2023 President’s Annual Report
Linking research to action
Right the Future

Mobilize YU is accelerating knowledge mobilization (KMb)

Led by Innovation York, MobilizeYU is an eight-week course designed for faculty researchers, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, staff, alumni, and community partners who are interested in learning more about Knowledge Mobilization (KMb). Taught by leading KMb professionals and researchers, participants learn about theoretical and practical aspects of effective KMb.  

York University partnered with several organizations to offer its impactful KMb program, including: 

  • Leading a Research Impact Canada (RIC) version of the course, offered to 30+ member institutions. The 8-week, self-directed online course benefited 327 participants. 
  • Working with the Canadian Association of Gerontology – Student Connection for a second year to offer over 70 gerontology graduates across Canada with pre-recorded content featuring gerontological researchers and community partners who helped illustrate lectures through real-world examples.  
  • Partnering with United Way Greater Toronto Area (UWGTA) to offer a version of MobilizeYU for community serving organizations based on a community needs assessment conducted by York University. In Fall 2022 and Winter 2023, UWGTA and York offered sessions including Knowledge Mobilization Introduction and Planning; Data Equity and Inclusive Knowledge Mobilization Practices; Effective Partnerships; Research Communications; Impact and Evaluation. In total, 121 unique organizations and close to 400 unique participants attended.