Partnerships for Impact: Making Research Partnerships Work

This week’s guest post comes from CRFR (Centre for Research on Families and Relationships) located in Edinburgh, Scotland . It was originally published on October 1, 2015 on the CRFR blog and is reposted here with permission. The Centre for Research on Families and Relationships in consultation with ResearchImpact in Canada and the National Coordinating Centre […]

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Research Funder Required Research Partnerships: A Qualitative Inquiry

Sibbald, S. L., Tetroe, J. & Graham, I.D. (2014). Research funder required research partnerships: A qualitative inquiry. Implementation Science,9(176), doi:10.1186/s13012-014-0176-y. http://www.implementationscience.com/content/9/1/176. Abstract Background: Researchers and funding agencies are increasingly showing interest in the application of research findings and focusing attention on engagement of knowledge-users in the research process as a means of increasing the uptake of research findings. The […]

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Walking the Talk of Community Engagement / Prouver, concrètement, notre engagement communautaire

There are many opportunities to meet and publish about community engagement. David Phipps (York University) and Jane Wedlock (United Way York Region) are active in these spaces but we’re wondering how others participate. How do we support authentic community campus partnerships? Les occasions de rencontre et de publication dans le domaine de l’engagement communautaire sont nombreuses. David […]

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Step by Step Knowledge Brokering / Le courtage des connaissances pas à pas

For eight years York’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit has been connecting university researchers to public and non-profit sector organizations in order to support research collaborations. In this blog post they describe the process they undertake to broker these relationships. Depuis huit années, l’unité de mobilisation des connaissances de York met en lien des chercheurs universitaires avec […]

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The Most Influential Knowledge Broker in Canada

The following blog story was first published on the United Way York Region blog on November 22, 2011. It is reposted here with permission. In a recent bulletin from York University, David Phipps, who is the director of York University’s Research Services and Knowledge Exchange, was named the most influential knowledge broker in Canada. We’re […]

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CU Expo 2011, May 10-14, 2011 / CU Expo 2011, du 10 au 14 mai 2011

We are excited to announce the upcoming CU Expo 2011 taking place in Waterloo this May, which will focus on Community-University Partnerships: Bringing global perspectives to local action. ResearchImpact will be leading a session on tools for knowledge mobilization on Friday, May 13th- hope to see you there! Nous avons le plaisir de vous annoncer […]

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York University Climate Change Policy and Research Day

This is an invitation to an upcoming event as part of the Knowledge Mobilization for Climate Change project. You are warmly invited to take part in the York University Climate Change Policy & Research Day. The goal of this event is to profile some of the climate change related work being done at the municipal and […]

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Partnership Practices Call for Posters

Shawna Reibling (ResearchImpact – Guelph) announces a call for posters for the upcoming Partnership Practices: Working with Community, Industry and Government event. See below for full details: As a new mobilizer at the University of Guelph, I want to get to know the projects, ideas and practices, especially in the area of partnerships, that are […]

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ResearchImpact puts the “social” in “innovation”

York KMb Unit recently presented at a national conference of university-industry knowledge brokers. Unique to the conference agenda York presented new thinking on gaps in Canada’s innovation agenda. Take home message: It’s time to put the social in innovation. But we’re not sure they will let David dance next year. Innovation in research lingo is […]

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Playing in the KMb Climate Change Sandbox

Here are some fresh updates about the ‘KMb for Climate Change’ project. We have discovered that, when you build a sandbox for researchers and policymakers to work together, chances are, they will come and play! November has been an exciting month for the SSHRC sponsored ‘KMb for Climate Change’ project, as we are now half […]

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