Scholarship, Research, & Creative Activity

Knowledge Mobilization Practitioner - Student Research Team

Description

Knowledge Mobilization Practitioners are engaged in sharing their research with the wider community.

Position Requirements

The Student Research Team (SRT) will provide members with a generalized research skill set that is applicable to any discipline.  As a member gains an increased aptitude for research, there will be opportunities for apprentices to move into positions of practice and mentorship. The SRT is the largest multi-disciplinary student research group on campus and allows for enhanced social, scholarly, and research connections.

Knowledge Mobilization Practitioners must complete one or more of the following:

  • Prepare for and attend a knowledge mobilization event where they share their research in person
  • Prepare and deliver research materials for public sharing (not in-person)
  • Prepare and deliver research materials for discipline-specific sharing
  • Other methods/events with permission

Sign Up Directions

Knowledge Mobilization Practitioners must complete a minimum of 15 hours of participation. If the student reaches the stage of presentation/submission then the minimum time expectation is met.  Activities may be covered in-class or in-addition to class requirements.

In-person activities may include:

  • Conference presentation
  • Invited academic talk
  • Community talk
  • Radio/podcast/television interview

Not-in-person public/discipline-specific sharing may include:

  • Journal articles
  • Book chapters
  • Newspaper articles

In addition, there will be one social event per semester organized by the Coordinator to provide for greater cross-campus and interdisciplinary connections between team members.  A couple of faculty researchers will present ‘TED Talk’ style presentations.

Kendra Stiwich, VIU’s Student Research Engagement Coordinator is the Student Research Team Coordinator.   Kendra.Stiwich@viu.ca

Interested students need to contact Kendra for more information or to sign up.  Each student team member will be part of a database designed to track students’ progress and activities.