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In collaboration with CivicLabTO, York University is proud to offer a four-session, non-credit course for all Higher Education Institution partners and City of Toronto policy professionals to deepen their understanding in knowledge mobilization. 

This series is aimed at students, professors and staff interested in knowledge mobilization. Led by Knowledge Mobilization staff at York University and with content drawn from its successful MobilizeYU course, participants will gain access to tools, resources and tips to maximize the impact of their research and community-campus engagement efforts. 


Content will be available online to support a self-directed learning environment (readings and pre-recorded lectures). Monthly real-time, online sessions will also be provided. Here, participants will learn from leaders in knowledge mobilization and have time to explore questions and their own interests relating to the subject matter. Optional assignments will strengthen the curriculum and enrich the learning experience. 



Session One / 12:00-1:00pm

Introduction and Overview of Knowledge Mobilization

Guest Speaker:

Cathy Malcolm-Edwards, Carleton University 

"The Importance of a Knowledge Broker"



Session Two / 12:00-1:00pm

Partnerships and Good Practices in Knowledge Mobilization 

Guest Speaker:

Mat Krepicz, City of Toronto 

"Understanding Research to Policy Processes in the City of Toronto" 



Session Three / 10:30-11:30am

Research Communications and Community-Campus Engagement

Guest Speaker:

Prof. Danielle Robinson, Co-Director, York Capstone Program, York University 

"Institutional Opportunities for Public Policy Engagement"



Session Four / 12:00-1:00pm

Evaluation and Impact 

Guest Speaker:

Dr. David Phipps, Assistant Vice-President, Research Strategy and Impact, York University

"Developing a Plan for Research Impact"

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