Maximize the Impact of Research: Martha Piper (2002) “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.”
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.
York’s KMb Unit February 2006- June 2012 # Faculty Involved 240 # Graduate Students Involved 146 # Information Sessions for Faculty and Students 181 # Information Sessions for Community 201 # Collaborative Opportunities 342 # KMb Projects 105 # KMb Internships 41 # Agencies Involved in KMb Collaborations 218 Funding Community Project Funding Raised $ 1.07 M University Contract Funding Raised $ 1.20 M York Investments in KMb Projects $ .56 M Total KMb Associated Faculty Grant Funding Raised $ 20.5 M Total KMb Funding $ 22.804 M
York’s KMb Unit February 2006- June 2012 Technology # web hits +5.8M # Research Summaries 200 # tweets 6896 # twitter followers 2501 # delicious bookmarks 267 # blog postings (+90,000 views; 143 countries) 332 # slide share presentations - downloads 75
Evaluating Inclusivity Action Plan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W94hPM2Bb6k&list=UUkz8O0mnDbgER4a ZPoWAheQ&index=40&feature=plpp_video
Evaluating Inclusivity Action PlanJanuary 2005: Inclusivity SummitMay 2005: HSPC adopted andlaunched IAPNovember 2007: IAP EvaluationLaunched (Michaela Hynie and MinaSingh: York University + HSPC)December 2007: KM Unit approvedmatching funding: policy briefs andbest practice modelsFebruary 2008: Evaluation Report Hynie & Singh (2008) Thepresented to IAP Steering Committee International Journal of rec. to York Region Council investin 5 new Welcome Centres, create 86 Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations,jobs, +48,000 newcomer servicesdelivered Volume 8, Issue 4, pp.117- 124.
Green Economy Centre http://www.youtube.com/researchimpact#p/a/u/0/J15_lBz5mYU
South Simcoe: Green Economy CentreThe Green Economy Centre:an innovative research andeducation program thatinitiates, supports andfacilitates green economic bestpractices, ensuring that therural South Simcoe economy ishealthy and sustainable.http://www.nottawasaga.com/get
South Simcoe: Green Economy CentreLaunched: April 2010Funded: Summer 2010September 2011:•604 business contacted•507 individual visits•39% interest in Green Economyprograms•8 loans (total +$1M), 0% interestapproved for green projects creating18 jobs and maintaining 221 jobs