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2023 Research Impact Canada Engaged Scholarship Award for graduate students is now open!

Jan 23, 2023

Research Impact Canada Network (RIC) is committed to maximizing the impact of research for the public good in communities. RIC aims to develop the capacity for knowledge mobilization and support activities related to the impacts of research in Canada and beyond.…

What role can equitable partnerships play in decolonizing research and policy toward strengthening local resilience?

Jan 4, 2023

The title is the talk I was asked to deliver at the conference of the Africa Research & Impact Network on December 8, 2022. My role as Assistant VP Research Strategy & Impact has included work on EDI in research…

Knowledge mobilization in French in Canada: portrait of Équipe RENARD

Dec 5, 2022

Here we publish the first in a series of portraits on different French-speaking groups and organizations working in the field of knowledge mobilization and transfer in Canada. Today, we introduce Équipe RENARD, affiliate of the Université de Montréal in Quebec.…

Knowledge mobilization between 2010 and 2020 in Quebec: overview and achievements

Dec 5, 2022

Dancause, Luc. “ Diagnostic de l’expertise québécoise dans le domaine de la mobilisation des connaissances [Assessment of expertise in Quebec in the field of knowledge mobilization]. ” (October 2020). https://oraprdnt.uqtr.uquebec.ca/pls/public/gscw031?owa_no_site=2100 In the wake of the publication of its Cadre sur le bilinguisme…

Switching from stakeholder

Dec 5, 2022

The word stakeholder is becoming increasingly contested due to its colonial connotations. Has this hit your radar and are you trying out other words? In November, Mark Reed posted a thought piece on the use of the word stakeholder concluding…

Knowledge transfer in the social field: introduction and state of the art of a new research field

Nov 25, 2022

Dagenais, Christian, and Émilie Robert. Le transfert des connaissances dans le domaine social. Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 2012. On June 21, 2011, more than fifty actors from the Quebec knowledge transfer (KT) community met in Montreal. Bringing together…

New book from Julie Bayley helps us all develop an impact literate mindset

Nov 14, 2022

My colleague and co-author, Julie Bayley from the Lincoln Impact Literacy Institute (UK) has published “Creating Meaningful Impact: The Essential Guide to Developing an Impact-Literate Mindset”. She describes the book in her blog post that she has given us permission to repost…

So, you’re new to research impact?

Oct 27, 2022

Please note that the original blog post can be found at The Research Whisperer. The impact that research generates in society is a hot topic internationally. It can be a complex topic and poses different challenges depending on whether you…

Meet Caroline Duvieusart-Déry: Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator

Oct 24, 2022

One of Research Impact Canada’s members, University of Guelph, published a blog post on Wednesday, October 19th, 2022, to feature Caroline Duvieusart-Déry’s experience as the Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator at the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute (CESI). Haleakala Angus and Caroline Duvieusart-Dery wrote the…

Transform your impact

Sep 27, 2022

Knowledge translation, mobilization and research impact is flooding the globe and bringing research benefits to society. Let’s explore where it all started – and how you can now transform your impact from anywhere in the world with the Research Impact…

17 years from research to impact – is this true?

Sep 9, 2022

By David Phipps (York University; @mobilemobilizer) We often say that it takes on average 17 years for health research to turn into a new or improved clinical practice. Is this true? And what about in other disciplines? Morris, Wooding and…

RIC Knowledge Mobilization Exchange Program

Aug 4, 2022

The RIC Knowledge Mobilization Exchange Program is now open! This program builds off the success of the initial KMb Buddy program which was rolled out in 2019. Rebranded and broader in scope, the purpose is to support capacity exchange, mentorship,…