Knowledge Mobilization for Mt Royal 131002


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Knowledge Mobilization for Mt Royal 131002

  1. 1. What’s all the fuss about knowledge mobilization? David Phipps, PhD, MBA Executive Director, Research & Innovation Services York University
  2. 2. “We must translate our research findings in the human sciences into public policy and social programs” “Knowledge Transfer in the human sciences – the transfer of findings into policy and programs – is as important as technology transfer in the engineering and natural sciences.” Maximize the Impact of Research: Martha Piper (2002)
  3. 3. KMb – what is it? • Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) is a suite of services that supports collaborations between non-commercial research and expertise and the public, private and non- profit 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.
  4. 4. KMb Stories
  5. 5. Green Economy Centre
  6. 6. South Simcoe: Green Economy Centre The Green Economy Centre: an innovative research and education program that initiates, supports and facilitates green economic best practices, ensuring that the rural South Simcoe economy is healthy and sustainable.
  7. 7. South Simcoe: Green Economy Centre Launched: April 2010 Funded: Summer 2010 September 2011: •604 business contacted •507 individual visits •39% interest in Green Economy programs •8 loans (total +$1M), 0% interest approved for green projects creating 18 jobs and maintaining 221 jobs
  8. 8. + Toronto Hot Weather Response Plan
  9. 9. Toronto Hot Weather Response Plan
  10. 10. Youth Emergency Shelter - Peterborough
  11. 11. Youth Emergency Shelter - Peterborough Challenges • Structural budget deficit • Revolving door Impacts • Social work students get better training experience • YES gets better trained employees • Clients reduce length of stay • Generate revenue stream • MTCU funding $60K • 4 publications, PhD prize book in progress Social enterprise YorkKMbUnit
  12. 12. KMb Tools: ResearchSnapshot
  13. 13. York’s KMb Unit February 2006 - June 2013 # Faculty Involved 289 # Graduate Students Involved 153 # Information sessions for faculty and students 201 # Information sessions for community 222 # collaboration opportunities 392 #KMb projects 155 # agencies involved in KMb partnerships 231 #KMb Internships 41 Community Partner funding raised $1.1M Research Contract funding raised $1.2M Total KMb associated grant funding raised $33.6M
  14. 14. What can you do if you don’t have a KMb Unit?
  15. 15. Partnerships for KM throughout the Research Cycle Evaluate Plan ExecuteDisseminate Consultation Partnerships Research forum Populations Clinical practice Intervention studies Internships Researcher exchange Surveys, case studies, expert panelists Wikis, blogs Web site Town hall Theatre Posters Policy brief PSA Practice guideline Popular press Social Marketing public policy professional practice
  16. 16. KMb tools Integrated Knowledge Mobilization: how to support collaborations for co- production Field%20Note%202011.pdf?sequence=1 End of project knowledge mobilization: dissemination for non-academic audiences KT Planning template: • plate_Sept%2020_2011_Fillable_Form.doc Clear Language Research Summaries: • Social Media: • • A guide to using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impact activities
  17. 17. KMb for SSHRC Insight Grants Dissemination Integrated Academic Audience  Traditional scholarly publication and creative production  End of grant workshop or conference  Academic conference presentation  Web posting of research outputs, posting video of choreography ROs can support the development of traditional scholarly dissemination strategies.  Academic collaborators on grant  Scholarly workshops throughout the grant  Hosting a wiki or blog to create two-way conversation with other academics to discuss emerging findings  Workshop with peers to reflect on emerging research findings ROs can support the integration of academic audiences throughout the research project. Non- academic Audience  Clear language research summary (see service offered by KMb Unit)  Theatre and other non-traditional forms of research dissemination  Social media York’s KMb Unit has distributed a worksheet to for ROs to use to help faculty disseminate to non-academic audiences at the end of the grant.  Non-academic collaborators or co-applicants on grant application  Workshop, town hall, open house  Hosting a wiki or blog to create 2 way conversation with non-academics to discuss emerging findings  Audit and feedback using panel of non- academic stakeholders within the grant period  Participatory action/community based research Please contact Michael Johnny ( for support developing integrated KMb strategies Note 1.
  18. 18. Note 1: Integrated KMb takes time. “Requests to broker relationships with new collaborators will need 4-6 months to find potential partners, develop trust, mutually develop a statement of work and develop an appropriate budget. If non-academic audiences, partners and collaborators are already known, please contact Michael Johnny for support to develop integrated KMb with non- academic audiences by September 15 at the latest. Support for non- academic integrated KMb will be available from the KMb Unit throughout the funded grant period and Michael Johnny will develop an in kind costing for that support.” Oh yeah…
  19. 19. Training for KMb SickKids Hospital: Scientist Knowledge Translation Training • dge-Translation/Scientist-Knowledge-Translation-Training- Workshop/Scientist-Knowledge-Tranlation-Training-Workshop.html SickKids Hospital: Knowledge Transfer Professional Certificate • dge-Translation/Knowledge-Translation-Professional- Certificate/Knowledge-Translation-Professional-Certificate.html Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum, June 19-20, Ottawa •
  20. 20. Knowledge Mobilization - Lessons Learning Combination of producer push & user pull = exchange & co-production Knowledge broker is core to institutional capacity KMb enables social innovation Impact takes time It’s not rocket science (or is it?)
  21. 21. So what? KMb in their own words… ZPoWAheQ&index=1&feature=plpp_video
  22. 22. David Phipps