The “17 year gap”: its origin, evolution and relevancy
April 22, 2022
Alison Hoens - Knowledge Broker, Clinical Professor, and Research Associate at UBC, Arthritis Research Canada, CHEOS
Gayle Scarrow - Director of Knowledge Translation at Michael Smith Health Research BC
This session will explore some key concepts of the literature related to the frequently cited “17-year gap between research discovery and implementation”. Gayle Scarrow and Alison Hoens will highlight their learnings from the methods and messages derived from a selection of the literature and invite participants’ perspectives on the interpretation and implications of this literature.
- to have an understanding of how “the 17-year gap” was calculated
- to have an understanding of literature since the publication of the “17-year gap”
- to appreciate nuances in the literature which influence interpretation of, and implications of, literature related to “the gap”.
- Presentation Slides (PDF)
- Testing the Waters Before Diving In-- Determining the Type of Knowledge Gap and the Readiness of Knowledge to Fill It
- Clinical trials are the gold standard for informing clinical practice. How can decision sciences improve their real-world impacts?
- Clinician-Scientists in Canada: Barriers to Career Entry and Progress
Marika Sandrelli - Knowledge Exchange Leader, Mental Health & Substance Use Services at Fraser Health
June 03, 2022
Knowledge democracy in action: Opening space for diverse ways of knowing
Knowledge democracy is about intentionally linking values of justice, fairness, and action to the process of creating, sharing, and using knowledge to honour the interrelationship of phenomena. Knowledge democracy in action:
- acknowledges the importance of the existence of multiple epistemologies, or ways of knowing beyond more colonial and privileged knowledge systems
- affirms that knowledge is both created and represented in multiple forms, including text, image, numbers, story, music, drama, activity, poetry, ceremony, and meditation
- acts to decolonize knowledge and deepen democracy towards a just and healthier world
- ensures open access for the sharing of knowledge, so that everyone who needs knowledge will have access to it.
This webinar will invite participants to examine their role in democratizing and decolonizing knowledge towards justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion — and ultimately better wellness outcomes for all citizens.
- Define knowledge democracy and decolonization and recall specific examples to describe its use and application.
- Summarize key moments in history that have influenced knowledge systems and discuss current factors influencing knowledge democratization.
- Examine how knowledge democracy and decolonization leads to better health outcomes for all citizens.
- Explore ways in which knowledge exchange can participate in knowledge democracy in action with the introduction of specific tools and methods.
Friday, June 3 at Noon to 12:45 p.m. (PT)
NEW for 2022: KT Connects invites trainees to stick around after each webinar for a chance to explore their goals in KT with our esteemed guest speaker. This post-webinar session is exclusively for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who want to increase their understanding of how to incorporate KT into their research or who may be considering a career in KT. It is also an opportunity to connect with other trainees interested in KT.
Friday, June 3 at 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. (PT)