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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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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Employment Pathway Facilitators for Students with Disabilities: A Feasibility Study Conducted by the READ Initiative at Carleton University

Post-secondary students and graduates across Canada face a turbulent and ever-changing world of work. Throughout their journey of choosing a program of study, navigating the years of academic and experiential preparation, and transitioning into the world of work, students are grappling with many questions and factors that impact their path to what they hope will [...]

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Type: Research Summaries
Topic: Strategy

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Social services resources for people in the Victoria region

Unemployment is a major life event. Losing a job can lead to feelings of loss of identity and sense of purpose, unappreciation, anger, fear, uncertainty, and worry. Experiences of low self-esteem and loss of identity can have an impact on physical and mental health and lead to broader consequences of social isolation and loss of [...]

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Type: Research Summaries

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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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Type: Research Summaries
Topic: Event Planning

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Identification and development of competencies through the analysis of the impacts of digital technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) on employment systems and on labour market inequalities

This discussion paper follows a field research project aimed at identifying the deficit in transversal skills directly related to the transformation of the labor market by digital and AI. This research examined changes in employment requirements and conditions, the identification and classification of required skills according to sector, the analysis of potential organizational actions likely [...]

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Type: Research Summaries

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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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Type: Reports
Topics: Event Planning, Stakeholder Engagement

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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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Type: Research Summaries
Topic: Event Planning

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Evaluation of Research Impact Canada’s Institutional Capacity Building for Knowledge Mobilization

Stephen MacGregor & David Phipps. (2020). How a Networked Approach to Building Capacity in Knowledge Mobilization Supports Research Impact. International Journal of Education Policy & Leadership 16(5). URL: http://journals.sfu.ca/ijepl/index.php/ijepl/article/view/949. doi: https://doi.org/10.22230/ijepl.2020v16n6a949 In 2019, Research Impact Canada (RIC) underwent an evaluation of the network’s progress towards their ultimate goal (vision) of being, “A globally leading network [...]

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Type: Research Summaries
Topic: Impact Assessment and Evaluation

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