Knowledge Mobilization: Lessons learned from a decade of impact - Event Registration

What is Knowledge Mobilization? It is a suite of services, tools and processes that enhances the two-way connection and collaboration between research and partners to maximize the social, economic, health and environmental impacts of research

The Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute in collaboration with Graduate Pathways to Success and the Public Scholars Initiative present: Knowledge Mobilization: Lessons learned from a decade of impact.  Join us for a morning with Dr. David Phipps, an internationally recognized expert in Knowledge Mobilization, and Ms. Kaylee Byers, where we will discuss strategies and experiences in designing a knowledge moblization plan.

Date: Thursday, Sept 28, 2017

Time: 9:00 – 10:30am 

Location: DHCC 1020 LT


Featured Speaker: David Phipps, Ph.D., MBA

Dr. Phipps received his Ph.D. in Immunology from Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario) and undertook post-doctoral studies in HIV research at the University Health Network (Toronto).  After leaving the lab he built a career managing academic research holding successively senior positions at the University of Toronto Innovations Foundation (Manager of Biotechnology and Life Sciences), Canadian Arthritis Network (Director of Business Development) and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Director of Partnerships).  In 2001 Dr. Phipps completed his MBA from the Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto).  Dr. Phipps is the Executive Director of Research & Innovation Services at York University where he manages all research grants and contracts including knowledge and technology transfer.

In this capacity he leads York’s award winning Knowledge Mobilization Unit that provides services to researchers, community organizations and government agencies who wish to use maximize the economic, social and environmental impacts of university research.  Dr. Phipps has been named the most influential knowledge mobilizer in Canada. In 2012 York’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit was awarded a best practice award from the European-based Knowledge Economy Network. In 2012 he was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his work in knowledge mobilization.  In 2013 he was one of three national finalists for the Impact Award – Connections category from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He was also awarded the 2015 Research Management Excellence Award (Canadian Association of Research Administrators) and 2015 President’s Award for Innovation in Knowledge Mobilization (Institute for Knowledge Mobilization). In 2015 he was named the Gordon and Jean Southam Fellow from the Association of Commonwealth Universities. In 2017 Research Impact Canada received the Directors’ Award for Inter-Institutional Collaboration from the Canadian Association of Research Administrators.

He is the Knowledge Translation Lead for Kids Brain Health Network of Centres of Excellence and is the Network Director for Research Impact Canada, Canada’s knowledge mobilization network including 12 universities investing in strategies to maximize the impact of research.

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Guest speaker: Kaylee Byers

Kaylee Byers is a PhD Candidate with the Vancouver Rat Project. Her research on urban rats in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside has involved collaboration with local pest control professionals and the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users. Kaylee will discuss the successes and challenges of pursuing community-based research and discuss the importance of knowledge translation in maintaining productive collaborations.

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