Knowledge Mobilization

Research Shop 10th Anniversary Posters

The Research Shop is one of five programs through which the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute (CESI) fulfills its mandate to bring together community and campus skills and resources to directly support and carry out community-engaged scholarship and develop others' capacities tto do so. At the Research Shop, staff and graduate students work with local and regional organizations to design and carry out projects that address community research priorities.

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Poster
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CESI Special Project
Knowledge Mobilization
Research Shop

Varsha Jayasankar

Knowledge Mobilization and Design Assistant

Interests: Science communication, STEM education, knowledge translation, drug discovery, medicinal plants, microbiology.

Calla McLachlan

Communications Assistant

Interests: Evolutionary psychology, behavioural economics, consumer behaviour, knowledge mobilization.

Skills for Research Impact: Workshop Series

Skills for Research Impact is a monthly workshop series for faculty, research staff and graduate students interested in enhancing the impact of their research. Through nine hands-on sessions facilitated by impact experts, participants will learn how to successfully plan, execute and evaluate knowledge mobilization (or knowledge translation and transfer) activities.

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Event
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Knowledge Mobilization

Photo exhibit: Perspectives on community-university partnerships

Student learning can reach far beyond the classroom. Through community-engaged learning, faculty, students and community organizations partner to co-create research programs that have a real impact. The Community Engaged Scholarship Institute works to integrate community-driven research into the course context, introducing students to collaborative research and key issues of relevance in our community.

Program(s): 
CESI Special Project
Knowledge Mobilization

Emily Farrell

Headshot of Emily Farrell
Knowledge Mobilization and Design Assistant

Interests: Knowledge mobilization, the scholarship of teaching and learning, visual design, human nutrition, healthy aging, mixed methods research.

Shauna Sanvido

Headshot of Shauna Sanvido
Communications Assistant

Interests: Resilient cities, migration, social determinants of health, social policy, globalization, foreign relations.

Thematic Focus: Immigration & Refugees Projects

Starting in 2016, the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute has taken on a number research and knowledge mobilization projects to support the efforts of the Guelph-Wellington community to create a more welcoming and inclusive environment for immigrants in the context of the Syrian refugee crisis. These projects are part of our commitment to provide timely and engaged research supports, and leverage the University's research expertise for community benefit.

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Report
Presentation
Event
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CESI Special Project
Knowledge Mobilization

Clear Language Summaries

Many academic products, such as peer-reviewed journal articles and presentations, are inaccessible because of discipline-specific jargon and paywalls. In response to this issue, the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute obtained OMAFRA funding and offered clear language writing training for students and staff at the University of Guelph. Trainees produced over 130 clear language research summaries between 2011 and 2013. These summaries translate academic research into accessible language, creating a description that is easy to understand for all knowledge users.

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Clear Language Summary
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Knowledge Mobilization

Mobilizing Knowledge from the 2016 Guelph-Wellington Immigrant Survey

These three highlight sheets were created in order to help the Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership mobilize the findings and recommendations from its 2016 Immigrant survey report. They present key data on immigrants' 1) basic needs and belonging, 2) employment, education and training, and 3) access to services. The Local Immigration Partnership is using these visual summaries both as hand-outs and large-scale posters in order to share highlights from the report with a variety of stakeholders.

Author(s): 
Caroline Duvieusart-Dery, Mercerina Lychek, Jacqueline On, Kathleen Slemon
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Fact Sheet
Summary Report
Program(s): 
Knowledge Mobilization
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership