Events & training

Attending knowledge mobilization and community partnership events like this Knowledge Brokering Webinar are great ways to connect with colleagues.

Attendees at the May 17th webinar on Knowledge Brokering enjoyed the opportunity to learn about best practices across Canada.

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Community-Based Research Canada-Webinar and live discussion series - multiple dates

This Fall 2020, CBR Canada welcomes you to participate in a three-part webinar and live discussion series exploring the topic of Community-Based Research with Racialized Communities. This series is an opportunity to reflect as a network of community-based researchers on 1) BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) community-led research, 2) researcher identity and privilege (insider/outsider perspectives) and 3) decolonizing research ecosystems. 

This series begins with a recognition that privilege exists at an intersectionality of factors such as gender, sexual orientation, income, and the social construction of race. Recognizing privilege is not enough, the next step is to listen and learn from the leadership of BIPOC communities. Speakers will showcase their experiences as community-based researchers working with racialized communities across Canada in a series of three webinars. A week following each webinar, CBR Canada invites the network to come together in a live discussion to dive deeper and explore how to integrate learnings into your own research projects or work.  

Webinar - September 24th at 9 a.m. PT  Register

Opportunities and barriers for genuine participation of racialized communities in CBR: A social determinants of health case study with Sub-Saharan African Women Living with HIV (SSAWLH) in BC 

Live Discussion - October 1st at 9 a.m. PT Register

BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) Community-Led Research 

Webinar: October 22nd at 9 a.m. PT

Live Discussion: Researcher identity and privilege (insider/outsider perspectives) - October 29th at 9 a.m. PT

Presenters: Ciann Wilson and Ann-Marie Beal

Registration will be available soon via the CBR Canada website.

Webinar: Decolonizing and racing research: Critical perspectives on research with racialized communities - November 20th at 9 a.m. PT
Live Discussion: Decolonizing research systems - November 27th at 9 a.m. PT

Presenter: Rhonda Hackett 

Registration will be available soon via the CBR Canada website.


KT Connects: Co-creating dissemination materials with patients - September 25

Interested in co-production and dissemination?

Join the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research's (MSFHR) next KT Connects webinar with Dr. Iva Cheung as she shares her insights and experience on Co-creating dissemination materials with patients.

What will be discussed? 

Effectively disseminating research evidence to patients and family care partners requires knowing (a) what they need to know and (b) how they would prefer to receive that information.

By co-creating dissemination materials with patients, you can learn directly from these audiences which formats and language choices would best get your message across. Conveying research evidence to non-patient stakeholders—including health care providers, policy makers, and other academic researchers—can also benefit from co-creation with patients, who can help identify and eliminate commonly used but potentially harmful language that may have discouraged some patients from seeking care or engaging in health research.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify benefits of co-creating dissemination materials with patients
  • Describe approaches to co-creation
  • Describe facilitators and challenges of co-creation resources and tools to develop and execute a knowledge translation plan for research or practice

Join us on Friday, September 25th at 12 PM. PST for this 45-minute webinar.

Research Impact Canada webinar series - September 29

Join us for an exciting RIC webinar on September 29th | 10-11 a.m. PT.

This month, Dr. Mandy Rowsell (Memorial University of Newfoundland) will discuss Community of Practice- Everything you need to know!

What will be discussed?

Mandy will review the basic features of an online Community of Practice, highlighting their benefits, challenges, and best practices for anyone who is interested in starting their own CoP

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum 2020 - November 24-26

Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum 2020

November 24-26, 2020 - save the date!

The Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum (CKF) is a professional development, learning, and networking event for those working in knowledge mobilization/translation/exchange. Drawing from expertise across different sectors, we are excited to bring together a community of best practices and share our learnings. 

Welcoming New Talent, Skills, and Perspectives

The 2020 theme welcomes new talent, and recognizes the growing diversity of knowledge mobilization scholars, students, and practitioners. We are seeking presentations, posters, workshops, and other virtually offered activities that facilitate active participation, networking, reflection and learning.

This year’s forum is organized by Research Impact Canada (RIC), a network of 20+ Canadian research institutions and one international institution. Founded in 2006 by York University and the University of Victoria, RIC builds institutional capacity for research and knowledge partnerships that benefit society.

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2020 Virtual Knowledge Translation Conference - October 26, 28, and 30

KTDRR’s 2020 Virtual Knowledge Translation Conference

“Social Media Strategies for Knowledge Translation”

Registration is now open! The Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research’s (KTDRR’s) free 2020 Virtual Knowledge Translation Conference (#KTDRR20) will take place across three afternoons during one week: 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time each day on October 26, 28, and 30, 2020.

The conference is designed for grantees of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) and other stakeholders. Global experts will present on high-impact topics, including:

  • Using social media to design outcomes
  • Strategies for using social media for subject recruitment and stakeholder engagement
  • Examples of projects that use social media for knowledge translation (KT)

The conference also will provide opportunities to network with other KT experts and researchers.

