Detailed Program for the 2014 Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum

Detailed Program 2014 Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum

Detailed programThe detailed program of the 2014 Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum is available for download.

Based on recommendations provided by participants at the 2013 Forum, we have printed a one page fold out of the program that is provided to all participants.  The detailed version is available electronically with reference copies to be provided on tables in the plenary meeting room (Cedar Room).

 

 

K* Scholarship Winners

It is our great pleasure to announce that the first two recipients of the prestigious K* Scholarships are:

Shasta Carr-Harris, University of Toronto
Ashleigh Townley, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Wordle_KMb Terms_NEW (2)“K* (K star) is the collective term for the set of functions and processes at the various interfaces between knowledge, practice, and policy. K* improves the ways in which knowledge is shared and applied; improving processes already in place to bring about more effective and sustainable change.”

There is a wide variety of terms used to depict and describe knowledge sharing activities. Terms such as knowledge brokering, knowledge translation, knowledge exchange and knowledge mobilization are all used extensively, but the different terminology has hidden the fact that the actual functions they describe are all systemically related to each other.

K* was coined as an overarching concept and as a useful shorthand to describe the various aforementioned terms along with others used within and amongst the knowledge-focused community. K* also represents a framework to think about K* functions and processes, allowing one to see how the diverse range of K* functions, processes, practitioners fits within the landscape of knowledge to optimize knowledge sharing.

To access the K* Concept paper and case studies and/or the Executive Summary go to http://inweh.unu.edu/kstar.

Through the generosity of the partners, K* travel scholarships will be provided annually, on an ongoing basis, to allow young researchers and professionals to attend the Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum.

 

Opening Speaker – Honorable Rob Norris, Minister of Advanced Education

Honourable Rob Norris
MLA for Saskatoon GreystoneRob Norris was born in Edmonton, Alberta, raised in Red Deer, and completed post-secondary education in both Alberta and Saskatchewan. He moved to Saskatchewan in 1994.

As a teen, Rob played competitive hockey, worked in the lumber industry and completed army reserve training in Saskatchewan. During college, he worked for a community newspaper and as a teaching assistant within the Native Studies program at the University of Lethbridge. Later, he worked in the civil engineering sector. During graduate school, Rob was a teaching assistant at the University of Saskatchewan and taught courses focusing on Canadian government for SIAST and the U of S Extension Division.

From 1997 to 1999, he served as a Legislative Assistant within the Canadian House of Commons; his primary duties related to foreign policy. In February 1999, Rob started with University of Saskatchewan International. Between 2004 and 2007, Rob served as the Coordinator of Global Relations at the U of S and was responsible for helping to shape and sustain strategic partnerships with various public and private stakeholders around the world.

Rob has an M.A. (Alberta, with courses completed in Saskatchewan) and a B.A. with distinction (Lethbridge) in political science, with graduate research relating to Canadian foreign policy. As a student at the U of S, he participated in Saskatchewan consultations regarding the Calgary Declaration. Rob has published several pieces in the popular press and select academic journals.

Rob was first elected to the legislature for the constituency of Saskatoon Greystone in the 2007 provincial election and was re-elected in the 2011 election. Rob has served as the Minister responsible for Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration , the Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Power Corporation, and the Minister Responsible for Innovation, among other responsibilities. He has also served as the Legislative Secretary for First Nations and Metis Engagement and the Legislative Secretary for International Trade and Education.

Currently, Rob is the Minister of Advanced Education. Rob is also the Vice-chair of the Public Sector Bargaining Committee and participates on the Cabinet Committee on Children and Youth. He was recently the vice-chair of the Aboriginal Youth TaskForce, chaired by MLA Jennifer Campeau.

Rob is married to Dr. Martha Smith-Norris, a history professor at the University of Saskatchewan. Their daughter, Jacqueline, is in high school.

