Knowledge Mobilization (KMb): Multiple Contributions & Multi-Production Of New Knowledge

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Knowledge Exchange at CAMH

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Many thanks to ResearchImpact’s MobilizeThis! blog for mention of my new position as Knowledge Exchange Events & Resources Planner. I started working with an amazing team at CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) in the Knowledge Exchange & Education division of the Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) – including my former colleague from the KM “bee”-hive at York University’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit, Jason Guriel.

Jason Guriel

The team is being lead by Executive Director Heather Bullock, who is also heading up EENet – the Evidence Exchange Network.

Heather Bullock

Along with my organizational abilities and experience in the field of knowledge mobilization, I am hoping to put my interests and skills in using social media for knowledge mobilization to great use. You can read the blog here.

Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) Clear Language Research Field Note: My Contribution

I’m excited to announce the recent publication and my contribution as co-author of a Field Note Describing the Development and Dissemination of Clear Language Research Summaries for University-Based Knowledge Mobilization

Along with Dr. David Phipps, the Director of Research Services and Knowledge Exchange at York University in Toronto, and Krista Jensen, York University’s Knowledge Mobilization Officer,  and Michael Johnny, Manager, Knowledge Mobilization at York University, I was privileged to be part of the research and writing team. It was a great honour to work with David, Krista and Michael – especially during my time volunteering in the Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) Unit at York University.

David, Krista and I also had a recent publication in which I was able to contribute as a co-author of an In-Tech Book Chapter entitled Applying Social Sciences Research for Public Benefit Using Knowledge Mobilization and Social Media.

As a Community-based participant and contributor to Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) it is my hope that these works will help promote the continued use of KMb for everyone to make the world a better place for everyone.

Opening Our New Book Chapter

Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) Book Chapter: My Contribution

I’m excited to announce the recent publication and my contribution as co-author of an In-Tech Book Chapter entitled "Applying Social Sciences Research for Public Benefit Using Knowledge Mobilization and Social Media". Along with Dr. David Phipps, the Director of Research Services and Knowledge Exchange at York University in Toronto, and Krista Jensen, York University’s Knowledge Mobilization Officer, I was privileged to be part of the research and writing team.

As a community-based Knowledge Mobilizer, my contribution focused on the literature review and Twitter research project data collection and statistical analysis, along with my development and presentation of the Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) model of sector interaction for social benefit – which I first published in my KMbeing blog post in January 2011.


It was a great honour to work with both David and Krista. David has also recently had another paper published of his collaboration with one of Knowledge Mobilization’s foremost experts in research utilization, Sandra Nutley (unfortunately, the paper is not available in open access yet – but a link to the paper is found here). Nutley is co-author of Using Evidence: How research can inform public services

Krista Jensen’s expertise on the use of social media, and her background in library science is of great value in her contribution to the literature review and book chapter writing about the use of social media for Knowledge Mobilization - and compliments my own practical use of social media, such as Twitter – along with my KMbeing blog to promote Knowledge Mobilization for social benefit.

The In-Tech book chapter is available to everyone in open access online. Our book chapter addresses the importance of social sciences for academics and non-academics - in research institutions and at the community level, and the important role of knowledge brokers - to address wicked problems, and enhance the research process and sharing of knowledge with the use of social media. It is my hope that it will promote the continued use of Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) to make the world a better place for everyone.


Merry Knowledge Mobilization (KMb)

I recently took to the ice to teach some knowledge brokers from York University’s KMb Unit how to curl – very, very basic lessons like how not to fall flat on your ass when on the ice.  It was part of their annual KMb Summit.

Curling – like knowledge mobilization (sharing knowledge for social benefit) – is another of my hobbies in life.

To all of my dedicated KMbeing blog followers and to new followers – I wish you all the very best for the holiday season and all the very best for knowledge mobilization in 2012!

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Happy Victoria Day!

To all of my Canadian KMbeing followers…

Happy Victoria Day!

KMbeing is enjoying the holiday.

Tweet a Mobilizer Event

Want to see how social media – especially microblogging on Twitter can be used to create a knowledge forum? I have been an “early-adoptor” of Twitter (as the online lingo says) and recognize microblogging as a valuable social media tool for Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) beyond the “what are you doing?” stage.

For all of my blog readers, if you’re interested in finding out more about Knowledge Mobilization and Knowledge Brokers IN REAL TIME…

Why not join me at the upcoming Tweet a Mobilizer event hosted by ResearchImpact and the Knowledge Mobilization Unit at York University.

It’s a great and easy-to-use way of connecting with others in the KMb community, and (as a side benefit) gain knowledge about how to use Twitter as a more effective social media tool.

Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Time: 12 noon to 1:00 pm EST

In order to take part in this event you must sign up for a Twitter account. If you don’t have a Twitter account, go to and click on the sign up button and follow the instructions to create a profile.

Here are the instructions on how to participate:

1- To sign in: sign into your profile on and then go to TweetChat at

2- To find us: type in KMbTaM in the ‘Enter hashtag to follow’ box

3- To join in: when you get to the conversation page, click the ‘Sign In’ button

4- To allow access: click ‘Allow’ for access

5- Tweet a Mobilizer: Type any questions, answers or comments and hit the ‘update’ button

Tweet You There!

Welcome To The New Website

Thanks for following me here to the NEW website.

You’ll find included here all the older KMbeing Knowledge Mobilization blogs (previously found at as well as many new ones that continue to explore the history, development, contributions and thought-provoking insight into Knowledge Mobilization.

The goal of this blog is to help improve the awareness and understanding of Knowledge Mobilization, and to increase exchange and engagement of knowledge among individuals using social media.

Thanks for your interest in Knowledge Mobilization, and for continuing to read and contribute to KMbeing.

Happy Holidays & A Happy New Year!

Many thanks to my family, friends, all of the KMbeing blog readers and their family and friends. Looking forward to mobilizing knowledge in 2011!

Knowledge Mobilization Works

(Gary Myers)

As a Digital Researcher, it is with great pleasure that I – along with fellow knowledge mobilizer David Yetman – join Peter Levesque, the managing Director of Knowledge Mobilization Works (KMbW).  David and I will be working with Peter as Associates continuing to bring greater awareness and value to knowledge mobilization nationally and internationally.

(David Yetman)

David’s deep thinking and work in public engagement, my research skills and interests in social media, along with both our community-university outreach experience brings a strong combination to Peter’s already proven leadership, community development and creative approaches to knowledge mobilization.

(Peter Levesque)

Working with Peter will help continue to provide innovative consulting and training services to organizations across Canada to improve their ability to use effective knowledge in their decision making.  As Peter continues to seek and select other skilled knowledge mobilizers to add to the KMbW network, I look forward to working with such a valuable team to develop and promote our clients interests in knowledge mobilization to make better decisions to produce better outcomes.