How can impact strategies be developed that better support Universities to address 21st Century challenges?

Reed, M., Gent, S., Seballos, F., Glass. J., Hansda, R. and Fische-Møller, M. How can impact strategies be developed that better support Universities to address 21st Century challenges? Manuscript under review in Research for All. https://4ea149a0-f407-4b41-b5a2-6c693db528c4.filesusr.com/ugd/3d4700_a9e3517d12e444519d871bee77492cb5.pdf  [downloaded December 31, 2021]. Abstract As research funders and governments around the world seek to demonstrate societal impact from […]

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Speech From the Throne calls for more knowledge mobilization for Canada

“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 Canada, delivered the Speech from the Throne to open the first session of the 44th Parliament […]

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

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 from May 10th, 2021 to May 12th, 2021. With more than 25 workshops and sessions, […]

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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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Outcomes and Impacts of Development Interventions

Belcher, B. and Palenberg, M. (2018) Outcomes and Impacts of Development Interventions: Toward Conceptual Clarity. Am J. Eval. 39(4) 478-495. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1098214018765698   Abstract The terms “outcome” and “impact” are ubiquitous in evaluation discourse. However, there are many competing definitions that lack clarity and consistency and sometimes represent fundamentally different meanings. This leads to profound confusion, […]

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Building an impact literate research culture: Some thoughts for the KT Australia Research Summit

This week’s guest post is from Julie Bayley, Coventry University. It was originally published on her blog on November 12, 2016 and is reposted here with permission. I was delighted to be asked to speak at the KT Australia Research Impact Summit (November 2016). In my talk, I discussed many of the challenges of introducing […]

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Listening to the Stars: The Constellation Model of Collaborative Change

Surman, M. & Surman, T. (2008). Listening to the stars: The constellation model of collaborative change. Social Space: 24-29. https://marksurman.commons.ca/publications/listening-to-the-stars-the-constellation-model-of-collaborative-social-change/ “The Constellation Model of Collaborative Governance is a complexity-inspired framework designed to ‘hold’ collaborations within dynamic systems. Balancing chaos and order, energy and structure, the governance model supports multi-organization partnerships and networks within complex systems.” […]

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There Are No New Ideas Part 3: The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge

In this blog series I visit some old (and I mean old) literature to illustrate how ideas of knowledge mobilization and research impact have very deep roots. Part 3 looks at an essay by Abraham Flexner from 1939 (yes, 78 years ago). Abraham Flexner (1866-1959) was an American educator whose 1910 report is credited with […]

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The Co-Produced Pathway To Impact / La Trajectoire D’impact Codéterminée

York’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit regularly publishes peer reviewed articles on various aspects of institutional knowledge mobilization. The most recent publication describes a pathway from research to impact that can be used by research organizations seeking to monitor their projects as they progress towards impact.   L’Unité de mobilisation des connaissances de York produit régulièrement des […]

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What is the Role of Scholarly Publishing in Research Impact? / Comment les publications savantes contribuent-elles à l’impact de la recherche ?

This was the question posed at the Society for Scholarly Publishing in a session on knowledge mobilization. Panelists spoke about the use of social media, videos and other forms of “creative dissemination” such as apps. David Phipps spoke about impacts of research beyond the academy derived from engaged methods of knowledge mobilization. C’est la question […]

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