Fall-Winter 2022-23 Events

This year, we’re exploring tensions in KMb through a series of facilitated group discussions. Sessions will be interactive and engage participants in discussions around some of the key struggles, questions and tensions that we face as practitioners of KMb.

Grimpacts: Reflecting on the negative impacts of research

December 16, from 12-1pm

On Zoom. Register to receive the link to this virtual meeting

As knowledge mobilization practitioners, we’re committed to increasing, accelerating, and building capacity for research impact. Our definitions of impact emphasize the potential of research to benefit society and create positive social change. But what happens when our impact pathways spiral out of control?

Our next session of the Waterloo Wellington KMb Community will discuss grimpacts: an emerging concept in the world of KMb which brings attention to the negative impacts that research (and knowledge mobilization) can have. 

Do we have a positivity bias when thinking about impact? How can we better consider the (possible) unintended consequences of our work? And what can we do to prevent – or minimize – negative impact?

Join us on December 16 to dig a bit more into this new concept and understand what it might mean for our practice. We look forward to a fun and informal conversation in a friendly environment!

Save the date:

  • Feb 10, 12-1pm – How Much Does Research Really Inform Evidence-Based Decision Making?
  • March 24, 12-1pm – Actual vs token co-creation 
  • Spring  2023 – Spring social – Date TBD

Past Events

June 2022 KMb Forum: Sharing Knowledge with Indigenous Communities

Learn more in blog post Valuing Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Learning and Reflecting on Knowledge Exchange Practices

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