TI Methods Speaker Series
The TI Methods Speaker Series are offered free of charge and everyone is welcome. The event is held at noon on the last Wednesday of each month and used to take place in Rudy North Lecture Theatre (CBH 101) in the Centre for Brain Health, UBC Point Grey Campus. During the COVID-19 pandemic, while physical distancing measures are in effect, the TI Methods Speaker Series are offered via videoconference. The presentations are recorded and the video recordings are posted online.
WHEN: Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM PDT [click here to convert to your local time]
This event has already taken place. A video recording of the event will be posted here soon.
TITLE: Disseminating Academic Outputs
SPEAKERS: Michael Johnny, Manager, York University’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit. Krista Jensen, Knowledge Mobilization Officer, York University.
About the topic: The objective of this talk is to create awareness around these dissemination approaches York University employs to support knowledge mobilization. Knowledge Translation (KT) or Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) has seen significant growth in the past decade. Research granting councils are asking for detailed KT/KMb planning and disseminating research outputs is an important component to this growth. Two knowledge mobilization professionals from York University will lead a talk sharing their experiences in supporting researchers and their partners in developing and implementing tailored plans. We will share four solutions we have employed, all of which operating within a broader strategy or framework to help maximize the impact of research. We will share information on:
- Research Snapshots – lay summaries of traditional academic research outputs
- Layering – an approach to communications which sees diverse outputs created within a strategic framework
- Social Media – effectively used, this is an effective tool to disseminate and actively engage non-academic stakeholders.
- Facilitated Uptake – events or workshops can help move dissemination to important places of uptake, and in time, implementation.
About the speakers:
- Michael Johnny is the Manager for York University’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit. He has worked in this capacity since the unit opened in 2006. Within this role, his primary focus is supporting research partnerships and knowledge mobilization planning for research grant applications. His previous experience is in areas of adult education, Indigenous community development, and policy development within the human services sector.
- Krista Jensen is a Knowledge Mobilization Officer at York University. She has experience working in not-for-profit special libraries, as well as research services, focusing on information management, research dissemination and the use of technology and social media tools in research collaborations.
About the TI Methods Speaker Series: The TI Methods Speaker Series are offered free of charge and everyone is welcome. The event is held at noon on the last Wednesday of each month. During the COVID-19 pandemic, while physical distancing measures are in effect, the TI Methods Speaker Series are offered via videoconference. The presentations are recorded and the video recordings are posted online. Click here to view a list of all talks offered in 2020 as part of the TI Methods Speaker Series.