MobilizeU at YorkU Winter 2024
8-Week Knowledge Mobilization Course
Course Dates: January 15 – March 15, 2024
Ideal for: Beginner Knowledge Mobilizers
Commitment: 2-3 hours/week
Application Deadline: 5:00pm ET, Friday, December 15, 2023
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MobilizeU at YorkU is an 8-week knowledge mobilization course for faculty, graduate students, staff, post-doctoral fellows, research team members, recent alumni and community partners at York interested in learning more about how to mobilize research. Adapted from the Research Impact Canada MobilizeU summer program, this course will cover a different topic in KMb each week with both asynchronous core content from the original summer program, and synchronous live sessions with York University knowledge mobilizers. Certificates will be awarded to participants who meet the minimum requirements for completion (*6/8 weekly assignments OR live sessions OR a combination of 6 of both).
The 8 live sessions will run on Thursdays from 1:30 – 3:00pm ET beginning on January 18, with the final session on March 14 (with a break on February 21 for reading week). Attendance at live sessions is not mandatory but encouraged. You can complete the course without attending live sessions and instead complete assignments, and vice versa.
Who can apply?
Faculty, students, staff, post-doctoral fellows, research team members, recent alumni and community partners at York interested in learning more about how to mobilize research may apply to take the course. For the Winter 2024 session of MobilizeU, we are only admitted those with an affiliation to York University.
How does the application process work?
Applicants will be notified on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 if they have been admitted into the course. We will also create a wait list in case additional spaces become available.
How much does it cost?
The course will be free for York University faculty, postdocs, staff, graduate students, alumni who have graduated in the last two years and community partners. For the Winter 2024 session of MobilizeU, we are only admitted those with an affiliation to York University
What are the course dates?
The course will from Monday, January 15 to Friday, March 15, 2024. Content for each week’s topic, including videos and resources, will be uploaded to the course online platform every Monday morning starting on January 15. Participants can watch the videos whenever it suits them best. The recorded video will be complimented by a weekly live zoom session which will happen every Thursday afternoon at 1:30-3:00 ET starting January 18 (with a break for Reading Week on February 21). The live session will feature guest speakers who will address the weekly topic and give participants a chance to ask any questions they may have about the weekly topic. These sessions will also be recorded and made available to watch later.
Where will the sessions take place?
The course will be a self-directed and online. Each week new videos and resources will be uploaded to a private online platform. Participants can watch the videos whenever they like. We will also be scheduling weekly live zoom meetings featuring guest speakers who will address the weekly topic and allow participants to ask any questions they may have
What topics will be covered?
Topic to be covered will include: Introduction to Knowledge Mobilization; Knowledge Mobilization Theories and Frameworks; Knowledge Mobilization Planning; Building Partnerships; Inclusive Knowledge Mobilization; Engaging Audiences Effectively; Communications; and Impact and Evaluation
What is the time commitment each week?
The course will typically take up to 2-3 hours each week to complete. This would include time to attend the weekly live session, review resources and complete the optional assignment.
Is a course certificate available?
Yes, participants who either attend 6 of the 8 weekly live sessions or who complete 6 short assignments based on the weekly topics are eligible to receive a course certificate.
What is knowledge mobilization (KMb)?
Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) is a suite of services that enhances the two-way connection between researchers and community stakeholders so that research and evidence can inform decisions about public policy and professional practice.
Sophie Ashton, Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator at email@example.com
Krista Jensen, Senior Knowledge Mobilization Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org