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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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

Other UVic events are listed in the UVic events calendar.

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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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Clear language communication: mobilizing your research knowledge

Nov. 7, 2017, 9 - 10 a.m.

Please join us for a live webinar session with Research Impact Canada (RIC). Founded in 2006 by York University and UVic, RIC is a network of 12 universities committed to maximizing the impact of academic research for the social, economic, environmental and health benefits of Canadians.

Jointly led by Bojan Furst (Memorial University) and Michael Johnny (York University), this event is part of an emerging series, which will engage researchers, students and research support staff. There will be brief presentations followed by ample time for questions.

UVic Biomedical Technology Industry Partnership Day

Nov. 3, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Join us for industry talks, panel discussions, a showcase of Biomedical Research projects, and a speed-networking session that will create new connections and spark collaborative project ideas with funding options available between researchers and industry.

CIRCLE Learning Institute: Reconciling Indigenous research relationships

June 27-30, 2017

Innovative, educational and inspiring, the 2017 Learning Institute will offer students, researchers, trainees, community and organizational representatives the opportunity to work together to catalyze the reconciliation of Indigenous research relationships within BC.

The Learning Institute is hosted on the tradtional territories of the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

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Survive-Strive-Thrive 2017: Thriving Through Family

June 7, 2017, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

A one-day workshop hosted by The Cridge Centre for the Family (UVic community partner) and UVic CanAssist.

Speakers included:

  • Dr. Brian Christie: UVic neuroscientist studying the effects of exercise on the brain.
  • Simon Paradis & Kara Stanley: Married in life and finding rehabilitation through music and writing.
  • Barb Butler & Erin Sommerseld: Mother and daughter healing together after injury.
  • Sara Hansen & Robert Winkenhower: Father and daughter share the impact of brain injury on the extended family.
  • Chris Tutin & Linda Tutin: Mother and son traveling the road of recovery and rehabilitation together.

Free admission

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March 6-11, 2017

Join UVic thinkers, innovators and artists for a free, week-long festival of world-changing ideas.

This year’s festival features hundreds of speakers, presenting on topics ranging from angry populism and ocean sustainability to innovations in cybernetic technologies and Indigenous resurgence.

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RPKM and ESS Industry Networking Event

On February 7th, 2017, the UVic Engineering Students’ Society, with support from the Research Partnerships and Knowledge Mobilization unit, organized an event that brought together students, faculty and industry representatives. The event showcased the high-level students and faculty from the Faculty of Engineering at UVic and worked to create lasting bonds between them and attending industry members.

Provost's Diversity Research Forum

January 26 - 27, 2017

Since 2007, the UVic' Provost's Diversity Research Forum has been promoting critical conversations about diversity and social justice topics and community-engaged university scholarship. This year’s 10th Diversity Research Forum was an opportunity to take a retrospective look back at our critical conversations over the past decade and look ahead to next steps.

Watch video recordings of the 2017 Diversity Research Forum.

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CIRCLE Gathering

June 7 - 10, 2016

Implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Recommendations

The Centre for Aboriginal Health Research is pleased to host a four-day gathering that will provide a venue for intergenerational learning, knowledge transmission, and relationship building among researchers, health professionals, students, youth, Elders, and knowledge holders.

2016's focus was the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) Recommendations, with particular emphasis on the focus areas of education, cultural safety, and land and art-based learning.

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Narative Matters 2016

June 20 - 23, 2016

How Narrative Research Transforms Peoples and Communities

Narrative is an important component of all aspects of everyday life. This conference will offer participants an opportunity to learn about new narrative initiatives, innovations, and research; engage in dialogue about narrative practices; and learn about narrative studies in the Victoria region as well as more specifically across the University of Victoria and Royal Roads University campuses.

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CAMTEC Open House and Networking Event

May 25, 2016

CAMTEC is hosting an open house and networking event, titled ‘Collaborating with CAMTEC: An introduction to world class materials research at the University of Victoria'. This event will be co-hosted by RPKM.

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CUVIC 2016 Conference

April 27 - 29, 2016
Reconciliation, Innovation and Transformation through Engagement

CUVIC is a conference focused on building relationships between universities and local communities. CUVIC 2016 showcased how UVic and the broader community are responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action.

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March 7 - 12, 2016

Ideafest is UVic's annual festival of all that is creative and inventive in every corner of campus.  The program of events changes every year but stands as an open invitation for the public to explore ideas and new research with some of the brightest minds at the university.

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Provost's Diversity Research Forum

January 21 - 22, 2016

Using the national Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) report as a springboard, this year’s conference explored our diverse and intersecting connections with each other as settlers, immigrants and Indigenous peoples.

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