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Pathways to Impact: Mobilizing Knowledge

The Pathways to Impact: Mobilizing Knowledge Fund aims to support researchers in mobilizing knowledge and creativity for greater impact. A joint initiative of the Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation’s Research Partnerships and Knowledge Mobilization (RPKM) Unit, in partnership with UVic Libraries, the fund supports UVic’s commitment to meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Many exceptional applications were received in the Fall 2021 call for proposals, and seven outstanding projects were selected for funding: Learn more about the Pathways to Impact projects.

UVic Libraries provides many supports for mobilizing your research and creative projects ranging from workshops, equipment loans, and self-help resources to full suite of digital services for grant-funded research. Explore some of our offerings below or contact us for more!

PhDs embrace alternative dissertations

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Vimal Patel | February 28, 2016

Nick Sousanis has scored some wins lately.

After taking an academic risk to use an alternative form for his dissertation — a comic book about visual thinking — he successfully defended it in 2014 and earned his doctorate in interdisciplinary studies from Columbia University.

The dissertation was published by Harvard University Press. Several professors now assign the book. And perhaps most satisfying to Mr. Sousanis, last month he received a national award, from the Association of American Publishers, typically reserved for more-traditional academic tomes.

For more on the article see: http://chronicle.com/article/PhDs-Embrace-Alternative/235511?cid=trend_au&elqTrackId=36afd9af09234dcb9bd9a05930acb32d&elq=624bfe339f8b40b88b88e50f85a29216&elqaid=8148&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=2597