Membership in Research Impact Canada (RIC) helps your institution become successful in the emerging field of mobilization and creates opportunities for collaboration and leadership.

Learn more about our members, who each have unique specialties such as: institutional strategy, rural and remote community engagement, certification programs, local community partnerships, and more. 

Benefits for Organizations

  • Visibility among leaders serving as a national advocacy voice for knowledge mobilization practice
  • Participation in our inclusive community of practice that includes 20+ university institutions and several national non-academic organizations
  • Access to knowledge mobilization centres of expertise for regional and/or provincial collaboration
  • Cooperative knowledge sharing of best practices, tools, and resources
  • Opportunity for graduate students to apply for RIC scholarship programs
  • Involvement in national initiatives that raise the profile of knowledge mobilization
  • Enhanced ability to maximize research impact at your organization with your local communities

Benefits for Individuals

  • Access to tools for public engagement, grant applications, research partnerships, and more
  • Participating in collaborative research opportunities from national organizations
  • Connections with research impact practitioners in your field or work function to support your work
  • Invitations to member-only events, training, webinars, and programs
  • Invitation to RIC´s Annual Meeting
  • Enhanced ability to serve the knowledge mobilization needs of faculty members and students

Not Your Typical Annual Meeting

Research Impact Canada hosts an annual meeting for our members as an opportunity to connect, exchange ideas and resources, and imagine initiatives and priorities for Research Impact Canada’s future. It’s become one of our most well-received activities. 

We plan a robust agenda, with workshops, guest speakers, and opportunities for network members to showcase and share their work within their own institutions. See an example here. 

Curious about what our members think? Check out the Evaluation Reports about our Annual Meetings.

Member Welcome Kit

Are you a new member to RIC? Take a look at our Welcome Kit!

Current Members

Click on a member below to visit their institutional profile.

Athabasca University
Bishop’s University
Brain Canada
Carleton University
Centre for International Governance Innovation
Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans (CPCoE)
Concordia University
Lakehead University
London South Bank University
McMaster University
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Ontario Shores
Simon Fraser University
The Royal
University of Alberta
University of Brighton
University of British Columbia
University of Calgary
University of Guelph
Université Laval
Université de Montréal
University of Ottawa
Université du Québec à Montréal
University of Regina
University of Saskatchewan
University of Victoria
University of Waterloo
University of Windsor
University of Winnipeg
University of York
Weston Family Foundation
York University

Interested in being a member?

First, contact David Phipps, York University’s Assistant Vice-President of Research Strategy and Impact and RIC Network Director, at for a meeting. Then complete the New Member Application Package.

What our members are saying