CFICE’s Knowledge Mobilization Hub
Geri Briggs, Canadian Alliance for Community Service-Learning
Elizabeth Whitmore, Professor Emeritus at Carleton University
Knowledge Mobilization encompasses all of the activities and tools created to help research be used practically.
The Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) hub provided knowledge mobilization services to the CFICE project as a whole. This hub also lead demonstration projects focused on explaining the role of knowledge mobilization within a variety of community-campus partnerships.
The KMb hub worked from the position that knowledge mobilization is:
- An expanding field
- Has an underlying goal of increasing the real-world application of research.
Knowledge Mobilization News, Resources, and Research
Check out the KMb Hub’s news, resources, and research below.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Impact Strategy Assessment Checklist for Grant Applications
In January 2018, York University and the KT Core of Kids Brain Health Network partnered to assemble a checklist for assessing the completeness of knowledge mobilization strategies for research projects and grant applications. This checklist can be used by individual researchers, project teams, and/or impact practitioners.This checklist can...
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Call for Content: 2018 Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum — Deadline March 30, 2018
The Institute for Knowledge Mobilization is inviting practitioners, researchers, academics, activists, social innovators, research funders, science educators and communicators, citizen scientists, policy-makers, non-governmental organizations, artists, interested community groups, and citizens to share their views and experience on innovative...
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Humans of CFICE: Erin Martel
by Erin Martel, CFICE Communications Research Assistant Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) is a project that aims to foster existing community-campus partnerships and identify new ways that post-secondary institutions and community organizations can better work together. Sharing information between these stakeholders is an...
Friday, July 21, 2017
Target Audiences: A lesson on fitting the message to the reader
by Magda Goemans, CFICE Evaluation and Analysis Research Assistant As the Evaluation and Analysis Working Group continues to consider lessons learned from Phase I hub demonstration projects, we are assembling recommendations for effective community-campus engagement (CCE) that have come out of these experiences. In thinking about how best to...
Friday, June 30, 2017
5 tips for sharing your research on social media
By Kate Wetterstrand, CFICE Secretariat Research Assistant In an age where social media is one of the most prominent and efficient ways of sharing information, it is important that, as researchers, we “recognize our social and digital media efforts as part of the research process.” In a project like CFICE, we aim to be...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Radio Documentary: Partnering for Change
The Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) project has accomplished alot in the first four years of the project. In Partnering for Change, a radio documentary created by CFICE volunteer Julie Bourassa, CFICE partners reflect on the personal and community impacts the CFICE project has had in Phase I. Download a PDF copy...
Friday, April 21, 2017
Job Opportunity: Fanshawe College seeks Research Facilitator
Fanshawe College is searching for a Research Facilitator to work with the Chair, Community and Industry Research, Centre for Research and Innovation. The Research Facilitator will be tasked to research, identify, analyze, and communicate funding opportunities for research and innovation opportunities. The Research assistant will also coordinate...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Job Opportunity: University of Saskatchewan seeks Knowledge Mobilization Specialist – Apply by 4:30pm, April 18, 2017
The University of Saskatchewan is searching for a Knowledge Mobilization (KM) specialist to assist with a $77.8-million grant entitled Global Water Futures (GWF). GWF is intended to transform the way communities, governments and industries in Canada, and other cold regions of the world, prepare for and manage increasing water-related threats. A...
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Journal Article and Plain Language Podcast: Information into knowledge – Navigating complexity in the CCE context
In this paper, titled Information into knowledge: navigating the complexity in the campus community engagement context, the authors draw on two case studies from a current research project investigating the impact of campus-community engagement (CCE) to examine how the fundamental functions for effective knowledge mobilization were used. The K*...
Friday, March 10, 2017
Video: Building a Better Webinar – Webinar Recording
On Thursday, March 9, 2017 CFICE presented its first webinar in its new webinar series. Titled, Building a better webinar: A view through experience and research into best practices, the webinar presenters, Jeannie An and Jill Bedford, walked attendees through key tips and pointers for creating the best possible webinar to reach your target...
