How did knowledge mobilization become a “thing” in Canada?

David was recently asked by a colleague about the history and driving forces behind growth of knowledge mobilization in Canada’s research landscape. Did you know the journey is as old as Canada itself?   A few weeks ago, a colleague e mailed me asking, “Do you know approximately when the funding agencies started to mandate […]

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Power and Privilege in Peer Review

David Phipps was recently asked to speak to a research funder and some community reviewers about community engagement and inclusion in peer review of global health research grants. Issues of power and privilege come to play when combining community/public/patient reviewers with academic reviewers. It’s a nice idea but it isn’t effective in common practice. He […]

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Knowledge mobilization will help Canada face the next major challenge

“Researchers from the social sciences and humanities have helped policy-makers during the pandemic. How can we support future collaborations?” Check out this recent op ed, published in Policy Options by Ursula Gobel, Vice President Stakeholder Engagement and Advancement of Society.   The following link has been posted with permission from the author Knowledge mobilization will […]

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Reviewing the use and effectiveness of arts-based approaches for public engagement with research

  The following summary is reposted with permission from Sarah Ball (RAND Corporation). It is a summary of extensive work that they have completed on arts based methods for public engagement. On the summary page there is a link to the free e book (111 pages) and additional appendices are also available (in English only). […]

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Tenure and promotion is an issue for engaged scholars but maybe not for the reason you think

David Phipps thinks tenure/promotion policies are probably just fine. It is the tenure/promotion committees that are challenging for engaged scholars. Tenure and promotion (T&P) has long been an issue for engaged scholars. Engaged scholarship takes longer than solo research. Processes of engagement must contend with issues related to power and the time it takes to […]

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Reporting KT activities in the academic CV: How can we show the impact of our research?

Written by Julia Levin   Researchers are being asked more and more to demonstrate the impact of their work. If you are a researcher who has been able to show the real-life application of your research, how do you show for it on your curriculum vitae (CV)? Members of the Integrated Knowledge Translation Research Network […]

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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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Research Summaries From Local to Global

Writing a peer reviewed article is nice but it doesn’t mobilize knowledge to anyone except other scholars. Making research evidence accessible is a necessary first step to enable use of that evidence. A clear language research summary is one way to make evidence accessible.     Picture this: 2008. David Phipps at York University receives a small SSHRC grant to develop a […]

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Building Ethical and Sustainable Long-Term Community Partnerships Across Short-term Course Structures

This guest post was first published on the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute website and is reposted here with permission. Posted on Monday, March 30th, 2020 Written by Lindsey Thomson *This blog post is based on a conference presentation first offered at the 2019 Teaching and Learning Innovations Conference at the University of Guelph by Lindsey Thomson […]

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