one of our stories http://www.youtube.com/researchimpact#p/a/u/0/J15_lBz5mYU
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 for researchers – why? • Connect to make research matter • Connect to create opportunities for graduate students • Connect for access to more research funding • Because funders are asking them to connect.
KMb for universities – why? • Your researchers are doing it and need help • SSHRC, CIHR, health charities, IDRC etc. require it • We already do it for NSERC I2I, CIHR PoP • External reputation • University engagement
one of our stories Appui à la mise sur pied et au développement du Régime de retraite par financement salarial des groupes communautaires et de femmes The Pension Planning project has resulted in a pension plan for people who work in community- based organizations. Since 2008, the plan has grown from zero to ten million dollars. It now has 2300 members, and has received two prestigious awards – one from Benefits Canada and another from the Committee of Labour and Social Economy Community Action.
one of our stories Saskatoon Motherhood & AIDS Saskatoon, (1) A Program Inventory New program initiatives at Maternal Health Indian & Metis of all AIDS Service AIDS Saskatoon (in in the Context of Friendship Centre Organizations in Canada; development Aug 2011). HIV/AIDS and Saskatoon, Our (2) A Program Hepatitis-C: Circle Saskatoon, Assessment of services Programmatic Our Circle Prince offered by AIDS Implications Albert, Saskatoon Saskatoon; (3) 40 Health Region, West narrative interviews; (4) A Side Clinic, Youth Photovoice component: Co-Op, Nine Circles 13 interviews, 235 images, (Winnipeg), YWCA 1 public exhibit; (5) 26 (Saskatoon), All program access Nations Hope interviews; (6) Media (Regina), The 601 analysis North(Prince Albert); Univ. Saskatchewan Archaeology & Anthropology
York’s KMb Unit February 2006- December 2011 # Faculty Involved 240 # Graduate Students Involved 142 # Information sessions for faculty and students 166 # Information sessions for community 185 # collaborations brokered 246 # agencies involved in KMb partnerships 205 Community Partner funding raised $1.1M Research Contract funding raised $1.2M Total KMb associated grant funding raised $17.6M # web hits +4M # Research Summaries 173 # tweets 5447 #twitter followers 1845 # delicious bookmarks 244 # blog postings (+70,000 views) 294
ResearchImpact-RéseauImpactRecherche (RIR)Mandatemaximize the impact ofuniversity research onsociety by supportingknowledge (?) brokers
RIR GoalsWe will accomplish this mandate by deliveringon the following goals:• Building on excellence and experience to become a distributed network of expertise in knowledge mobilization practice• Developing and sharing knowledge mobilization tools• Providing a platform for knowledge brokering across RIR institutions• Being recognized as knowledge mobilization leaders nationally and in our regions• Serving as a national advocacy voice for knowledge mobilization• Engaging with other universities seeking to build capacity in knowledge mobilization
RIR Growth – why now?Funding agencies are focusingon these activities:Demand from other universitiesGlobal awarenessCreate a national forum forsharing and connecting acrossinstitutionsBecome excellent by partneringwith excellence
You have…• Established an institutional commitment to KMb and related activities• Dedicated at least one FTE-equivalent knowledge broker for institutional KMb• Dedicated a Director with KMb in his/her portfolio• Developed KMb tools and/or services to complement those developed by existing ResearchImpact universities• An interest in developing your own expertise
You will… • Identify one Director and at least one knowledge broker as main points of ResearchImpact contact as well as identify an executive academic authority for oversight of knowledge mobilization • Participate in monthly knowledge brokers’ teleconference • Director and Broker(s) will attend annual ResearchImpact meeting • Contribute to ResearchImpact communications including blog and twitter • Participate in and/or support joint presentations (for example at CAURA, Congress, CUExpo) • Provide $5,000 annually to ResearchImpact operations (web site, social media, communications, translation and evaluation) and approx. $5,000 travel
Really… It’s about 1-2 days per month Sun Mon Tues Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 HOLIDAY 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 ***************** 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ******************* 29 30 31
Process • Summer 2012: Information sessions (=consultations) • RIR meeting June 21, 2012: clarify call for new members • Fall 2012: Issue call for new members • January 2013: Results • 2013: Capacity Building Sessions