KMb Posters in Saskatoon

The accepted posters for the 2014 Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum, June 9 & 10, 2014 in Saskatoon, SK, are the following:

Knowledge Translation Through Tailored Summary Packages: Sharing CAREX Canada’s Carcinogen Surveillance Resources – Joanne M. Telfer & Alison L. Palmer

Les plans de transfert de connaissance (TC) font-ils une différence dans la pratique du TC?  – Salomon Tchameni Ngamo & Karine Souffez

Knowledge Brokering Supports Research Collaborations – Michael R. Johnny & David J. Phipps

Growing a Knowledge Mobilization Unit – Krista Jensen

Academic posters are like a store display, visual appeal gets people in the door and the content gets them to stay – Sara S. Fisher

Becoming Knowledge Mobilizers: Our Paths to Learning – Geri Briggs, Alex Maisonneuve & Anthony Maki

KIM Talks: Knowledge in Motion Sessions

I am really looking forward to a new format at the 2014 Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum.  The KIM (Knowledge in Motion) Talks.

They are scheduled for 13:30 to 14:10 on Monday June 9th.

As you know, it is always harder to say more in less time.  The format follows a Pecha Kucha style – 20 slides for 20 seconds a slide – approximately 7 minutes. http://www.pechakucha.org/

Here are the titles and colleagues presenting:

KIM 1: Wisdom 3 Action - Lisa Lachance & Emily Zinck

KIM 2: Role of Physical Activity in Alzheimer’s Disease: Aligning Evidence and Care – Kirk Nylen & Carla Arasanz

KIM 3: Mobilizing Population Knowledge to Motivate Individual Behaviour Change – Jody Wolfe & Cameron T. Wild

KIM 4: Art and Social innovation: Art as an Unexpected Knowledge Mobilization Tool to Engage Millennials – Cheryl Hsu, Samantha Jackson & Wendy Cukier

KIM 5: Mapping the Impact of Research in 6 minutes & 40 seconds – David Phipps

Really looking forward to this session!!

Action Speaker Announced: Dr. Michelle Gagnon, Norlien Foundation

Michelle GagnonMichelle 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 variety of health care areas. She also spent a number of years working at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), including as Director of Knowledge Translation. More recently she worked with Alberta Health Services where she was the Director, Provincial Research Strategy and Priorities. Dr. Gagnon holds an interdisciplinary doctorate (PhD) in population health (focus on public policy) from the University of Ottawa, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and undergraduate degrees in liberal arts and nursing.

Community or Student Funding Opportunity

WSPS_logo2The 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 the 2014 Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum;

3) contribute content via a presentation or poster – there are multiple formats for presenting noted in the Call for Content;

4) attach an additional 1 page plain language summary of how their attendance at the 2014 Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum will advance knowledge mobilization of issues related to workplace safety and workplace injury prevention (which may be used as a blog post on the website of the Institute for Knowledge Mobilization;

If you are eligible and agree to the terms above, please contribute your content by responding to the Call for Content before the extended deadline of April 30, 2014.

If you have any questions. please do not hesitate to contact peter@knowledgemobilization.net with the subject line WSPS Funding at #ckf14.

Community Funding Opportunity

cycc logoThe 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 youth in challenging contexts;

2) register for and attend the 2014 Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum;

3) contribute content via a presentation or poster – there are multiple formats for presenting noted in the Call for Content;

4) attach an additional 1 page plain language summary of how their attendance at the 2014 Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum will advance knowledge mobilization of issues related to children and youth in challenging contexts (which may be used as a blog post on the website of the Institute for Knowledge Mobilization;

5) be willing to have your photo taken and/or have a video interview to be shared with the CYCC Network as part of advancing their mandate – to improve mental health and well-being for vulnerable and at-risk children and youth in Canada.

6) all communications and materials produced will acknowledge the CYCC Network in the following manner: “Supported by the Network of Centre of Excellence (NCE) for Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts (CYCC) at Dalhousie University”.

If you are eligible and agree to the terms above, please contribute your content by responding to the Call for Content before the extended deadline of April 30, 2014.

If you have any questions. please do not hesitate to contactpeter@knowledgemobilization.net with the subject line CYCC Funding at #ckf14.