Youth Engagement Using the Arts- KM in the PM

The YorkU KMb Unit will be hosting a KM of the PM event on Wednesday, December 8. The topic of the afternoon will focus on youth engagement using the arts, with brief presentations by researchers and community leaders, followed by ample time for questions, discussion, and networking.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Sarah Flicker, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
  • Jane Wedlock, Executive Director, York Region Alliance to End Homelessness
  • Katherine Boydell, Senior Scientist, Hospital for Sick Children

Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Time: 1:30 to 4:00

Location: York University, Keele Campus, York Lanes Room 280N (#24 on the York Campus Map)

Space is limited. Kindly RSVP kejensen@yorku.ca to confirm your attendance.

Relevant projects are welcome to contact the KMb Unit for exhibitor space opportunities.  Space is limited

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KM in the PM, that’s something new!

December 3, York hosted it’s flagship KM in the AM event. Two things of note actually; we hosted (which we rarely do, we like to have these events in the surrounding community) and, it was a PM event. The chance to highlight our new space within the York Research Tower as well as being able to sufficiently host the group of 51 confirmed attendees supported our decision.

Given the size of this event, we adopted a panel format, allowing for multiple speakers (and multiple perspectives) to speak on the topic of Youth Engagement. Dr. Gordon Flett (Faculty of Health), Cathy Dandy (Kinark Child and Family Services), Jennifer McPhee and Elizabeth Brockest (Mobilizing Minds) and Sean Twyford (Ontario Ministry of Child and Youth Services) shared their experiences and perspectives on Youth Engagement and fielded questions from the audience, both informally and within the structured Q&A setting. After closing statements and reflections from our panelists, David Phipps launched the opening of the new community collaboration stations (work space within the KM Unit for community partners to access York libraries and work on collaborative KM projects), as well as the latest additions to the ResearchSnapshot library, which houses clear language research summaries on a wide array of topics designed as a calling card to help inform people about York research and researchers (read more about these new developments here).

The positive responses and the energy of the afternoon have already helped sown the seeds for a follow up event!

While the time, location and format may have slightly changed from events past, we’re delighted that the spirit of collaboration and interest in research, and knowledge mobilization is as strong as ever!

Be sure to check our web site for future KM in the AM events. In addition, if you have thoughts, ideas or reflections on this event, or past events, be sure to contact us at kmunit@yorku.ca!

(l to r) Dr. Gordon Flett, Jennifer McPhee, Elizabeth Brockest, Sean Twyford, Cathy Dandy

Youth Engagement KM in the PM- December 2

The YorkU KM Unit will be hosting a KM of the PM event on Wednesday, December 2nd. The topic of the afternoon will focus on youth engagement, with brief presentations by researchers and community leaders, followed by ample time for questions, discussion, and networking.

Confirmed Panelists:

  • Gordon Flett, Faculty of Health, Associate Dean of Research, Canada Research Chair (Personality and Health)
  • Sandra Cunning, Clinical Director, Research and Evaluation, Kinark Child and Family Services
  • Joanne McQuiggan, Executive Director, Thrive! The Canadian Centre for Positive Youth Development

Invited Panelists:

  • Ontario Ministry of Child and Youth Services, to speak about their recent document – Realizing Potential: Our Children, Our Youth, Our Future: Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services Strategic Framework 2008-2012.
  • Mobilizing Minds, Youth-friendly mental health resources and decision aids that will assist young adults and those who support them make informed choices about mental health treatment options.

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Time: 1:30 to 4:00 pm. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Location: York University, Keele Campus, York Research Tower, 5th Floor, Board of Governors Room

Space is limited. Kindly RSVP kejensen@yorku.ca to confirm your attendance.