At the CCK, we work closely with research teams to determine the best strategies for engaging key audiences and making research results clear, accessible, and relevant.
We’re passionate about shining a light on all the groundbreaking research being done across Toronto Metropolitan University, and we want to make sure that communities outside of our walls care about and benefit from the work we do.
By conceptualizing knowledge mobilization as an active, ongoing, and participatory process, the CCK actively plans and anticipates how people will use information, and how information will impact society. We use creative methods for communicating research and strive to create powerful moments of discovery and insight that lead to action.
The goal of knowledge mobilization (KMb) is to put research into action by developing creative ways of engaging and communicating with groups outside of the university or research institution.
There are many different terms to describe the act of communicating research: knowledge translation, knowledge transfer, research dissemination – to name a few. In contrast to some of the more traditional terms, knowledge mobilization describes an active approach for ensuring that research is relevant, useful and accessible – one that strives to integrate KMb activities throughout the research process. These activities may focus on working with communities in the co-production of knowledge, influencing policymakers, spreading awareness around a particular issue, or communicating important information to non-experts.
– Keith Lindsey