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Knowledge mobilization: Resources and tips to get started

 

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Knowledge mobilization is an intentional approach to help facilitate two-way knowledge exchange between researchers and community (practitioners, policy makers, public) through collaboratively building research, engaging with research outputs and products, and translating findings to enhance the real-world impact of research on society.

How SFU's Knowledge Mobilization Officer can support you

Some of the ways we can work with you:

  • Help with developing knowledge mobilization plans for grant applications.
  • Support to initiate your knowledge mobilization strategy post-award.
  • Identifying SFU resources to support your knowledge mobilization activities.
  • Request tailored training in principles and skills of knowledge mobilization.

If you need help, please contact Lupin Battersby, Knowledge Mobilization Officer, at  or 778.782.7434.

Knowledge mobilization strategies and tools

Build community relationships

Ways to build relationships with your stakeholders and partners:

Use plain language

Use plain language practices when communicating with stakeholders and partners:

Create data visualizations

Data visualizations let your readers explore your research in new ways.

Get creative with interactive data visualizations, diagrams, and infographics:

Host or take part in community events

Engage your community through activities and events:

Connect with journalists and traditional media

Attend an SFU Communications and Marketing workshop, such as:

Get listed in the SFU Media Experts Directory to be contacted by journalists for comment on topical issues. 

Connect with your faculty communicator.  

Get the word out with other forms of media

Share your work through various media platforms:

Evaluate the impact

Be sure to track and assess the impact of your knowledge mobilization activities: