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2013 Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum Jerome Elissalde Research Office Luc Dancause Partnership and Innovation Support Office Universite du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM)

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  • 1.Jrme Elissalde Research OfficeLuc Dancause Partnership and Innovation Support OfficeUniversit du Qubec Montral (UQAM)Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum 2013 - Mississauga June 3-4, 2013Supporting Knowledge Mobilization :From the roots to the fruits

2. Soutien la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAMAn InitiativeUniversit du Qubec Montral (UQAM) Midsized comprehensive universitySeptember 2010 : Two professionals hired Research Office Partnership and Innovation Support OfficeChallenges To better support research units To increase the accessibility of expertise To develop new ways to interact with partnersFor 7 faculties and schoolsSoutien la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM 3. Soutien la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAMStakeholders perspectives Researchers Students Research Unit Coordinators University Support Staff Executives Partners Granting agenciesChallenges Doing KMb SupportingKMbThinking Beyond thesilosActing Individually Collectively Institutionally 4. ACTIONS AND PITFALLS 5. Soutien la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAMStimulating reflection on KMb at theinstitutional level Actions Collaborative events* Website on KMb Pitfalls Not everybody is at the same level Some people feel as if their approachand/or status is being questioned Disciplinary barriersSoutien la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM 6. Soutien la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAMSoutien la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAMA collaborative KMb event81 people interested in KMb got together onNovember 23rd 2012 6 faculties represented, 40 coordinators and otherresearch support staff, 15 researchers, 10 studentsworking as research assistants, 8 executives, 8partners Discussion on perceptions, needs and goals Art of Hosting approachA simple event ? Rather an ongoing process !Soutien la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM 7. EXTERNALCOLLABORATIONSINTERNALCOLLABORATIONS Communications Services Student Services Recruitment Services Continuing EducationServicesPitfalls Time consuming Unknown pre-existingconnectionsSoutien la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM 8. Soutien la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAMCounseling and capacity developmentActions Support for research projects andpartnerships KMb planning tools CoP KMb and CommunicationsPitfalls Finding the right tone Finding the right format Flying under the radarSoutien la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM 9. Soutien la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAMIdentifying and promoting research expertiseActions Focus cards Communications Services Portraits of UQAM expertise in avariety of research areasPitfalls Outdated or incomplete databases Shortcomings of the system Promoting only starsSoutien la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM 10. Soutien la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAMConnecting researchers and practitionersActions Networking events External demandsPitfalls Organizations and researchers not working at the same rate Fear of shaking hands with the devilSoutien la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM 11. Soutien la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAMFacing KMb challengesTo improve, stakeholders must get better at understanding planning communicating collaborating evaluatingSoutien la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAM 12. Soutien la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAMWhats Next?Complex systemSoutien la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAMPromoteSupport capacitydevelopmentSystematizeprocedures Formalize our workSupport creation ofnew research unitsProvide meetingspacesDevelop alliances(internal & external)Have fun !Whats Next?Shared vision, shared leadershipand responsibility 13. www.mdc.uqam.camdc@uqam.caTwitter: @mdc_uqamKnowledge Mobilization SupportUniversit du Qubec MontralQuestions and Comments?Sign up! 14. www.mdc.uqam.ca 15. Soutien la mobilisation des connaissances - UQAMCreditsAll of the photos are under a Creative Commons license.Please contact us for details

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