Connecting the Dots Through Knowledge Translation and Outreach

The Toronto chapter of KTECOP invites you to a presentation by the Ontario Brain Institute’s Knowledge Translation and Outreach team.

Event Details

Thursday, May 5, 2016
4:00-6:00 p.m.
OISE, Room 7-105
252 Bloor Street West, Toronto


Admission is free but space is limited.
Webinar option is available.
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The work of the OBI’s Knowledge Translation and Outreach team is to raise awareness about brain disorders, build the neuroscience community across Ontario, work with partners to connect research evidence with care for individuals living with a brain disorder, and evaluate the overall impacts of the organization. We will provide an overview of ongoing outreach, knowledge translation and evaluation activities highlighting some of the many groups we collaborate with, the various ways we work together, and the tools and resources that have been developed.

About the Ontario Brain Institute

The Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) is a provincially funded, not‐for‐profit research centre seeking to maximize the impact of neuroscience and establish Ontario as a world leader in brain research, commercialization and care. Convergent partnerships are created between researchers, clinicians, industry, patients, and their advocates to foster discovery and deliver innovative products and services that improve the lives of those living with brain disorders. For more information,

Speaker Bios

OBI Knowledge Translation team

The talk will be given in a tag-team effort by OBI’s Knowledge Translation and Outreach team, comprised of (left to right):

Jordan Antflick, Manager of Knowledge Translation
Jordan earned an Honours BSc in Pharmacology from the University of Alberta, and a PhD from the University of Toronto where he studied neurochemistry. Jordan applies his varied research background to his current role where he aims to make research relevant to various audiences inside and outside of science.

Michelle Wilson, Sr. Lead Outreach
Prior to her work at OBI she held communications positions with Discovery Channel Canada and the Science Communication Observatory. She holds a BSC in Psychology from Dalhousie University and a Masters in Science, Medical and Environmental Communication from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain.

Jenine Paul, Knowledge Translation Lead
Prior to working at OBI, Jenine held various roles at Cancer Care Ontario, the Ministry of Research and Innovation and the University of Waterloo’s Centre for Career Action where she found her passion in finding creative ways to share science with the public. Jenine studied Biochemistry and Biotechnology as part of the University of Waterloo’s Co-operative Education Program.

Carla Arasanz, Knowledge Translation Lead
Carla has a background in kinesiology and a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Waterloo. She has a passion for brain health promotion and engaging the community as partners in research and care.

Kirk Nylen, Director of Knowledge Translation and Outreach
Kirk received his PhD in neuropharmacology from the University of Toronto, where he holds an adjunct appointment. He feels privileged to work with a great team and help Ontario’s thriving neuroscience community work together to have heightened impact.