York’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit launches a new seminar series

York University’s Knowledge Mobilization (KM) Unit is launching a new seminar series. Ben Levin, Ontario’s deputy minister of education, will deliver the inaugural KM Seminar. Levin will be speaking on the role of research in government. The lecture will take place Monday, Jan. 8, from 10 to 11:15am in 280 York Lanes.

Left: Ben Levin

Levin was named Ontario’s deputy minister of education in October 2004. His career in education started with his election as a school trustee in Seven Oaks School Division in Winnipeg at the age of 19. Since then he has built an academic and research career and worked with private research organizations, school divisions, provincial governments, and national and international agencies – all in connection with education.

From 1999 until 2002, he was deputy minister of advanced education and deputy minister of education, training and youth for Manitoba. He has also been a professor and dean at the University of Manitoba.

In 2003, he was the recipient of the Whitworth Award for achievement in educational research from the Canadian Education Association, and in 2004 he was awarded the Lieutenant-Governor’s Medal for Public Administration in Manitoba.

Contact Andrea England, knowledge mobilization coordinator, by e-mail to aengland@yorku.ca to confirm your attendance.

More about Knowledge Mobilization

York University believes that knowledge has greater value when it is shared and implemented. Knowledge Mobilization is the active, two-way exchange of information and expertise between knowledge creators and knowledge users. The KM unit at York University connects university researchers with community and government organizations to support the use of research in decision-making about social programming, public policy, and professional practice.

For further information on knowledge mobilization, visit www.researchimpact.ca or contact Andrea England at ext. 8887, or e-mail aengland@yorku.ca.