Knowledge translation

Knowledge translation and/or knowledge mobilization are a set of strategic activities with the goal to streamline research evidence uptake, support a quality improvement culture, develop ongoing learning and information spreading efforts, drive the agenda for new research and discovery, and sustain and improve health research partnerships for health impact.

Knowledge translation supports the advancement of knowledge agendas and processes across teams to strengthen the health system and health outcomes. In particular, it is a practice that is continually being developed by BC health authorities, provinces across Canada, and internationally.

At Northern Health – Knowledge translation, we work with individuals and teams across the organization.

Five Days in May 2024

Save the date! Five Days in May will be happening on May 2, 19, 16, 23 and 30 with exciting themes such as Artificial Intelligence, youth health, Indigenous health and more. This year the presentations will take place from 12 pm to 2:30 pm via Zoom.

More information and registration is available here. If you are interested in presenting, please contact:

  • May 2: Keeping the golden years bright: Enhancing quality of life for seniors
  • May 9: Artificial Intelligence: Navigating the future in health and research
  • May 16: Advancing medicine and care in mental health
  • May 23: Bright futures: Engaging youth in health research
  • May 30: Indigenous-led health research: Fostering wellness, strengthening knowledge
Five Days in May 2023

2023 marked the eleventh year of Five Days in May, the result of a collaboration between Fraser Health, Interior Health, Island Health and Northern Health, in partnership with the BC Network Environment for Indigenous Health Research (BC NEIHR).

The 2023 provincial health research showcase featured 30 presenters engaging over 1500 participants across five themes. We invite you to review all recordings organized by weekly themes:

May 2

May 9

May 16

May 23

May 30


Five Days in May 2022
  • Enhancing support for older adults across the care continuum – A collaborative approach to implementation of AgeTech solutions in Northern British Columbia. Presented by: Dr. Shannon Freeman and Aaron Bond.
    Listen to the recording | Passcode: Session1-5DaysinMay
  • Patient-oriented research projects in primary and community care. Presented by: Dr. Martha MacLeod and Dr. Erin Wilson.
    Listen to the recording | Passcode: Session2-5DaysinMay
  • Pharmacy practice research in Northern BC – Opportunities for better care. Presented by: Robert Pammett.
    Listen to the recording | Passcode: Session3-5DaysinMay
  • Research on early years and childhood. Presented by: Dr. Caroline Sanders, Erica Koopmans and Tess Amyot.
    Listen to the recording | Passcode: Session4-5DaysinMay
  • Developing a partnership plan for patient-oriented research studies. Presented by: Dr. Davina Banner-Lukaris, John Chernesky and Spring Hawes.
    Listen to the recording | Passcode: Session5-5DaysinMay
  • Rural and urban differences in opioid prescriptions and the impact on overdose in BC. Presented by: Dr. Kari Harder.
    Listen to the recording | Passcode: Session6-5DaysinMay

Do you have an idea about research interests, mobilization of research findings, or research partnerships?

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Learn more about knowledge translation and Northern Health’s vision.