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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University of Ottawa’s growth as a knowledge mobilization university

Since 2018, the University of Ottawa’s Research Connexions Unit has demonstrated excellent growth as a knowledge mobilization university. In collaboration with Terry Campbell, Marie-Eve Girard, and Aislinn Gallivan, Research Impact Canada has co-designed an infographic to illustrate the amazing knowledge mobilization work of the Research Connexions Unit! […]

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Job Posting: Research Coordinator (Knowledge Translation) position at the Toronto Dementia Research Alliance (TDRA) housed at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Check out this exciting opportunity with the Toronto Dementia Research Alliance (TDRA) is currently seeking to fill a full-time one-year Research Coordinator position. The TDRA was established in 2012 as a result of the collaboration between the University of Toronto, Baycrest, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and the University […]

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The future of knowledge mobilization events is virtual

This past year, we witnessed rapid innovation in online events. Having seen the benefits, we predict organizers will continue to include virtual components to compliment in-person events and conferences. The Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum is a bi-annual event that brings together researchers, students, practitioners, and professionals who work in the field of knowledge mobilization. In […]

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Congratulations to our very first cohort of RIC Engaged Scholarship Award winners!

The Research Impact Canada (RIC) Engaged Scholarship Award for Graduate Students recognizes graduate students that conduct research projects following engaged scholarship principles that lead to increased awareness of audiences beyond academia or changes in stakeholder actions, practices, guidelines, or policies.   We’re thrilled that this year’s winners of the RIC award will be presenting their […]

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Taking Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) into History

This guest blog was written by J. Gary Myers who has a background in knowledge mobilization as an award-winning community-based knowledge broker and writer who has co-authored a book chapter, peer-reviewed articles, and wrote weekly articles over five years on the website, KMbeing. Gary also has a long-standing interest in Canadian cultural and LGBTQ2S+ history and decided […]

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Imagining the Future(s) of Knowledge Mobilization

From the SSHRC website: “SSHRC has partnered with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and its Network of UNESCO Chairs, as well as Research Impact Canada, to examine promising practices in knowledge mobilization, inclusive knowledge dissemination, and knowledge engagement. Thought leadership papers address how knowledge mobilization can help us confront formidable future challenges (PDF, 12.4 MB) […]

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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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