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Knowledge mobilization in the Humanities

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Workshop on Knowledge Mobilization in the Humanities

Humanities research enriches communities. It’s a powerful resource that drives social and cultural growth and ensures a community's well-being. On the local, national and international level, McMaster’s Humanities researchers are fully engaged with community organizations, businesses and the public addressing the challenges we all face living and working in a global environment. Humanities researchers are connected to their communities – providing inspired solutions and mentoring the next generation of creative leaders. On May 6, 2013, this full-day workshop attracted more than 120 participants who explored and discussed the many reciprocal relationships that have been forged for the creation and use of research knowledge. A detailed agenda and a list of the conference panelists and moderators with short biographies can be found in the menu to the left.



Welcoming remarks from Mo Elbestawi, Vice-President, Research & International Affairs, McMaster President Patrick Deane and SSHRC's Executive Vice-President, Ted Hewitt

PANEL 1: Research Connections

Moderator: John Connolly, Department of Linguistics and Language, Senator William McMaster Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience of Language
Panelists: Brady Wood, Chief Communications Officer at Niagara Health System; Catherine Graham, Theatre and Film Studies, with community partner Maureen Martineau, One Drop Foundation; Mike Schutz, School of the Arts, discussing his partnership with Elder Research Inc.; and Matthew Woolhouse, School of the Arts, discussing his partnership with Nokia. 


PANEL 2: Research Connections II -- continuation of Panel 1, with emphasis placed on more traditional examples of knowledge mobilization.
Moderator: Alison McQueen, Art History
Panelists: Elzbieta Grodek, Department of French with community partner, Ms Christine Rees, Hamilton-Wentworth Board of Education; Faiza Hirji, Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia, with PhD candidate Danielle Wong; Viv Nelles, Department of History, with Jennie Rubio, Oxford Publishing Canada


KEYNOTE ADDRESS by Dr. Ted Hewitt,  Executive Vice-President, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)