Knowledge Brokering & Partnership Support

Central to the work of the Knowledge Mobilization Unit at York University is brokering collaborative research projects and activity. We seek to connect York University researchers (faculty and graduate students) with community organizations, business and industry leaders, and policy professionals in all levels of government. Our knowledge brokers will help support researchers to build a mutually beneficial relationship with prospective non-academic partners.

York’s leadership within the ResearchImpact network also opens up collaborative opportunities across the country. Knowledge brokers at 11 Canadian universities support relationship building and collaborative project development across the country.

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  • Since 2006 we have brokered over 450 collaborative projects
    and activities
  • We have built an extensive network with leading practitioners
    and public policy professionals in York Region, within the
    province of Ontario and throughout the Greater Toronto Area
  • Through established relationships with Mitacs, we can lead
    support for graduate student internship project development
  • York’s leadership in ResearchImpact, Canada’s knowledge
    mobilization network, can help connect researchers and key
    decision makers from across the country