The KM Unit moved to its new space in the York Research Tower. Within this space we have opened two community collaboration stations that provide access to York Libraries for partners in KM activities.
In 2009 the KM Unit established a Peer to Peer Network for staff at York who are involved in KM activity. We have 25 people who have signed up to be part of this Network. Monthly meetings help to build staff capacity in ‘doing’ KM.
In 2009 we had 118 people attend KM in the AM events. 38 of these were York faculty and staff. KM in the AM remains the flagship program for KM at York and has helped facilitate many of the 154 collaborative projects since 2006.
York is beginning to share our experiences in KM. Over the past year, KM staff have had their work featured in peer reviewed publications (Evidence and Policy) and non-peer reviewed publications (Research Global)
In 2009 KM at York developed 40 new ResearchSnapshots. These clear language research summaries have been added to our searchable database on our website. We now have 84 searchable summaries. And check out on Twitter for the Snapshot of the Day!
We’ve been in the media in 2009! KM has been featured in the Globe and Mail, York’s own Y-File, and the Bradford West Gwillimbury Times. In the 2010 York Research Magazine, we were featured in President Shoukri’s ‘Leading Edge’ message.
York is leading the growth of ResearchImpact, Canada’s Knowledge Mobilization Network. In 2009, joining original members, York and University of Victoria are University of Saskatchewan, Universite de Quebec a Montreal
York University has been the only university in Canada that did not adopt KMb as an acronym for Knowledge Mobilization. Well, today is a historic day! And you were wondering what the buzz was all about??