CKF20 Event Report: The future of knowledge mobilization events is virtual

This past year, we witnessed rapid innovation in online events. Having seen the benefits, we predict organizers will continue to include virtual components to compliment in-person events and conferences. The Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum is a biennial event that brings together researchers, students, practitioners, and professionals who work in the field of knowledge mobilization. In […]

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A quick start guide for new knowledge mobilizers

Bishop’ University created a Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) Fellowship program for graduates of their Knowledge Mobilization Graduate Certificate Program. The purpose of this fellowship program was to provide an intensive training opportunity, leading to skill development for recent graduates who are transitioning into KMb as a profession. The program supported advancement in their KMb skill set […]

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Knowledge mobilization is for everyone!

Although knowledge mobilization is often used in a research context, it can be applied to many different fields and sectors of employment. Engaging in knowledge mobilization requires applying a wide variety of skills such as stakeholder engagement, clear language writing skills, communications, design, social media engagement, event planning and facilitation, and evaluation. While these skills […]

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Work-study placements and experiential learning benefit post-secondary students, non-profit organizations, and academic institutions

Students are having a difficult time finding employment after graduation. Although post-secondary institutions equip their students with technical skills relevant to specific fields, there is often a lack of training in human skills, such as fundamental, personal management, and teamwork skills. Not-for-profit organizations (NPOs) and academic institutions often need support. Work-study placements and experiential learning […]

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Knowledge mobilized, stories on mobilizing research in the community

On October 21, 2020, University of Alberta (UA) hosted a sold out virtual event on four funded knowledge mobilization (KMb) projects. In the Fall of 2019, UA was the successful recipient of $20,000 from the Future Skills Centre through our membership with Research Impact Canada. The funds were provided to support both KMb and the […]

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Fostering Research Collaborations Training Toolkit

On February 26, 2020, the UBC Knowledge Exchange Unit offered a workshop entitled Fostering Research Collaborations at the Graduate and Postgraduate Levels to UBC graduate students and postdocs to help develop their skills in knowledge exchange. The workshop was provided in partnership with the UBC Public Scholars Initiative, a program that supports graduate students to […]

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Moving social innovation research into real world impact

Learn how and why to incorporate a knowledge mobilization strategy into your social innovation research using the mnemonic P.R.O.B.L.E.M. “Everybody has a creative potential and from the moment you can express this creative potential, you can start changing the world.” In Paulo Coelho’s quote, the expression of imagination becomes the tool to change the world. Knowledge mobilization is the bridge between discovery and […]

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Knowledge Mobilization Courses

Knowledge mobilization (KMb) is an important part of the research process. It is the process of translating knowledge to increase research uptake and inform decisions, while also connecting researchers and their work to organizations and communities. Taking a KMb course can help you integrate KMb strategies into your organization. It can help you understand the key skills of stakeholder engagement, while supporting the development of evidence-based policies and […]

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Knowledge Mobilization Needs Assessment Planner

This Knowledge Mobilization Needs Assessment Planner is meant to assist organizations by helping them assess the knowledge mobilization skills and needs of employees. Organizations can use the information gathered to develop knowledge mobilization training, support services and skills development to better equip employees and improve their ability to contribute to the knowledge mobilization agenda. Click […]

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