Supporting Knowledge Mobilization at Université du Québec à Montréal

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  • 1. Supporting Knowledge Mobilization atUniversité du Québec à Montréal Development and Implementation Jérôme Elissalde – Research and Creativity Office Luc Dancause – Partnership and Innovation Support Office Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum 2012 Ottawa – June 19-20, 2012
  • 2. University: An Evolving Model• Community-university links• Multidisciplinarity• Funding• Beyond technology transfer• New researchers => Knowledge mobilization Soutien à la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM Soutien à la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM
  • 3. The University and Knowledge Mobilization?Knowledge University’s role? Knowledge uses •Research •(Co)Production? •Instrumental •Experience •Diffusion? •Strategic •Practice •Transfer? •Conceptual •Culture •Dissemination? •… •… •Translation? •Mobilization? •… Soutien à la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM Soutien à la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM
  • 4. A VERY Brief History of UQAM and KMb• 1979: Services to the community policy• Institutional reflection on knowledge mobilization Expansion of the support Soutien à la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM Soutien à la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM
  • 5. An InitiativeTwo people hired September 2010 • Research and Creativity Office • Partnership and Innovation Support OfficeChallenges • To better support researchers • To increase the accessibility of expertise • To develop new ways to interact with communities …For 7 faculties and schools Soutien à la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM Soutien à la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM
  • 6. Supporting the mobilization of knowledge Groupe de recherche médias et santé – UQAM, 2010 Soutien à la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM Soutien à la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM
  • 7. Strategies• Complementarity• Enhance information ‘fluidity’• Collaboration Promotion of existing knowledge and expertise From knowledge to action (Co-)Production of new knowledge Soutien à la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM
  • 8. An Institutional Perspective Soutien à la mobilisation desdes connaissancesUQAM Soutien à la mobilisation connaissances - - UQAM
  • 9. Researchers and Research UnitsWe work for… Partners Institution Soutien à la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM Soutien à la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM
  • 10. To advise on strategies for the transfer and dissemination of research To develop strategies to reach potential partners and to To support project develop the interaction Researchers and design (KMbresearch units at UQAM components) To identifiy funding sources To develop supporting tools Soutien à la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM Soutien à la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM
  • 11. Outil de recherche de financement : www.src.uqam.ca Soutien à la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM Soutien à la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM
  • 12. Researchers Guidebook https://www.src.uqam.ca/nouveaux-chercheurs-et-createurs.html - UQAM Soutien à la mobilisation des connaissances Soutien à la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM
  • 13. Research project To make it easier to identify the expertise available at UQAM Service contractUQAM’s potential To directly link with partners researchers To organize networking events Some partners : • Municipalities • Companies • Publics and parapublic organizations • Non-profit organizations • Linking and knowledge transfer centre • Universities • … Soutien à la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM Soutien à la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM
  • 14. Research and Creativity Web Portal: www.recherche.uqam.ca Soutien à la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM Soutien à la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM
  • 15. Promoting research done at UQAM Making sure theFor UQAM, we also work institution is represented towards… in networks and creating new connections Promoting knowledge mobilization Soutien à la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM Soutien à la mobilAisation des connaissances - UQAM
  • 16. 11 Focus Cards: Units working on topics related to health Soutien à la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM Soutien à la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM
  • 17. Challenges• Partners’ issues – ultra-specialized research fields• Mapping (existing expertise – emerging expertise)• Internal communication - coherence• Distrust (support vs control)• To build credibility and to be identified• Planning and adapting along the way• To assess the impact• … => Intercultural mediation ? Soutien à la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM Soutien à la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM
  • 18. What’s Next?• Providing meeting spaces• Joining research projects• Adjusting pilot projects• Creating assessment tools• … => Beyond the silos Soutien à la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM Soutien à la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM
  • 19. Knowledge Mobilization Support Université du Québec à Montréal Questions and Comments? Jérôme Elissalde Research and Creativity Office elissalde.jerome@uqam.ca 514 987 3000 ext. 3890 Luc Dancause Partnership and Innovation Support Office dancause.luc@uqam.ca 514 987 3000 ext. 4943 Twitter: @mdc_uqam
  • 20. CreditsAll of the photos are under a Creative Commons license. Please contact us for details Soutien à la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM