Today’s Agenda1. What is Knowledge Mobilization2. Social Media3. Knowledge Mobilization’s crystal ball (including audience participation)
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.
KMb throughout the Research Cycle Social media Plan Consultation Web site Partnerships Town hall Research forum Theatre Posters Policy brief PSA Disseminate Execute Practice guideline Populations Popular press Clinical practice Social Marketing Intervention studies videos Internships Surveys, case studies, Evaluate expert panelists Researcher exchange
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
Toronto Hot Weather Response Plan + http://www.thestar.com/article/462613
Youth Emergency Shelter - PeterboroughChallenges Social enterprise Impacts• Structural • Social work students get budget deficit better training experience York KMb Unit• Revolving door • YES gets better trained employees • Clients reduce length of stay • Generate revenue stream • MTCU funding $60K • 4 publications, PhD prize book in progress
York’s KMb Unit February 2006- June 2012 Activities # 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
KMb guiding principles Practice Example Build trust among partners PDA Ltd. Mwananchi Ghana project Develop capacity for K* York University Knowledge Mobilization Unit Use a mix of methodologies CIPPEC Use peer supports PDA Ltd. Mwananchi Ghana project Enable knowledge to be co- CIPPEC constructed Understand the political, social and PiPP economic context of the partners Build a culture of K* for all PiPP participants
Crystal Ball http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9b-i0XknSnM “I wonder what tomorrow has in mind for me Or am I even in its mind at all Perhaps Ill get a chance to look ahead and see Soon as I find myself a crystal ball Soon as I find myself a crystal ball”