Putting Our Best Faces Forward / Faire valoir nos atouts At the University of Victoria, the Research Partnerships and Knowledge Mobilization unit (RPKM) is a campus and community-wide portal to support the development of transformative research. We bring outstanding researchers together with community partners to co-create knowledge for action –knowledge that is mobilized to improve the social, cultural and economic well-being of communities throughout our region and around the globe. Here’s a look at some of our projects with community partners in 2014. À l’Université de Victoria, l’unité Partenariats en recherche et Mobilisation des connaissances (Research Partnerships and Knowledge Mobilization unit, RPKM) est un portail ouvert aux gens du campus et de la communauté, destiné à soutenir et à renforcer la recherche transformatrice. Nous réunissons des chercheurs exceptionnels et des partenaires de la communauté afin qu’ils créent ensemble un savoir en action – un savoir mobilisé dans le but d’améliorer le bien-être social, culturel et économique des collectivités de notre région et du monde entier. Voici quelques-uns des projets en cours en 2014. UVic faculty present their research in accessible video series. (Pictured above: Dr. Valentin Schaefer explaining his research in UVic’s Faces of Research series) The University of Victoria is committed to creating knowledge and sharing it in ways people can understand. After all, research is most beneficial when everyone can access it. That’s why we’ve helped more than 400 faculty researchers participate in the “Faces of UVic Research” video series, a collection of interviews created to increase the accessibility of research being done at the university. Since its launch in 2012, researchers in each of these videos have been providing a snapshot of their research on everything from aging to music to zoology, giving viewers a taste of their work and how it relates to the world around us. Partnering with UVic Communications and Marketing, RPKM coordinates filming sessions and arranges schedules between faculty and the film crew so that our researchers can share their work with as wide an audience as possible. Want to learn more about the exciting research being done at UVic? Click here!