University of Guelph

The University of Guelph is a research-intensive and learner-centered institution recognized for excellence in the arts and sciences. World-class research, high quality teaching, and student engagement all contribute to the University’s goal of moving knowledge into action to improve life.

Knowledge mobilization at the University of Guelph builds on strong traditions of agricultural extension and community engagement to address diverse community, industry and government needs. Our programs focus on strengthening faculty and student engagement with end users, training researchers in knowledge mobilization, supporting the development and execution of knowledge mobilization strategies, and convening events, workshops and other initiatives to mobilize knowledge and broker relationships. The University of Guelph also offers the Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization, which supports a growing community of knowledge brokers across the world by offering online professional training in knowledge mobilization.

The University of Guelph is home to three knowledge mobilization hubs: The Community Engaged Scholarship Institute supports and carries out principled community engaged research in deep collaboration with community partners; Agri-Food and Rural Link is the hub for knowledge translation and transfer (KTT) for agri-food and rural research funded through the OMAFRA-UofG Agreement; and the Research Innovation Office supports collaboration and knowledge mobilization within the agri-food and biodiversity sectors across campus, and is supported in part by the University’s Canada First Research Excellence Fund “Food from Thought”.

Contact Info

Sherri Cox
Executive Director of Research Innovation and Knowledge Mobilization, Office of the VP Research

Elizabeth Jackson
Acting Director, Community Engaged Scholarship Institute

Caroline Duvieusart-Déry
Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator, Community Engaged Scholarship Institute

Rebecca Moore
Manager, OMAFRA-U of G Partnership Communications & Knowledge Mobilization Program

Elizabeth Shantz
Knowledge Mobilization Manager, Research Innovation Office