Knowledge Mobilization: Lessons Learned from a Decade of Impact

Date & Time

Thursday, 28 September 2017
13:00 to 16:00


Blusson Spinal Cord Centre

Offered by

Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, Graduate Pathways to Success, and the Public Scholars Initiative

Registration Closed / Past Event


What is Knowledge Mobilization? It is a suite of services, tools and processes that enhances the two-way connection and collaboration between research and partners to maximize the social, economic, health and environmental impacts of research. 

The Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute in collaboration with Graduate Pathways to Success and the Public Scholars Initiative present: Knowledge Mobilization: Lessons learned from a decade of impact. Join us for an afternoon with Dr. David Phipps, an internationally recognized expert in Knowledge Mobilization where we will discuss strategies and experiences in designing a knowledge moblization plan.

David Phipps has been leading initiatives to maximize the impacts of research for more than a decade. More than commercialization and entrepreneurship his practice focuses on social, health, cultural, environmental and economic impacts. David will cover some principles of impact that will help researchers, students, funders, and partners work together to make impacts for local and global citizens. He will then work with a local project to explore how these principles look in practice.

Workshop Facilitator:  David Phipps, Ph.D., MBA

Dr. David Phipps is Executive Director, Research & Innovation Services, Division of Vice-President Research & Innovation with York University where he manages research grants and agreements including knowledge and technology transfer for York University, including York’s award winning Knowledge Mobilization Unit. The KMb Unit provides services to researchers, community organizations and government agencies who wish to use policy and practice related research to inform public policy and professional practice. In addition to other awards and recognition, he has been named the most influential knowledge mobilizer in Canada. He received the 2015 Research Management Excellence Award and 2015 President’s Award for Innovation in Knowledge Mobilization. In 2015 he was named the Gordon and Jean Southam Fellow from the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

Registration Information

Please register at the event page. Registration is limited to 30 Graduate Students. 


If you have a disability or medical condition that may affect your full participation in the event, please email, 604-827-4578, well in advance of the event.