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. Also, we offer 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.Interested in connecting and collaborating with researchers at York University? Submit a Collaborative Research Request


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 theme (e.g. aging in the home) and is an opportunity for researchers and community organizations to connect and explore mutual areas of interest.


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
  • MobilizeYU

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.

Please click here to see a video sharing our top tips for building a KMb plan into your grant application.

KMb Resources

The KMb Unit has developed a number of resources to help researchers plan, develop and implement effective activities to help maximize the impact of their research. View the KMb Resources page.


Knowledge Mobilization Annual Reports

Knowledge Mobilization Annual Report Cover 2015-2016


An Emphasis on Graduate Students

Knowledge Mobilization Annual Report Cover 2013-2014


Supporting Large Scale Collaborations


Capacity Building is Key

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