Knowledge Mobilization – what is it?
• Knowledge Mobilization
(KMb) is a suite of services
that supports collaborations
research and expertise and
the public, private and non-
• 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?
collaboration Social InnovationHOW 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 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
Program Mix External Funding Environment
Academic Planning: Provost’s White
Strategic Research Plan (note1) Public Return on Investment
Tenure & Promotion (note 2) Community Demand
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
So what? KMb in their own words…
Your questions….and if none….
Tools and Tool Kits: why bother and what would you
do with them even if you had them?
Networks: for what purpose if not to share practices
Social Innovation/Enterprise: how do we avoid the