CIHR Virtual Listening Workshop: Refresh of SPOR

On February 14, 2024, Research Impact Canada (RIC) hosted a two-hour, virtual listening workshop with RIC members across Canada to hear their insights on the refresh of Canada’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR). Research that puts patients and families at the core of the research project is a strong knowledge mobilization method designed to meet […]

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Knowledge Mobilization in The Hill Times

The Hill Times is a publication for the Canadian federal government. The February 5, 2024 edition was on Innovation and featured an Op Ed from Amir Asif (VP Research & Innovation, York University) and David Phipps (Assistant VP Research Strategy & Impact). The Op Ed makes the case for more funding for knowledge mobilization to […]

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Leadership for Knowledge Mobilization

The following post was originally posted to Pathways to Possibility‘s website. On July 5th, 2023, Michael Johnny, Darren Levine, and Laura Stephan co-hosted the webinar “Leadership for Knowledge Mobilization“.  In this session, we talked about how knowledge mobilization, leadership and the power of collaborative relationships intersect. It is often said that knowledge mobilization is all about […]

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The Pedagogic Guide to KMb : an invaluable resource for graduate students

Dancause, Luc. “Guide pédagogique sur la mobilisation des connaissances.” (2023). Summary of the original document in French https://www.erudit.org/fr/livres/hors-collection/guide-pedagogique-sur-la-mobilisation-des-connaissances/000580li.pdf Written by Louis Melançon, Research Assistant at Research Impact Canada University students are increasingly asked to apply their research results to concrete use and to acquire a better understanding of the needs expressed by civil society groups. […]

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The Rourke Baby Record: 40 years of knowledge mobilization in family medicine

Summary of the original article in French https://www.cfp.ca/content/cfp/68/10/729.full.pdf Written by Louis Melançon, Research Assistant at Research Impact Canada The Rourke Baby Record (RBR) is a document intended to help family physicians and other healthcare professionals guide their preventive care for young children, from birth to 5 years of age. Created in 1979 by doctors James […]

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Knowledge Mobilization in the Canadian North: Portrait of the ArcticNet Project

Written by Louis Melançon, Research Assistant at Research Impact Canada The Canadian North is undergoing significant transformations. Climate change, industrialization and modernization deeply affect the people who live there, as well as local ecosystems and their resources. ArcticNet is a network of Canadian Centers of Excellence that brings together scientific experts, engineers, government agencies and […]

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Knowledge transfer among graduate students: Perceptions and practices reflecting a paradigm shift in Quebec?

Summary of the original article: https://revue-tuc.ca/index.php/accueil/article/view/27/24 Written by Louis Melançon, Research Assistant at Research Impact Canada The rise of neoliberal ideology and university funding reforms in recent years have created an environment where research is increasingly expected to translate into concrete benefits for society. Thus, federal granting agencies in Canada have integrated knowledge mobilization into […]

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The demand for evidence in the Canadian public service

Written by Louis Melançon, Research assistant at Research Impact Canada Bédard, Pierre-Olivier, et Alexandra Mallett. “La demande pour des données probantes au sein de la fonction publique canadienne.” Démocratie et politiques publiques (2019): 229. How does evidence influence policy decisions in Canada? In a chapter of Démocratie et politiques publiques, published in 2019 under the direction of […]

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

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 in general and decolonizing research and research administration specifically. And in Research Impact Canada we […]

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