YorkU’s KMb Expo 2011- there’s still time to register!

Join us next week on Wednesday, June 15th, 2011, when York University’s KMb Unit will host their annual KM Expo at the Markham Convergence Centre.

The theme of the YorkU KMb Expo 2011 is “Putting the Social in Innovation for York Region”. The 4th annual York KMb Expo will explore the relationship between knowledge mobilization and social innovation in York Region. The day will feature plenary discussions, networking sessions and optional workshops. Registration is free but space is limited to 80 participants. Attendees can sign up for the whole day or just for one of the afternoon workshops. Register now at kmbexpo2011.eventbrite.com

Overview – For four years York University’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit has been creating relationships between York University and agencies in York Region and beyond.  The outcomes of these relationships are social innovations that create new solutions to persistent social challenges. Knowledge Mobilization Expo 2011 will focus on these social innovations that are the outcomes of the knowledge mobilization process. Knowledge Mobilization Expo 2011 will start to create a vision of how we can collaborate on a system of social innovation in York Region.

Date: Wednesday, June 15th

Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Location: Markham Convergence Centre
7271 Warden Avenue, Markham (map below)

Final Agenda

8:30-9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:15 Welcome and Orientation
9:15-10:45 Plenary Panel
Topic: Emerging Opportunities for York Region’s Community Sector

  • John Taylor, Regional Councilor of Newmarket, Co-Chair of HSPB and Chair of Newmarket Economic Development Committee

Stan Shapson, Vice-President Research & Innovation, York University, to host a discussion with panelists:

  • Bill Hogarth, Board Chair, Seneca College
  • Susan Taylor-Simpson, ProAct Ideas
  • Brenda Gainer, Schulich School of Business, York University
  • Nausheen Quayyam, Ontario Literacy Coalition Intern and York University Student
10:45- 11:00 Networking Break
11:00- 12:00 Discussion Panel
Topic: How Community-University Collaboration Produces Social Benefits: Knowledge Mobilization and Social Innovation. Two case studies of KMb service leading to social innovation outcomes

  • Strength Investments: Janice Chu, Director, Community Investment, United Way of York Region
  • Green Economy Transition Centre: Valerie Ryan, CEO, Nottawasaga Futures
12:00- 1:30 Lunch and Networking
Lunch Address:

  • Stan Shapson, Vice-President Research & Innovation, York University
  • Daniele Zanotti, CEO, United Way York Region
 1:30-1:45  Networking Break
  • Passport to Collaboration
2:00-4:00 Community Capacity Building Workshops
1- Research 101

  • Facilitator: Dr. Mina Singh, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health, York University
2- Knowledge Mobilization 101

  • Facilitator: Michael Johnny, Manger, Knowledge Mobilization, York University
3- Social Media 101

  • Facilitator: Brent MacKinnon, Social Business Consultant, Social Media Tools for Work & Learning

Register now! RSVP online or by sending an email to kejensen@yorku.ca.

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