Resources

Welcome to our resources repository! The following tools are intended to help you with your knowledge mobilization activities!

Knowledge mobilization is about getting the “right information” to the “right people” in the “right format” at the “right time”.

It consists of activities and outputs that build awareness, disseminate findings, and enable use of research. The goal is to maximize the impact of research and communicate these impacts as widely as possible. 

The term knowledge mobilization can be used interchangeably with other terms such as knowledge exchange, knowledge translation, implementation science, and K*.

This page provides tools for planning, learning about efforts within academic, not-for-profit, corporate and government environments, and fine-tuning your knowledge mobilization skills.

You can search by topic and resource type below.

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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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Topics: Event Planning, Stakeholder Engagement

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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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Types: Featured, Reports

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Future Proofing Research Skills – Current Perspectives in a Changing World

On March 19, 2021, Cheryl Jensen discussed the changing world and the demands on Research Intensive Universities to produce graduates with the skills needed for an uncertain future.  She presented some thoughts on the needs of employers and the challenge of demonstrating that these needs are met by research – intensive university graduates. [...]

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Type: Webinars

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Building Successful Partnerships

On February 24, 2021 University of Regina hosted a webinar focusing on the key steps to building successful research partnerships. University researchers and their community partners shared their experiences – what worked, what they had to learn to make things more successful, tips for others looking to do community involved research. [...]

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Type: Webinars

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What is knowledge mobilization?

On February 17, 2021 University of Regina hosted a webinar that was targeted to faculty, instructors, staff and students currently or hoping to do community-based research. A presentation introducing the basics of Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) followed by a panel of senior academics, with successful research careers, shared their strategies for effective KMb and spoke about [...]

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Type: Webinars

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What is community based research?

On Feb 10, 2021, University of Regina hosted a webinar designed for not-for-profit or public sector groups wishing to partner with researchers at a university, or organizations with previous partnerships that hope to have more impactful outcomes from future collaborations with post-secondary education partners. The goal of the session was to provide a better understanding [...]

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Type: Webinars

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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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Type: Reports

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The importance of providing semantic web skills training in academic institutions

Semantic web helps computers and people work better together. But how? And what is it? First, we understand that the World Wide Web was made for humans with computers. Websites use language, images, and layouts that present information in a way that’s easy for humans to understand but not for computers. Computers can’t read, see [...]

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Type: Reports

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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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Type: Reports

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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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Type: Reports

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Cultivating Career Readiness: Professional Development for Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows

On March 4, 2021, Dr. Mabel Ho, Lexie Milmine and Jo Minx discussed the results from a research project at Dalhousie University, looking at the gaps needed to address career readiness. The discussion focused on the skills needed to promote and ease career transition as well as learning about the newly launched DalGradPD, a central [...]

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Type: Webinars

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How do we know if research and KMb make a difference? Taking the challenge of understanding our unique contribution.

Driving and taking part in knowledge mobilization (KMb) can be exciting and rewarding, but even when we feel it’s going really well, can we say we are really making a difference? It can be challenging to understand the sort of changes that this work contributes to, when it is often about influencing, inspiring, educating, or [...]

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Type: Webinars

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