Knowledge Mobilization – what is it?
(KMb) is a suite of services
that supports collaborations
research and expertise and
the public, private and nonprofit sectors.
KMb (the process) can
enable enhanced social
innovation (the outcome).
• KMb is the university’s contribution to social innovation and allows
partners from the public, private and non-profit sectors to leverage
investments in university research.
How and What?
Knowledge mobilization helps
make research useful to society
Institutional knowledge mobilization services
KM in AM
Community Based Besearch
York’s KMb Unit February 2006- June 2013
# Faculty Involved
# Graduate Students Involved
# Information sessions for faculty and students 201
# Information sessions for community
# collaboration opportunities
# agencies involved in KMb partnerships
Community Partner funding raised
Research Contract funding raised
Total KMb associated grant funding raised
Institutional Support for Knowledge Mobilization
Director, Innovation York
Assoc. Dir.Res. Grants
External Funding Environment
Academic Planning: Provost’s White
Strategic Research Plan (note1)
Public Return on Investment
Tenure & Promotion (note 2)
1. York University's 2013 SRP: Scholarship of Socially Engaged Research: Building
on existing leadership in the practice of socially engaged research across all disciplines by working
to enhance York’s expertise on the scholarship on engagement. A commitment to work to
increase the critical mass of scholarship at York that is focused on socially-engaged research and
on maximizing the benefits derived therefrom; Knowledge Mobilization; Support for the Social
Which are the right ones?
Community Campus Collaboration Initiative