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Register now for the Fall 2020 Knowledge Mobilization workshop series

Join us this fall for a series of hands-on, interactive, online workshops on knowledge mobilization.

What is knowledge mobilization? 

Knowledge mobilization is about doing more with what we know. It 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.

Fall 2020 Knowledge Mobilization workshops

Planning, funding, and doing knowledge mobilization [Online]

Knowledge mobilization is all about ways we can do more with what we know to ensure research and community (practice, policy, public) comes together to have a positive impact on society. In this workshop, we introduce you to the language, strategies, and opportunities for doing more with what you know. Participants will work on developing a knowledge mobilization plan that can be used in grant proposals, partnership meetings, or to initiate their mobilizing activities. SFU’s Knowledge Mobilization Officer will facilitate this interactive session with Ali Moore, Assistant Head, SFU Library Research Commons, weaving illustrative case examples and KM planning activities with the content.

Learning Objectives:

  • Familiar with knowledge mobilization terminology including different disciplines
  • Able to consider using a KM model or framework to guide KM planning
  • Know the building blocks of writing a KM plan including setting goals, selecting strategies, and budgeting
  • Aware of SFU KM related supports and resources

Register for upcoming workshops

DatesLocation
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:30pmvia Zoom (link will be sent to participants 24 hours before the workshop/event begins)

Research impact evaluation 101 [Online]

Evaluations often inform decision-making. Evaluating your research impact can inform funders’, promotion committees’, and your community partners’ decisions about supporting your research. Research impact reaches well beyond journal impact factors, it includes all your research activities and outputs to engage or inform your community. Knowledge gained from evaluation can also help you to optimize the efficient use of resources invested in knowledge mobilization activities and thereby reduce waste. In this two hour, interactive workshop facilitated by experts in evaluation and knowledge mobilization you will be introduced to evaluating the impact of your knowledge mobilization efforts (engagement, communication, dissemination, etc.). Participants will leave with a preliminary draft of their logic model and evaluation plan with feedback and support from facilitators.

This two hour interactive workshop is facilitated by Susan Chunick and Lupin Battersby, experts in evaluation and knowledge mobilization. They will introduce you to evaluating the impact of your knowledge mobilization efforts (engagement, communication, dissemination, etc.) and guide you through drafting a logic model and evaluation plan.

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand the basics of evaluation (terminology, types, cycle)
  2. Understand what a logic model is and why it is useful
  3. Able to formulate evaluation questions
  4. Understand how to draft a logic model and evaluation plan

Register for upcoming workshops

DatesLocation
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 9:30am to 11:30amvia Zoom (link will be sent to participants 24 hours before the workshop/event begins)

Unlock Your Research Impact: A Lunch & Learn Series

This lunch & learn series provides a ‘how to’ introduction to different knowledge mobilization (KM) activities. Each session will be facilitated by a subject matter expert on a specific KM strategy for engaging, collaborating and sharing research with your community. A new KM strategy every month, open to all faculty, students, and staff interested in leveling up their research impact. Attend as many sessions as you like.

Unlock your research impact: Partnership Building for Research [Online]

Want to partner with the non-academic community on your research? Learn from the experts! A panel of community engaged researchers from SFU and UBC will share their experiences and key lessons learned.

Presenters:

  • Stuart Poyntz
  • Am Johal
  • Kari Grain
  • Tara Mahoony

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DatesLocation
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:15pmvia Zoom (link will be sent to participants 24 hours before the workshop/event begins)

Unlock your research impact: Blogging your research [Online]

Curious about research blogging, but not sure where to start? Join writer and science communication researcher Alice Fleerackers to learn tips and tricks for communicating your work to online audiences.

Presenter:

  • Alice Fleerackers

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DatesLocation
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:15pmvia Zoom (link will be sent to participants 24 hours before the workshop/event begins)

Unlock your research impact: Podcasting your research [Online]

Interested in starting your own podcast, but not sure how? Join podcaster Assistant Professor of Publishing Hannah McGregor (Secret Feminist Agenda, The SpokenWeb Podcast) to learn about the different styles of academic podcasts, the technological challenges of creating good audio, and the pleasures (and perils!) of building a public audience for your research.

Presenter:

  • Hannah McGregor

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DatesLocation
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:15pmvia Zoom (link will be sent to participants 24 hours before the workshop/event begins)

Unlock your research impact: Influencing Policy [Online]

How can your research inform policy? Zafar Adeel, Professor of Professional Practice in Resource and Environmental Management will introduce you to strategies for engaging and communicating with policy makers.

Presenter:

  • Zafar Adeel

Register for upcoming workshops

DatesLocation
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:15pmvia Zoom (link will be sent to participants 24 hours before the workshop/event begins)

Date(s)

September - December

Registration information

These workshops are free to attend, and everyone is welcome.  Registration is required to receive the Zoom connection details. Please register for each workshop individually, using the links above. 

Contact for further information

If you have questions, or would like further information, please email Lupin Battersby, Knowledge Mobilization Officer at lupin_battersby@sfu.ca

Interested in learning more about knowledge mobilization? Connect with the SFU Knowledge Mobilization Hub