What is Knowledge Mobilization?

CESI Knowledge Mobilization Definition

Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) can be defined in many ways, some of which are shared below. At CESI, we believe that KMb is an integral element of critical community-engaged scholarship, and see knowledge-sharing, dialogue, and recognition of multiple forms and locations of knowledge as crucial parts of our collaborative practice. KMb is integrated into our community-engaged practice including the CETL program, The Guelph Lab, and the Research Shop, as well as being a distinct program at CESI.

SSHRC Knowledge Mobilization Definition

Knowledge mobilization relates to the flow of knowledge and information among multiple individuals and groups, leading to intellectual, social, and economic benefits. Knowledge mobilization aims to allow the exchange of research knowledge both between university researchers and the wider community, and across different academic disciplines.

(Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, 2010)