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Eawag ke seminar_updated 170317


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Eawag ke seminar_updated 170317

  1. 1. 1 Knowledge Exchange In Canada: Tools, Tips and Good Practices Friday, March 17, 2017 Michael Johnny / David Phipps York University
  2. 2. 2 Overview 1. What is Knowledge Exchange? 2. KE in Canada – Research Impact Canada 3. KE Services at York U 4. Planning for Effective KE – Strategic Components and Planning Resources 5. Reflections – What I Think I Know About KE
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  5. 5. Knowledge Mobilization helps make research useful to society by supporting engaged research from inception to impact.
  6. 6. Knowledge Mobilization “community” campus campus “community” ImpactHOW WHAT Knowledge mobilization helps make research useful to society by supporting engaged scholarship from inception to impact
  7. 7. Activity Output Outcome Impact Dissemination Uptake ImplementationCo-production
  8. 8. + Toronto Hot Weather Response Plan
  9. 9. Toronto Hot Weather Response Plan
  10. 10. Activity Output Outcome Impact (?) Dissemination Uptake ImplementationCo-production
  11. 11. Co-produced pathway to impact
  12. 12. Partners have a key role to play not only in creating impact but in providing the evidence of impact. Researchers don’t always know when impact has occurred. Ask a researcher but don’t stop there.
  13. 13. 13 Research Impact Canada / Réseau Impact Recherche Canada Canada’s Knowledge Mobilization Network Research Impact Canada is a pan-Canadian network of universities committed to maximizing the impact of academic research for the social, economic, environmental and health benefits of Canadians.
  14. 14. Research Impact Canada Group of 12 Canadian universities actively developing programming for knowledge mobilization to transfer research into social and economic benefits for local and global communities
  15. 15. Structure/Function Central Research Services Research Partnership Office Community Based Research Economic Development Public Engagement Social Innovation Decentralized Policy focus
  16. 16. 16 KE Services at York University Connecting Partnering Collaborating (Events, Social Media) (Brokering Relationships/Projects) (Grant/Project Support) Impact (Impact Assessment, Mentoring, Success Stories)
  17. 17. 17 17 500 Partnerships 400 KE Activites 200 Graduate Students 400 Faculty Members 300 Community Partners
  18. 18. 18 Portugal Cove, NL
  19. 19. 19 Critical components of KE planning 4 Considerations for Effective KE Planning Engagement • Who are your audience(s)/collaborators Goal • What are you going to accomplish (objectives) Activity • How are you planning to do this (activities) Impact and Accountability • What will result from this work, and how will you demonstrate it.
  20. 20. 20 Mobilizing Your Research Products • blog • case study • e-newsletter • educational material • fact sheet • FAQ • handbook • journal article • magazine article • newspaper article • podcast • PowerPoint presentation • press release • promotional material • reference list • report • research summary • success story • toolkit • video • webinar • website content • Wiki
  21. 21. 21 Mobilizing Your Research Events • annual meeting • awards ceremony • conference • debate • forum • interactive workshop • lunch and learn • media event (e.g. TV or radio segment) • panel • presentation • symposium • training session Networks • chat room • community of practice • discussion board • listserv • online forum • social media
  22. 22. 22 Infographics Developed by Kwantlen Polytechnic University for the ResearchImpact network • Knowledge brokers always need to be mindful of how audiences like to access information and advise researchers of options to present data and information.
  23. 23. 23 Research Summaries
  24. 24. 24 Posters
  25. 25. 25 Videos
  26. 26. 26 Theatre "Jacob's Story" is a play about a boy named Jacob who has FASD. The play highlights the struggles Jacob has throughout his life at home, at school, and with the judicial system. This play represents an innovative Knowledge Translation (KT) tool, uccessStories1_JacobsStory_Dec182014_KTCoreContactInfo.pdf
  27. 27. 27 In closing – Reflections on KE What the heck is knowledge exchange? - collaborative, relational, purposeful - getting right information to the right people in the right format at the right time Respect the clash of cultures…make time for effective dissemination…expand the strategic process “Go slow in order to go far and fast” Knowledge is Power Sharing is Power It is a social process. It is best done in partnership. Impact takes place at end user level.
  28. 28. 28 David Phipps @researchimpact Michael Johnny @KMbYork