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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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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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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Type: Research Summaries
Topic: Event Planning

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Lessons learned on conducting a knowledge mobilization needs assessment

On November 30, 2020, Dr. Heather Young-Leslie (University of Alberta), MacKinley Darlington (University of Calgary) and Marie-Eve Girard (University of Ottawa) shared their experiences conducting a knowledge mobilization needs assessment at each of their respective institutions. [...]

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Type: Webinars
Topic: Event Planning

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Research Snapshots, University of Victoria

A research snapshot is a summary of an article that quickly brings you up to speed with some of the latest research at the University of Victoria. Click the buttons below to explore the research snapshots and find out how research at University of Victoria is making your world better and brighter. [...]

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Type: Research Summaries

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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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Type: Reports
Topic: Impact Assessment and Evaluation

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Communities of Practice- Everything you need to know!

On September 29, 2020, Dr. Mandy Rowsell (Memorial University of Newfoundland and Memorial’s Harris Centre) discussed the basic features of an online Community of Practice, highlighting their benefits, challenges, and best practices for anyone who is interested in starting their own CoP. [...]

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Type: Webinars
Topic: Stakeholder Engagement

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Community of Practice- Everything you Need to Know!

What is a Community of Practice? A Community of Practice (CoP) is a group of people who share a common interest, or have a set of related goals, and come together to learn, share information, and reach their individual and group objectives. The result of an effective CoP is the creation of new knowledge that [...]

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Type: Research Summaries

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