research impact

Winner’s story: Lauren White and Guy Faulkner

We would like to thank the editors of the International Journal of Health Promotion and Education and the Taylor & Francis Group for honoring us with the Pittu Laungani award. The awarded paper reports a four-year evaluation of Sports Day In Canada (SDIC) – an event that celebrates the role of sport within communities across… Read more »

What can the media do for researchers?

Historically, the relationship between researchers and the mass media has been troubled. According to a 2007 study  by the European Commission, many scientists fear that the media may prioritize the publication of what is immediate, controversial and attention-grabbing above what is true, and lament that 10 years of research can be trivialized in a two-line… Read more »

Scholars in social media: an interview with George Veletsianos

“Public scholarship re-envisions the roles and purposes of scholarship, and it is closely aligned to the ethos of the open movement wherein knowledge is not only shared broadly but is also co-constructed…” George Veletsianos is the author of the book Social Media in Academia: Networked Scholars, which examines the day-to-day realities of social media and online… Read more »