Knowledge Mobilization

Knowledge mobilization promotes a two-way flow of knowledge between researchers and end-users of research (in government, industry or the community). It ensures that the latest scientific information is accessible to those who need it to make decisions that will make an impact on society, the environment and the economy.

Whether you’re a researcher looking for support in developing or executing your knowledge mobilization plan, an end-user in practice, policy or the community, or you are just curious to learn about knowledge mobilization, our team is here to answer your questions.

Knowledge mobilization is important because it helps to improve the relevance, uptake and application of research knowledge to inform decisions made by practitioners and policy-makers throughout the agri-food sector.

At the Research Innovation Office, we support knowledge mobilization in a variety of ways, including:

  • Developing strategies and proposals to maximize the uptake of research
  • Connecting researchers and end-users with common interests
  • Supporting ongoing communication and partnerships
  • Clearly communicating research knowledge to a non-academic audience
  • Training researchers to use plain language when communicating research
  • Evaluating the uptake and impact of research knowledge

We’d love to work with you! Please contact Elizabeth Shantz, Knowledge Mobilization Manager at eshan@uoguelph.ca for more information. Likewise, please check back frequently to access knowledge mobilization resources and to learn about opportunities for training in knowledge mobilization.