Research Event Planning

Knowledge Mobilization is a social process, therefore meeting and interacting with stakeholders is an important approach to engagement, partnership building and impact. We have tools to support your research team in developing and delivering events for your researchers and collaborators that will produce positive results. We can provide you with access to technological tools to strengthen your events and outreach capacity.

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Examples of event formats we have helped to deliver include:


  • KM in the AM thematic meetings- local, introductory and
    exploratory meetings that explore synergies between
    researchers and non-academic leaders
  • Lunch and Learn Series – brief meetings to share policy and
    practice-relevant research findings
  • Symposia – larger-scale targeted meetings with policy
    leaders to present information on specific topic areas (often
    jointly identified)
  • Custom formats to suit your research and stakeholder

KM in the AM

The KMb Unit offers thematic breakfast events in the community that provides a space for community, industry and government agencies as well as York faculty and graduate students to meet and interact. Past topics of KM in the AM include: mental health; immigration and settlement; youth homelessness; arts and culture; recreation, sports, and leisure; literacy; and homelessness and poverty.

KMB Expo

Since 2008, the KMb Unit has held an annual Expo to celebrate the successes of KMb partnerships made between York University and York Region and to faciliate future collaborations between KMb stakeholders. The KMb Expo features presentations by keynote speakers, concurrent workshops, breakout sessions that follow-up on our KM in the AM events, and other opportunities for discussion and networking. Participants have come from York University, a variety of community organizations, municipal and provincial government agencies.