Knowledge mobilization is a research practice that, like most research, begins with particular questions that build collaborations and end with translating that knowledge into action. Knowledge mobilization is a creative and exciting way that academic research can create tangible, useful, and useable solutions within our local, national, and global communities today. Within research, this includes all of the activities, results, and participants that contribute and make use of the knowledge gathered within research contexts. As a community based practice, knowledge mobilization strategies can assist in creating more supportive, accessible, effective, and reciprocal partnerships across the research process.
The Institute for Community Engaged Research (ICER) is a collaborative and interdisciplinary research space at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan. ICER is committed to "research that supports diversity, equity, and social justice, the Institute facilitates the participation of community members, organizations, students, and academics as co-researchers."
As a Community and Knowledge Mobilizer with ICER, Madelaine co-designed and facilitated a variety of workshops that focused on creative ways to share research and knowledge. Madelaine co-designed an engagement framework and resource guide which seeks to foster relationships between students, ICER, and the larger community within the Okanagan. As a part of this project, Madelaine co-authored "Knowledge Mobilization: A Resource Guide for Communities" with Joanne Carey and Dr. Christine Schreyer at UBCO. This open access guide will published and available in 2021 through ICER Press, UBCO.
If you are interested in learning more about Community and Knowledge Mobilization, please contact Madelaine at firstname.lastname@example.org or navigate to her contact page here.