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David Phipps

Position: 
Leader of Knowledge Mobilization Unit
Organization: 
York University

David Phipps leads York’s award winning Knowledge Mobilization Unit that provides services to researchers, community organizations and government agencies who wish to use maximize the economic, social and environmental impacts of university research. In 2011 and 2012 Dr. Phipps was named the most influential knowledge mobilizer in Canada and in 2012 York’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit was awarded a best practice award from the European­based Knowledge Economy Network. In 2012 he was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his work in knowledge mobilization. In 2013 he was one of three national finalists for the Impact Award – Connections category from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. 5/13/2015 Submission #2189 http://sciencepolicy.ca/print/890/submission/2189 4/7 He also leads ResearchImpact­RéseauImpactRecherche, Canada’s knowledge mobilization network including 11 universities from across Canada.