MobilizeU Summer 2021

MobilizeU Summer 2021

MobilizeU is a course designed for faculty researchers, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, staff, alumni, and community partners who are interested in learning more about Knowledge Mobilization (KMb).

This summer, MobilizeU will be presented in collaboration with Memorial University of Newfoundland and the University of Winnipeg.

Interested participants can apply to participate in the 8 week self-directed online course. Taught by leading KMb professionals and researchers, participants will learn about theoretical and practical aspects of effective KMb.

The course will take place June 1 to July 27, 2021 using a private online platform and Zoom. Details are found below. Details are found below.

8-Week Course

Online Course
June 1 to July 27, 2021

Leading KMb

Professionals and Researchers
Teach this Online Course

Learn

About Theoretical and Practical
Aspects of Effective KMb

Apply Now

Applications are due before 5:00 pm EST on Friday, May 28, 2021.

FAQS

Who can apply?

Anyone interested in learning more about knowledge mobilization may apply to take the course but preference will be given to York University, Memorial University of Newfoundland or University of Winnipeg faculty, postdocs, staff, graduate students and alumni who have graduated in the last two years.

How much does it cost?

The course will be free for York University, Memorial University of Newfoundland and the University of Winnipeg faculty, postdocs, staff, graduate students and alumni who have graduated in the last two years. $100- Community partners involved in research projects with York University, Memorial University of Newfoundland or University of Winnipeg researchers OR York University, Memorial University of Newfoundland or University of Winnipeg Alumni who graduated more than two years ago.  $300- All others

What are the course dates?

The course will run from Tuesday, June 1 to Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Content for each week’s topic, including videos and resources, will be uploaded to the course online platform every Tuesday morning starting on June 1. Participants can watch the videos whenever it suits them best. The recorded video will be complimented by a weekly live session which will happen every Tuesday afternoon at 2:30-4:00 EDT (UTC/GMT -4 hours) starting June 8. The live session will feature guest speakers who will address the weekly topic and give participants a chance to ask any questions they may have about the weekly topic. These sessions will also be recorded and made available to watch later.

Where will the sessions take place?

The summer version of MobilizeU will be a self-directed online version of the course. Each week new videos and resources will be uploaded to a private online platform. Participants can watch the videos whenever they like. We will also be scheduling weekly live zoom meetings featuring guest speakers who will address the weekly topic and allow participants to ask any questions they may have.

What is the time commitment each week?

The course will typically take up to 3.5 hours each week to complete. This would include time to watch the prerecorded videos, attend the weekly live session, review resources and complete the optional assignment.

What topics will be covered?

Topic to be covered will include: Introduction to Knowledge Mobilization; Ethical Considerations; Building Partnerships; KMb Planning: Tools and Templates; Research Communications; Knowledge Products for Dissemination; Planning Collaborative Events; Impact and Evaluation

Is a course certificate available?

Yes, participants who either attend 6 of the 8 weekly live sessions or who complete 6 short assignments based on the weekly topics are eligible to receive a course certificate.

WHAT IS KNOWLEDGE MOBILIZATION (KMb) ANYWAYS?

Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) is a suite of services that enhances the two-way connection between researchers and community stakeholders so that research and evidence can inform decisions about public policy and professional practice.

CONTACT

For more information, please contact Krista Jensen, Knowledge Mobilization Officer at kejensen@yorku.ca