Research Impact Canada (RIC), Canada’s leading knowledge mobilization network, welcomes three new member institutions in 2018: the University of Winnipeg, University of Alberta and Dalhousie University. This brings the total to 17 member institutions from coast-to-coast – and an additional partner in the University of Brighton, in the United Kingdom. In all, the network is now composed of more than 50 professionals dedicated to turning research into action.
The network was officially established in 2006 as a recognized Canadian knowledge mobilization network. It seeks to build Canada’s capacity to be a leader in knowledge mobilization by developing and sharing best practices, services and tools, and by demonstrating to relevant stakeholders and the public the positive impacts of mobilizing knowledge.
RIC seeks to maximize the impact of university research for the social, cultural, economic, environmental, and health benefits of local and global communities. It thrives on university research enterprises that encompass scholarship and creative activity by faculty, students and staff across all disciplines, valuing community, industry and government partners as active participants in conducting research. It also strives to promote the idea that knowledge mobilization services reflect the capacity and opportunities of institutional members.
“RIC continues to build capacity for knowledge mobilization in both Canada and the United States. RIC strives to sustain its legacy by providing access to the best minds in the country supporting knowledge mobilization,” says Executive Director of Research & Innovation Services for York University and Network Director David Phipps.
RIC’s Canadian members:
- Carleton University;
- Dalhousie University;
- Kwantlen Polytechnic University;
- McMaster University;
- Memorial University;
- Université de Montréal;
- Université du Québec à Montréal;
- University of Alberta;
- University of Brighton;
- University of British Columbia;
- University of Guelph;
- University of New Brunswick;
- University of Saskatchewan;
- University of Victoria;
- University of Winnipeg;
- Western University; and
- York University.
RIC has also officially launched its new, revamped website with new tools and resources to support knowledge mobilization efforts.