Register now!

Café Scientifique - held monthly

UVic's Café Scientifique program works to bridge the research-to-public gap. Hosted by a number of units across campus, these monthly evening cafés provide insight into topics of popular interest that appeal to the science lover in everyone.

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More events

More UVic events are listed in the UVic events calendar.

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CBRC Webinar: Research impact for the benefit of communities – Enhancing University of British Columbia’s (UBC) knowledge exchange capacity

Thursday, February 27
9 - 10 a.m.

In this webinar presented by Community-Based Research Canada (CBRC), Karine Souffez, UBC Associate Director, Knowledge Exchange, talked about developing an institutional capacity for Knowledge Exchange (Kx) in an academic setting. She reflected on the factors that led UBC to engage in such a path, and how this change can benefit communities.

Would you like to get invitations to webinars like this? Email  to stay in the know.

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Webinar session: Social media strategies for research

Thursday, January 19
10 - 11 a.m.

This live webinar viewing with Research Impact Canada (RIC) was led by Krista Jensen, Knowledge Mobilization Officer at York University. Krista shared how to help researchers use social media to mobilize their research and build partnerships. Topics include how to create a social media strategy, effective ways of using social media and how to measure and evaluate social media activities.

This webinar is part of a series to engage knowledge brokers, researchers and support staff across the Research Impact Canada network. Founded in 2006 by York University and the University of Victoria, RIC builds institutional capacity for research and knowledge partnerships that benefit society.

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Pathways for Research to Impact

Monday, November 25

8:45 - 10:30 a.m.

Ready to up your research-to-action game? KT Pathways is a digital assessment and learning tool for students and faculty who want to increase impact of their research on practice and policy. Created by the Michael Smith Foundation in partnership with UVic, and other academic and health system partners from around BC, the tool is online and free to use. Come learn about the tool, try it out (bring your laptop) and find out how you can use it to increase your skills in knowledge mobilization. 

This free workshop was presented by Genevieve Creighton, Manager of Knowledge Translation at the Michael Smith Foundation.

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2019 Online Knowledge Translation (KT) Conference: Innovative KT Strategies That Work

October 28, 30 & November 1 (Mon, Wed, & Fri)

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. PT each day

Knowledge translation (KT), also known as knowledge mobilization (KM), is the broad range of activities meant to improve the use of research evidence in practice, policy and further research.

The 2019 Online KT Conference, organized by the Centre on Knowledge Translation for Disability & Rehabilitation Research, is designed for researchers and others to learn about research-based KT tools and strategies that increase the use of evidence-based research findings.

Presentations will address a range of effective and innovative approaches to co-creating, translating, disseminating, and utilizing knowledge, as well as describe methods designed to measure the impact of KT outcomes. Participants will be able to view and ask questions through the event’s virtual conference platform.

This is a free online conference open to all UVic faculty, staff, students and other researchers.

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Digital knowledge sharing: Using video in research series

Our three-part knowledge mobilization series explored the use of video in research.

The value of video in research: February 6, 10-11:30 am, MAC D116 
A discussion engaging faculty and students on using video in research and the importance of profiling research centers.

Create an engaging research video: March 6, 10-11:30 am, MAC D116
A panel discussion from graduate students using video in their research & tips about video creation.

Research impact through video: April 10, 10-11:30 am, MAC D116
Video professionals highlight how to share with the public, media and policy makers.

The free workshops were open to all UVic faculty, staff, and students.

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CIRCLE speaker series

Held monthly

You’re invited to our 2018-19 Indigenous Speaker Series at the First Peoples’ House at the University of Victoria on Coast and Straits Salish traditional territory.

Everyone is welcome to attend the 9th annual series which focuses on research towards improving the health and wellbeing of Indigenous peoples.

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Knowledge Brokering Webinar

May 17, 2018

Research support staff from across the University of Victoria joined RPKM for this webinar, followed by a brief discussion on knowledge brokering at UVic.

Research Impact Canada (RIC) hosted the webinar. Founded in 2006 by York University and UVic, RIC builds institutional capacity for research and knowledge partnerships that benefit society.

Knowledge brokers facilitate partnerships between researchers and the broader community. During the event, knowledge brokers from Memorial University, University of Guelph, McMaster University and Western University shared brief presentations and answered questions from the audience. The presentations focused on different knowledge mobilization practices used across rural and urban Canada. Attendees appreciated the perspective this gave them on their own knowledge brokering practices.

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Knowledge Mobilization Workshop Series

February 6, 2018

Join us for one or both free workshops led by knowledge mobilization expert Michael Johnny, Manager of Knowledge Mobilization for York University. Workshops are hosted by the UVic Research Partnerships and Knowledge Mobilization unit (RPKM).

Clear language writing and design | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | more info

Knowledge mobilization strategy building | 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. | more info

Open to UVic graduate students, faculty members, research staff and post-doctoral fellows.

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