UBCO is committed to increasing the societal impact of research and scholarly activity taking place on and off campus. As part of this commitment, the VP Research and Innovation is establishing services to support connections and engagement among various stakeholders to increase research uptake and impact.
The Knowledge Exchange (Kx) Specialist will employ their knowledge of the theory and practice of Kx to develop, manage, implement and facilitate activities related to the Kx continuum. This includes identifying Kx opportunities for UBCO research, supporting the emergence of new connections and the development of reciprocal research partnerships, designing Kx plans and strategies to increase research uptake, and facilitating outreach and dissemination activities. The Kx Specialist will also be responsible for managing campus-wide Kx initiatives, such as capacity building programs and environmental scanning activities.
This position will work collaboratively with the Kx Team at UBCV and a wide range of internal (faculty, staff, students) and external stakeholders (e.g. service providers, not-for-profit organizations, policy-makers) to enable a supportive environment for Kx practices.