The Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization, developed by CESI in collaboration with Open Learning and Educational Development, is a professional development opportunity offered entirely online. Through three eight-week courses, participants learn to identify and address barriers to knowledge mobilization, and use tools and techniques to enhance the impact of research and facilitate the development of evidence-informed policy and practice.
The Research Shop employs graduate students from across the University of Guelph to participate in research projects in collaboration with community organizations to address important research needs. Students receive training and work experience related to community-engaged scholarship and knowledge mobilization, while participating in projects that positively impact our partners and the wider community.
The Research Shop works with local and regional organizations and collaborations to carry out high impact community-engaged scholarship. We often collaborate with the social services and non-profit sectors, however the topics of research are diverse and reflect the needs of all our partners. Working in teams, Research Shop students, staff, and community partners review existing research, conduct community-based research, and mobilize knowledge. This work allows the Research Shop to: