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Translating research within and outside the academy

January 10, 2017

What is knowledge translation and why is it so important to effectively communicate your research? 

Dr. Joy Johnson, SFU’s Vice-President, Research and International, and former Scientific Director for the Institute of Gender and Health at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research is passionate about translating research within and outside of the academy. In her face-to-face interactions and on her active Twitter account, Dr. Johnson espouses the benefits of being able to help people understand your research and being an active participant in those exchanges.  In this talk, Dr. Johnson will share her passion for knowledge mobilization and translation, and the importance of facilitating opportunities to transfer the results of research to society. 

Postdoctoral fellows and graduate students will be inspired to think about knowledge translation differently through this informal brown-bag lunch seminar. Being a great science and research communicator comes in handy, improving your success in various ways such as grant applications, enlarging your network and even your career prospects. 

Feel free to bring your lunch! 

  • January 30, 12:00–1:30 pm
  • Burnaby, Library 7010 (Research Commons) 
  • Register in MyInvolvement. 

Dr. Johnson has obtained millions of dollars in research funding from national funding organizations and has published more than 170 papers in peer-reviewed journals. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards including the UBC Killam Research Prize. In 2010, she was recognized as one of British Columbia’s 100 Women of Influence. She received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

This session is offered in partnership with the SFU Postdoctoral Fellows Association and APEX Professional Development within the Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Fellows. 

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