KT Encounters is a blog and video series designed to deepen our understanding of knowledge translation (KT), the broad range of activities meant to improve the use of research evidence in practice, policy and further research.
We've invited KT experts, including researchers, practitioners and patient representatives, to share their KT experiences and expertise to help others who do KT, do it better.
KT Encounters videos
- Research users: Dr. Bev Holmes (MSFHR) and Dr. Chris McBride (Spinal Cord Injury BC) discuss how researchers and research users can work together more effectively.
- Terminology: A panel of expert researchers and research users discuss KT terminology and how to talk about KT in a way that builds bridges between all participants.
- KT 2.0: A panel of KT experts discuss the future of KT and what might be possible in the field.
KT Encounters blogs
- Encouraging others to find their "Roots To Thrive"
Dr. Shannon Dames, Vancouver Island University School of Nursing professor and researcher, and Roots to Thrive founder.
- Barbara’s Spoons: What partnering with patients has taught me about patient-oriented research
Dr. Davina Banner, associate professor in the School of Nursing and adjunct professor in the Northern Medical Program at UNBC, and visiting scientist at Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
- A meeting of two experts: How shared decision-making can support patient centred care
Dr. Sarah Munro, post-doctoral fellow in the Preference Laboratory, Dartmouth College and Contraception Access Team, University of British Columbia, and scientist in the Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences
- Plain-language summaries: a vital ingredient in effective knowledge translation
Iva Cheung, certified Professional Editor and PhD candidate in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University
- Embedded scholarship - Views from the inside out
Dr. Sana Shahram, post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Addictions Research of BC and emedded health equity scholar in Interior Health’s Population and Public Health department
- What counts as evidence? Our choice could have a profound effect on policy-making
Dr. Paul Cairney, professor of politics and public policy at the University of Stirling, UK, and keynote speaker at the Fuse 2018
- Supporting patients as partners in health research
Colleen McGavin, patient engagement lead for the BC SUPPORT Unit and active patient partner
- Choose to Move: Speeding up the knowledge-to-action cycle
Christa Hoy, evaluation manager in the Active Aging Research Team at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility
- Researching and living with bipolar disorder: Crafting reciprocal relationships
Natasha Kolida, a graduate student at University of British Columbia who both researches and lives with bipolar disorder
- Who or what is ‘the community’ in community-based research?
Dr. Olivier Ferlatte, a post-doctoral research fellow at the Men’s Health Research program at the UBC School of Nursing
- The mighty morphing issues of power in participatory research
Carla Hilario, PhD candidate in the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia
- Reflections on equity issues in iKT
Dr. Cindy Holmes, adjunct professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University and 2013 Research Trainee
- Six actions to mobilize knowledge in complex systems
Bev Holmes, MSFHR's acting president & CEO and Allan Best, managing director, InSource Research Group
- Commitment issues (part 2): How to foster long-term collaborations with community organizations – a researcher’s perspective
Dr. Heather Gainforth, assistant professor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at the University of British Columbia
- Commitment issues (part 1): How to get my organization to say yes to an integrated KT project
Dr. Chris McBride, executive director of Spinal Cord Injury BC