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Save the Date for CKF22

January 19, 2022

The Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum (CKF) is a biennial event that provides opportunities for professional development, learning and networking for those interested in knowledge mobilization, translation, and exchange. It brings together a community dedicated to sharing learnings, best practices, tools, and resources.  CKF22 will be taking place in…

Research Impact Canada has a new look!

January 19, 2022

You may have noticed something new about the Research Impact Canada website… Over the past few months, we’ve been hard at work developing a new look! With the help of adHOME Creative we’ve given our website and brand a refresh. We’ve expanded our color palette…

Speech From the Throne calls for more knowledge mobilization for Canada

January 17, 2022

“The Speech from the Throne opens every new session of Parliament. The Speech introduces the government’s direction and goals, and outlines how it will work to achieve them. On November 23, 2021, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of…

The impact of history research is knowable for those who wish to know it

November 24, 2021

Gary Myers and David Phipps (both from York University) wrote a response to an article that posited that the impact of history research is ultimately unknowable. A summary of their response and link to their article is below. In winter…

A conjecture on “Internal Knowledge Mobilization”

November 15, 2021

A few weeks ago, I was asked by someone in a Faculty of Education if there were models of “internal knowledge mobilization”. By this, they meant “how can we mobilize the education research we are doing to benefit our teacher…

Research Impact Canada is growing again!

September 16, 2021

Research Impact Canada (RIC) is a member driven network designed to build institutional capacity for knowledge mobilization and research impact by sharing policies, practices, and services for research institutions across Canada. We started out as two institutions in 2006. This…

Innovation and Knowledge Mobilization

August 10, 2021

A colleague at a Research Impact Canada member university recently asked me (David Phipps) 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…

2021 Summit Brings Together U.S. and Canada Perspectives on Research Impacts

May 26, 2021

The Center for Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS) and Research Impact Canada (RIC) worked in collaboration to host the 2021 Summit on Research Impact & Public Engagement at the Intersection of the Future Workforce. The virtual Summit took place…

University of Ottawa’s growth as a knowledge mobilization university

May 26, 2021

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…

CKF20 Event Report: The future of knowledge mobilization events is virtual

May 5, 2021

This past year, we witnessed rapid innovation in online events. Having seen the benefits, we predict organizers will continue to include virtual components to compliment in-person events and conferences. The Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum is a bi-annual event that brings…

Taking Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) into History

April 14, 2021

This guest blog was written by J. Gary Myers who has a background in knowledge mobilization as an award-winning community-based knowledge broker and writer who has co-authored a book chapter, peer-reviewed articles, and wrote weekly articles over five years on…

Imagining the Future(s) of Knowledge Mobilization

March 15, 2021

From the SSHRC website: “SSHRC has partnered with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and its Network of UNESCO Chairs, as well as Research Impact Canada, to examine promising practices in knowledge mobilization, inclusive knowledge dissemination, and knowledge engagement. Thought leadership…