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Saint Paul University Launches Living Laboratory for Knowledge Mobilization


OTTAWA, Friday, December 17, 2021 – Yesterday, Saint Paul University (SPU) opened the Living Laboratory for Knowledge Mobilization, a hub for the University’s research centres. Located in the Jean Léon Allie Library and Archives, this new lab is a dedicated space for researchers, faculty and students.

We are very excited about the Living Laboratory for Knowledge Mobilization’s potential to foster collaboration and innovation, qualities that are integral to the spirit of our University,” said Chantal Beauvais, Rector of Saint Paul University. “Faculty and students will benefit from the interdisciplinary partnership and I am confident that the fruits of the lab’s research will go on to have a positive impact on the communities we serve.

The Living Laboratory for Knowledge Mobilization was funded in part by a $30,000 grant from the Government of Canada’s Research Support Fund.

The grant has also helped the University to create a new Senior Research Advisor position. The Senior Research Advisor, Dr. Vivien Runnels, is responsible for supporting faculty and student researchers to develop and submit research grant applications.

“I’m very proud to be part of the research community here at Saint Paul University,” said Dr. Runnels. “There is a great diversity of work done by our academics and research centres. From spirituality and interpersonal relationships, to innovative ideas for leadership, governance and community collaborations, the research done at SPU has great potential for knowledge dissemination and practical application beyond the University.”

About Saint Paul University

Founded in 1848, Saint Paul University is an institution steeped in tradition with values focused on creating a more just and humane future. With programs specialized in human and social sciences, Saint Paul University seeks to drive positive social change and empower communities through research and innovation. For more information, please visit ustpaul.ca

For more information, please contact:
Julie Bourassa
Communications Officer, Saint Paul University
613-236-1393, ext. 2310

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