ELXN43: Knowledge mobilization

With the federal election fast-approaching, iVote-jeVote has gathered perspectives from academics, journalists and public figures to explore how research can be disseminated and knowledge mobilization encouraged.

Note: Contributions are posted in the language in which they were produced | Les contributions sont affichées dans la langue de rédaction

How to call yourself and "expert" and feel ok about it

By Elizabeth Dubois, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Ottawa

Calling yourself an “expert” can feel weird. For me it felt like I was making a promise to news media and other organizations which asked me to speak. It felt like I was promising to know all the details of any topic they could possibly ask me about.

We're not going to save the world by a briefing note...

By Ashleigh Weeden, MPA

In 2005, Tomas Dye asked “Does the government generally know what it is doing? Even if programs and policies are well organized, efficiently operated, adequately financed, and generally well supported by major interest groups, we may still want to ask, so what?

Academics & the 4th Estate

By Kevin Page, President & CEO of the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy

We live in times of great change. The pace of change is accelerating due to a number of well-known but not fully understood powerful forces including technology, globalization and climate change.

Que cherchent les journalistes lors d’interaction avec les experts et les professeurs?

Par Rose St-Pierre, journaliste, Radio-Canada en Ontario

Le premier défi, c’est toujours la disponibilité. Nous aimons pouvoir trouver facilement les coordonnées d’un expert et pouvoir compter sur une réponse rapide.

Democracy is at Risk

By David Moscrop, political theorist and SSHRC postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Communication at the University of Ottawa

A healthy public sphere needs accessible and reliable information to stay in shape. In the era of the networked public sphere—of misinformation and disinformation, of malicious bots and deepfakes, of viral hot takes and half-thoughts—academics can be a bulwark against nonsense.

Médias, experts et élections

Par Benjamin Vachet, journaliste, ONFR+, Groupe Média TFO