A Summer of Summaries / Un été en résumés

David Phipps (RIR- York) The ResearchSnapshot clear language research summary database holds 170 summaries. Thanks to a summer of writing at York University and collaborations with ResearchImpact-RéseauImpactRecherche universities and other knowledge mobilization organizations this number is poised to triple over the next few months. La banque de résumés en langage claire ResearchSnapshot contient désormais 170 […]

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Clear Language Research Summaries Go National! / Les résumés de recherches en langage clair à l’échelle nationale!

By Shawna Reibling (ResearchImpact, University of Guelph) Clear Language Research Summaries are designed to remove jargon and create a description of a peer-reviewed  discovery that’s easy to understand.  Students and personnel from across the University of Guelph will be trained by York University in clear language writing techniques, beginning to write in September 2011. Les […]

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It is jocular? Is it whimsical? No, it’s just funny.

Even with clear language is it any wonder we are still misunderstood? Mobilize This! last wrote about clear language on July 13, 2010, and we feature clear language in our ResearchSnapshot research summaries (search the database here). But we have yet to feature mirth, whimsy, and jocularity… sorry, humour… about clear language. Until now. This […]

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On Tree-planting and the Summarizing of Research

Recently, at the Ontario Science Centre, Michael Johnny, Manager of the KMb Unit at York University, which was enjoying its annual outing, had occasion to talk about the summer he planted trees as a student. A lot of trees. According to Johnny, in this particular outfit, you were trucked out to the wilds of Ontario […]

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♫Let it Grow, Let it Grow, Let it Grow♫

ResearchImpact announces growth in research summaries, community access, outreach and new web tools. Three recent stories speak to the continued development of KM services at York: Research Summaries and Community Collaboration Stations As reported in YFile on December 4, 2009, York announced the release of 40 additional ResearchSnapshot research summaries. This effectively doubles the number […]

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York’s Special Research Edition of YorkU Magazine Looks Back on KM as We Look Forward to More

Last week York published its special Research Edition of York U, the magazine of York University. This edition of YorkU features many stories of only a few of the great researchers we have at York but KM was up front and personal. KM was featured in the welcome from VP Research & Innovation, Stan Shapson […]

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ResearchSnapshot enhances broader access to research at York

Our new ResearchSnapshot series of clear language summaries of completed research was featured today in YFile, York’s daily news bulletin. You can search the ResearchSnapshot collection on our web site by clicking here.  Here is an excerpt from the article: How would a community organization or policy-maker access social science or humanities research expertise from […]

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