilization

A colleague at a Research Impact Canada member university recently asked me about innovation, knowledge mobilization and indicators to know the difference. This is the e-mail exchange. Sharon: How do you know when innovation is happening in a knowledge mobilization process? What are the indicators? David: Do you mean an innovative KMb process or a […]

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University of Ottawa’s growth as a knowledge mobilization university

Since 2018, the University of Ottawa’s Research Connexions Unit has demonstrated excellent growth as a knowledge mobilization university. In collaboration with Terry Campbell, Marie-Eve Girard, and Aislinn Gallivan, Research Impact Canada has co-designed an infographic to illustrate the amazing knowledge mobilization work of the Research Connexions Unit! […]

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Building the concept of research impact literacy- FREE access to article until Dec 31st

Bayley, J.E and Phipps, D. (2019) Building the concept of  research impact literacy, Evidence & Policy, vol 15, no 4, 597–606,  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1332/174426417X15034894876108   Research impact is being recognized as crucial in academia and is being incorporated into its processes. Now it is more important than ever to understand how to assess impact. In Julie […]

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Introduction to Knowledge Mobilization Course at the University of Guelph

  Are you interested in learning how to make an impact with the important work you are doing? How can you make a real difference and move your research into action?   The Research Innovation Office at the University of Guelph is offering three short courses that will introduce you to the fundamentals of knowledge […]

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Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum: exciting announcement and save the date

This guest post was first published on the Institute for Knowledge Mobilization website and is reposted here with permission. The Institute for Knowledge Mobilization and Research Impact Canada are pleased to announce an exciting collaboration that will ensure the future success and vitality of the Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum. The Forum was created in 2012 to […]

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Research with reach

This guest post was first published on the University of Ottawa website and is reposted here with permission. By Monique Roy-Sole Medical science has long proven the benefits of taking folic acid for a healthy pregnancy. However, many prenatal supplements sold in Canada contain more than twice the recommended dose of folic acid. Professor Bénédicte Fontaine-Bisson […]

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Knowledge Mobilization as a Tool of Institutional Governance: Exploring Academics’ Perceptions of “Going Public”

Cain, K., Shore, K., Weston, C., & Sanders, C. B. (2018). Knowledge mobilization as a tool of institutional governance: Exploring academics’ perceptions of “going public”. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 48(2), 39-54. http://journals.sfu.ca/cjhe/index.php/cjhe/article/view/188072/pdf Abstract In Canada there are growing discussions concerning the role of publicly funded universities and the impact of academic research. The integration […]

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Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization: Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the second iteration of the Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization! This online professional development certificate builds capacity to turn knowledge into action and support the development of evidence-based policy and practice. This fall, join other knowledge professionals in Inform: Processes of knowledge translation and dissemination (October 1 to November 25, 2018). […]

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Knowledge Mobilization Practices of Researchers

Cooper, A., Rodway, J. and Read R. (2018) Knowledge mobilization practices of researchers. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 48(1), 1 – 21. http://journals.sfu.ca/cjhe/index.php/cjhe/article/view/187983 Abstract Researchers are under increasing pressure to disseminate research more widely with non-academic audiences (efforts we call knowledge mobilization, KMb) and to articulate the value of their research beyond academia to broader […]

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Knowledge Mobilization is a Human Right / Le droit à la mobilisation des connaissances

This was one of the closing thoughts in my plenary address to INORMS, the biannual international research administration conference. After reflecting on the relationship between public trust and public engagement in research it was clear that creating public benefit from research is a human right. C’était l’une des remarques de conclusion de ma conférence en […]

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