“Knowledge Mobilization: from SSHRC Buzzword to Actual Meaningful Thing”: Online Workshop for Graduate Students

The Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement (CIRCLE) announced a SAGE online workshop on Friday Nov. 13th 2020, from 12:00-1:30 PM (PST) with Dr. Shiri Pasternak titled: “Knowledge Mobilization: from SSHRC Buzzword to Actual Meaningful Thing”.

Have you come across the term ‘knowledge mobilization’ when tediously filling out grant applications? Have you wondered why this language of war is used to describe the thing you are quietly doing in libraries and in your room? And what you can do, beyond peer-review publishing, to impact the world with your research? Using Yellowhead Institute resources, tools, and “collaterals” as examples (plus some other great forms of public intervention), this workshop is a crash course on making knowledge matter beyond normal academic outputs.

Shiri Pasternak is a professor of criminology at Ryerson University in Toronto. She is also the Research Director at the Yellowhead Institute, a First Nations’-focused and -led think tank based at Ryerson. She is the author of the award-winning book Grounded Authority: the Algonqins of Barriere Lake Against the State, and a bunch of other articles and essays all obsessively focused on abolishing the settler state.

Registration is limited and open to UVic graduate students, faculty, and staff as well as Indigenous graduate students throughout Canada. Register in advance for this meeting: https://uvic.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrd-mqpzsjG9UX1QoHThmKFgTPfLGMS5Lb

 

Kitchen-table Chat on Indigenous Space at the Dept. of Family Medicine

On Thursday November 12th, the Department of Family Medicine invites Indigenous students, faculty and community members from McGill and beyond the University to attend a kitchen table conversation to share thoughts about what such a space can be, look like and offer to students, faculty and the University community.
The Department of Family Medicine intends to create an Indigenous space at their location, 5858 Cote des Neiges. The Dept. has acquired additional space in the building and part of the planning is to dedicate a space – 1 or 2 rooms, that could become a center for Indigenous health research for not only Family Medicine, but for the whole McGill community.
In Family Medicine, Richard Budgell and Alex McComber have been asked to facilitate discussions around what this Indigenous space could be, the look, the activities, etc. There is no pre-registration and the McGill Indigenous community is invited to attend, even for only a part of the gathering.
Please contact alex.mccomber@mcgill.ca to confirm your interest to participate
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