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WEBINAR: Planning Your Social Media Strategy for Knowledge Translation

Alberta SPOR KT Platform

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (MDT)

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Knowledge mobilization is all about making connections between research/researchers and organizations seeking to use research and expertise to inform their work. Social media are tools that help to make connections. Starting with an overview of social media tools this session will provide examples of how these tools are being used in practice to help connect research to impact. 


Presenter: David J. Phipps, Ph.D., MBA

Executive Director, Research & Innovation Services

Dr. Phipps received his Ph.D. in Immunology from Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario) and undertook post-doctoral studies in HIV research at the University Health Network (Toronto).  After leaving the lab he built a career managing academic research holding successively senior positions at the University of Toronto Innovations Foundation (Manager of Biotechnology and Life Sciences), Canadian Arthritis Network (Director of Business Development) and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Director of Partnerships).  In 2001 Dr. Phipps completed his MBA from the Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto).  Dr. Phipps is the Executive Director of Research & Innovation Services at York University where he manages all research grants and contracts including knowledge and technology transfer. In this capacity he leads York’s award winning Knowledge Mobilization Unit that provides services to researchers, community organizations and government agencies who wish to use maximize the economic, social and environmental impacts of university research.  In 2011 and 2012 Dr. Phipps was named the most influential knowledge mobilizer in Canada and in 2012 York’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit was awarded a best practice award from the European-based Knowledge Economy Network. In 2012 he was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his work in knowledge mobilization.  In 2013 he was one of three national finalists for the Impact Award – Connections category from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He was also awarded the 2015 Research Management Excellence Award (Canadian Association of Research Administrators) and 2015 President’s Award for Innovation in Knowledge Mobilization (Institute for Knowledge Mobilization). He is the Knowledge Translation Lead for NeuroDevNet Network of Centres of Excellence and he leads ResearchImpact-RéseauImpactRecherche, Canada’s knowledge mobilization network including 11 universities from across Canada.

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Wednesday, 21 October 2015 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (MDT)

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