Switching from stakeholder

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 “ultimately that means re-thinking our use of the word “stakeholder”.” The issue with the word […]

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So, you’re new to research impact?

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 are a researcher, research professional, funder, or research user. Over the last year, the four […]

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Meet Caroline Duvieusart-Déry: Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator

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 blog post to provide readers an insights on the benefits of building strong community-campus partnerships, […]

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17 years from research to impact – is this true?

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 Grant[1] reviewed the literature on time lags between research and its use in clinical practice […]

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Virtual and Remote Knowledge Brokering

With COVID-19 and the push for working from home (if possible), we’re “Zooming” into more video-conferencing meetings more than ever. Reaching out to our RIC Network of 60+ members from ~20 universities across Canada, we heard that sharing and facilitating knowledge virtually and remotely has its own share of challenges. In response, we wanted to […]

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Developing the Research Impact Canada (RIC) Logic Model and Evaluation Framework: A Case Study Example

Anne Bergen (https://knowledgetoaction.ca/) is a community based evaluator and an alum from Research Impact Canada when she worked at RIC member, University of Guelph. She helped the RIC Evaluation Committee develop a logic model and evaluation framework. She describes her work in a case study that is introduced below. Do you want to evaluate a […]

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Research Snapshots: Transforming Knowledge to Benefit Society

This guest post was first published on the University of Victoria’s Research News website and is reposted here with permission. Have jargon and complex concepts prevented you from understanding a research article? Do you ever wish you could get a quick summary of an intriguing research study? UVic’s new Research Snapshots templates can help. Originally […]

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Incremental Changes to the Co-Produced Pathway to Impact

This week’s guest post comes from Stephen MacGregor @Steve_KMbRI, who is a Phd student in the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University.  In response to the recent post about evolving the Co-Produced Pathway to Impact (CPPI), several incremental changes to the pathway are discussed. In line with the continual progression in thinking about how research […]

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