Knowledge Mobilization

Knowledge Mobilization

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Innovation York’s Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) unit is a national and international leader in knowledge mobilization. The KMb unit has a suite of activities that create connections between researchers and community and government organizations in order to support the development of research partnerships and dissemination of research results, as well as a suite of training tools to teach you how to develop and implement knowledge mobilization strategies.

Research Partnership Support

The KMb unit provides a single point of contact for researchers and trainees seeking community partners and for community organizations seeking academic partners. We assist with the development of these relationships, in order to facilitate the creation of innovative research projects.

Events

In order to bring researchers and community organizations together for initial conversations and to explore potential collaborations, the KMb unit hosts events throughout the year called “KM in the AM”. Each event has a specific them (e.g. aging in the home), comes with a hot breakfast, and is an opportunity for researchers and community organizations to connect and explore mutual areas of interest.

Training

We provide learning opportunities for York researchers, staff, graduate students and external partners to help make research relevant to professional practice and policy development. We can deliver customized learning sessions to your research team.

Examples of learning sessions we have offered in the past include:

  • Building a Knowledge Mobilization Strategy
  • Impact and Accountability in Knowledge Mobilization
  • Clear Language Writing and Design Principles
  • Research Snapshots – Clear Language Research Summaries
  • Social Media for Research
  • Social Media Strategy Building for Research Teams
  • Hands-on Training in WordPress and Twitter

Research Grant Support

Knowledge Mobilization is increasingly important in research in Canada. Granting councils are seeking a clear and comprehensive KMb plan for many grants. We are trained to provide assistance in the development of a tailored KMb plan. We can provide training and support, and in some cases in-kind service support for your project. We can review and provide feedback on all KMb plans prior to their submission.

 

Knowledge Mobilization Annual Reports


Knowledge Mobilization Annual Report Cover 2014-2015

2014-2015

Capacity Building is Key

Knowledge Mobilization Annual Report Cover 2015-2016

2015-2016

An Emphasis on Graduate Students

Knowledge Mobilization Annual Report Cover 2013-2014

2016-2017

Supporting Large Scale Collaborations

To contact the Knowledge Mobilization Unit, please go to About Us