The deadline for students to apply for funding to attend the 2014 Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum has been extended to April 30, 2014. Details are here: http://www.ckf14.org/funding/students/kstar

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#CKF14 Action Speaker Announced: Dr. Michelle Gagnon, Norlien Foundation

by Peter Levesque April 2, 2014

Michelle Gagnon is Vice President of the Norlien Foundation based in Calgary and Adjunct Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary. Through the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative (AFWI), the Norlien Foundation catalyzes evidence-informed system level change to benefit children and families. Dr. Gagnon began her career as a nurse and worked in a […]

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KMb Next Generation: Patrick Linton

by Peter Levesque April 2, 2014

This is a new series of posts introducing the knowledge mobilization community to a new generation of young graduates who have a professional interest in pursuing knowledge mobilization as a career.  It is my fortune, as “senior” member of the community, to meet with and talk to many bright people who think that our work […]

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Free Event: Do I get extra points if they don’t understand me? Linking clear communication and knowledge mobilization

by Peter Levesque April 2, 2014

A special invitation to researchers, analysts, writers, communicators…everyone who wants knowledge to be shared, used and have a real impact Plain Language Association InterNational invites you to a free Lunch’n Learn. Come explore the links between knowledge sharing (or mobilization) and clear communication. We’ll see how these two fields are really a match made in […]

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Free Event: From the ‘Bankruptcy of Science’ to the ‘Death of Evidence’: Science and its Value

by Peter Levesque April 1, 2014

From the ‘Bankruptcy of Science’ to the ‘Death of Evidence’: Science and its Value Stathis Psillos, Rotman Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Science, Department of Philosophy, Western University Thursday, April 10 2014, 5 PM Room 4101, 4th floor, Desmarais Building , University of Ottawa, 55 Laurier Ave. East, Ottawa, ON Free. Reception to follow. […]

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Community or Student Funding Opportunity to attend #CKF14 for issues of Workplace Safety and Workplace Injury Prevention

by Peter Levesque March 16, 2014

The CEO of Workplace Safety and Prevention Services has donated $500 to support the attendance of a student or an individual from a non-profit, community-based organization at the 2014 Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum. Eligible individuals must: 1) be affiliated with a non-profit, community-based organization whose primary focus is on workplace safety and workplace injury prevention; 2) register for and attend […]

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Community Funding Opportunity to attend #CKF14 for issues of Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts

by Peter Levesque March 16, 2014

The Institute for Knowledge Mobilization received funding from the Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts Network to support the attendance of community partners to attend the 2014 Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum. There are 6 awards available, valued at $500 each. Eligible individuals must: 1) be affiliated with a non-profit, community-based organization whose primary focus is on children and […]

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Date Extended for Call for Content #CKF14

by Peter Levesque March 11, 2014

Based on a number of requests, we are extending the Call for Content to midnight of April 30, 2014.  We will begin reviewing the proposals contributed as planned, however for those of you who need a little extra time – here you go! Peter Levesque

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Inspirational Keynote at #ckf14 – Donald Nicholls

by Peter Levesque March 10, 2014

Donald Nicholls, B.A., LL.B, B.C.L, LL.M Director, Department of Justice and Correctional Services, Cree Regional Authority Donald Nicholls holds a Bachelor of Arts (1993) from University of Western Ontario, a Bachelor of Laws from University of Toronto Law School (1996), a Bachelor of Civil Law from McGill University Law School (1998) and a Master of Laws […]

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Leadership Keynote Speaker #CKF14 – Robert Haché

by Peter Levesque March 10, 2014

Dr. Robert Haché is Vice-President Research and Innovation at York University, where he is responsible for promoting and overseeing the strategic development of research, and supports for research including Innovation York, the commercialization and industry liaison office for York University, as well as York’s internationally award-winning Knowledge Mobilization Unit, which has been increasingly recognized for […]

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Thank you – ResearchImpact

by Peter Levesque March 3, 2014

The Chair and Planning Committee of the 2014 Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum, and the Board of the Institute for Knowledge Mobilization wish to sincerely thank ResearchImpact for their GOLD SPONSORSHIP of the upcoming #CKF14 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on June 9 & 10. Without this support we would not be able to offer this unique opportunity for knowledge […]

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Thank you – Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts Network

by Peter Levesque March 3, 2014

The Chair and Planning Committee of the 2014 Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum, and the Board of the Institute for Knowledge Mobilization wish to sincerely thank Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts Network for their GOLD SPONSORSHIP of the upcoming #CKF14 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on June 9 & 10. Without this support we would not be able to […]

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Tim Dramin: May 1st Workshop in Ottawa with Zaid Hassan

by Peter Levesque March 2, 2014

Dear friends and colleagues, Perhaps like me, you are seeing a major trend underway: how society is struggling to come to grips with major challenges by using the emerging tools and approaches of social innovation. From my vantage point, I see us entering a new era of experimentalism. Nothing quite epitomizes that more than the interest in using […]

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