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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Future Proofing Research Skills

This report was prepared by Cheryl Jensen on behalf of McMaster University. The issue of what skills are needed for individuals to succeed in the rapidly changing world of work has received considerable attention, arguably world-wide and certainly in Canada.  The efforts to work with employers and students to demonstrate that University graduates at both […]

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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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Active Engagement of Canadian Research Institutions Will Foster the Future of Knowledge Mobilization and Research Impact

The following report was prepared for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and was prepared by Stephen MacGregor, David Phipps, Cathy Malcolm Edwards, Jen Kyffin, Virginie Portes. Aim of the Report For over 20 years, there has been mounting interest in how the Canadian research enterprise can support research impact, referring to “the influence […]

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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 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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Knowledge Mobilization Planning Template

This is a comprehensive, modifiable PDF-format toolkit that uses a “question and answer” format and checklists to elicit key components for wide-ranging knowledge mobilization (KMb) plans. It includes a handy printable KMb plan outline in its appendix that is useful for develping more complete KMb plans with multiple audiences. Click here for the Knowledge Mobilization […]

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Knowledge Translation Plan Appraisal Tool

This rubric helps with assessing the quality of knowledge translation or resaerch impact planning in grant proposals. While this tool is geared towards grant reviewers to evaluate quality, it is extremely useful for grant writers to make sure they have addressed all of the elements of a good proposal. What our reviewers had to say […]

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KM in the AM

This checklist helps with the planning of a small event of 20-30 people. It contains a comprehensive timeline of things to accomplish weeks out from the event, items to consider, and a post-event survey for evaluation. Click here for the KM in the AM checklist What our reviewers had to say This is a great […]

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