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Report and Plain Language Podcast: Webinar Best Practices – A Summary of Existing Recommendations
Despite what the name and definition of ‘webinar’ might have you believe (i.e. “web-based seminar”), webinars aren’t just seminars presented in an online environment. Of course, many have jumped on the webinar bandwagon with the idea that they can easily translate an in-person presentation to a webinar platform. But the major difference...
Monday, February 27, 2017
A Webinar on Webinars! Why you should attend!
by Carly Foubert, CFICE Communications RA We’ve all attended webinars before. They’re interesting in theory and have so much potential, but in practice, it's often difficult to stay engaged in the topic. That’s why we're doing a webinar on webinars! On Thursday, March 9, from 2-3pm EST, join us for Building a better webinar:...
Monday, November 21, 2016
Social Innovation and Universities
by Omar Elsharkawy, CFICE Admin RA Social innovation has become a trendy word that gets thrown around a lot and for good reason. Social innovation is becoming increasingly popular in the community development, and community-campus engagement sectors. To understand what social innovation is and why it’s important for community-campus engagement,...
Monday, November 14, 2016
How Community-Campus Partnerships for Health uses Community Based Participatory Research
by Carly Foubert, CFICE Communications RA Traditional research follows a top-down approach with specific roles in the process: there is a researcher and there is a subject of study. Although the study may follow an empiricist or an interpretivist approach, the researcher has rule over the direction of the study, method selected (mainly...
Friday, October 21, 2016
Presentation: Sharing CCE Insights with Second Year Social Work Students
On October 3, CFICE's Bessa Whitmore was a guest speaker for a second year undergrad course on Research Methods at Dalhousie University's School of Social Work. During this talk, Bessa shared some of her own experiences with community-campus engagement (CCE) work, including some of the opportunities and challenges she's encountered. The goal was...
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Have No Fear, its Crystal Clear: What Successful Science Publications can teach us about Knowledge Mobilization
by Carly Foubert, CFICE Communications RA Science can be scary. It can be complex, overwhelming, and difficult to understand at times—frustrating even. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Movies and television may have propagated the image of the crazed and frenzied scientist for years, but its time to ditch that stereotype! And...
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
5 Trends for Mobilizing Research in 2016
by Carly Foubert, CFICE Communications RA Within the realm of academia, knowledge mobilization is considered an essential aspect of research, especially in the humanities and social sciences. Universities tap into many knowledge mobilization tips and tricks to access a broader audience and make information regarding programs, events, and the...
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Humans of CFICE: Elizabeth Whitmore
by Amy Richardson, CFICE Communications RA Since the beginning of the Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) project in 2012, Elizabeth (Bessa) Whitmore has held a lead role on the team. Whitmore was the co-lead of the Knowledge Mobilization Hub in the first phase of CFICE, and now is transitioning to the CCE Brokering...
Friday, July 1, 2016
Uniting Canada’s Vision with the Campfire Project
by Amy Richardson, CFICE Communications RA Today, for Canada’s 149th birthday, we celebrate all the things that make us proud to be Canadian. We do that in different ways – from sporting the maple leaf, to eating a Beavertail, watching fireworks or sharing a story around a campfire. Together, we unite for one day...
Friday, June 24, 2016
Knowledge Mobilization Planning Toolkit
Does your organization need to convey a message but you keep hitting road bumps? Stuck trying to figure out who exactly your audience is and how to engage them? Or maybe you're struggling to decide how to bring partners to the table or what resources you'll need? Fret no more! This interactive knowledge mobilization...
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Social Sciences and Knowledge Mobilization
by Mitchell White-Richard, CFICE volunteer While it may appear simple, mobilizing knowledge is something quite complex. There are many factors that tie into how knowledge is shared and accessed, which is where a lot of the complexities lie. Social sciences are able to shed light onto what knowledge mobilization is and how we share and...
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Writing for the Web: 5 Easy Tips
by Julie Bourassa, CFICE Volunteer Writing blog posts and articles can be daunting – especially if you're used to writing academically! But CFICE does a lot of interesting and important work, and we want to share this information. To help with this effort, CFICE members are encouraged to write and contribute content for CFICE’s...
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Catching up with past CFICE students – Christine Ackerley
by Amy Richardson, CFICE Communications RA What started as a part time job during university, turned into a passion. Christine Ackerley worked with the Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) project during her undergraduate degree in Journalism at Carleton University. From September 2014 to May 2015, Ackerley assisted the...
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Plain Language Podcast: Transformative Research as Knowledge Mobilization
This plain language podcast is based on an article titled Transformative Research as Knowledge Mobilization: Transmedia, bridges, and layers by Colin R. Anderson and Stéphane M. McLachlan. In their article, they discuss several different strategies for making academic research more accessible. Download a copy of the podcast transcript. Podcast...
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Report: Closing the Loop – Community Engaged Pedagogy in Business Courses
Closing the Loop: Community Engaged Pedagogy in Business Courses is a CACSL and Carleton Raven's Den-funded CFICE evaluation project that looks at the impact on Sprott School of Business's community partners of adopting a community service learning approach to pedagogy. Over a number of years and across a variety of courses, Sprott has...
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Partners in Action: University of Victoria’s Office of Community-Based Research
by Carly Foubert, CFICE Volunteer The Office of Community-Based Research at the University of Victoria is a partner of CFICE’s Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) hub. For the past three and a half years they have been working in conjunction with local community organizations, university students, and faculty on a project titled “Embracing community...
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Presentation: KMb Partner Shares ‘Embracing Community Outcomes’ Learnings
On February 3, 2016, partners of the Knowledge Mobilization hub research project, Embracing community outcomes: Using student engagement as knowledge mobilization, came together over breakfast to share and discuss the themes emerging as part of their project findings. The project examined student experiences of community-campus engagement, and...
Friday, April 1, 2016
Tool: Knowledge Mobilization Outline
Have you ever wished you had a basic outline that would take you through the various questions you need to answer in order to formulate a knowledge mobilization plan for your organization? If so, look no further! The Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) Hub of Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) has you covered. Download...
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Scholarship: 2016 Canadian KM Forum – Apply by March 31, 2016
Applications for up to eight K* scholarships are now being solicited from Canadian research trainees and early career professionals who are attending the Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum. Preference will be given to individuals presenting a poster or oral presentation. These scholarships, valued at $500 each, will be used to help offset...
Monday, March 14, 2016
We want to hear from YOU!
Have your say. Take our survey! Have you heard? CFICE is making some exciting new changes! As was proposed in our initial SSHRC application, CFICE is getting ready to transition to Phase II of our work. In order to transition smoothly, we want to hear from YOU regarding how you might want to be...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
What is Knowledge Mobilization?
Knowledge Mobilization. As researchers, we all do it, whether we realize it or not. But what exactly IS Knowledge Mobilization and what does it entail? Peter Levesque, President and Director of the Institute for Knowledge Mobilization responds to these questions and more in his introductory video to the meaning of knowledge mobilization....
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Call for Proposals: Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum
The Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum 2016 is seeking your presentation proposals! Hosted by York University, the event anticipates over 200 employees to converge in downtown Toronto at the Peter Giligan Centre of the Hospital for Sick Children on June 28 and 29. In addition to the forum days, a reception will be held the...
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Tools: How to make research relevant to the media
by Amy Richardson, CFICE Communications RA You’re an academic who’s uncovered groundbreaking research after years of testing. You know the topic inside and out; you’re the expert. A news agency calls you to talk about your findings and you couldn’t be more excited. While conducting the pre-interview, they ask you to simplify the complex...
Monday, January 11, 2016
From Content Providers to Strategic Mobilizers
by Bessa Whitmore, Academic Co-lead of CFICE's Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) Hub I first thought of knowledge mobilization (KM) as providing content to particular audiences. (For an academic, this usually means journal articles read by other academics.) Attending the KM Forum (2013) really opened my eyes to a much broader vision of what KM can...
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Humans of CFICE: Lily Haines
by Omar Elsharkawy, CFICE Admin RA https://youtu.be/Y3pPC5XqmlY At Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE), we are inspired to work every day because of our enthusiastic, dynamic, and successful team, which aims to really make a difference in their respective communities. Lily Haines is CFICE’s current Knowledge...