Tuesday, April 25, 2017
9:00 am-3:30 pm

Liu Institute for Global Issues, Multipurpose Room
Please RSVP for this event. Lunch will be provided. To register, please visit

How can your doctoral research be mobilized to engage different publics, and especially in ways to inform policy? What are some models and best practices for knowledge mobilization to make an impact in the “real world”? Featuring Dr. David Phipps, the head of York University’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit, as well as experts dwelling at the intersection of academia and policymaking, this full-day and hands-on workshop offers doctoral students a comprehensive introduction to the tools for mobilizing their work with a view to plan and assess impact.

9:00 – 9:15 AM Opening remarks
9:15 – 9:45 AM Policy 101 – Connecting Policy, Research and Media
By: Michelle Stack
How does policy affect my research? How does research affect policy? What are some basic policy processes? 10 min for Q&A
5 min break Break
10:00 –1:00 PM Understanding and Designing Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) – Studio Session
By: David PhippsContent:  Relevance of KMb, types of KMb models, planning and designing effective KMb goals, objectives and tools.
1:00 – 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 PM International panel of KMb experiences & Professors working with Government
Moderated by: Michael Griffin1) Nadja Kunz, Liu Institute for Global Issues/Keevil Mining School
2) Benjamin J. Goold, Peter A. Allard School of Law
3) Joanna Mendell, Knowledge Broker, BC Centre on Substance Use
10 min break Break
3:10 – 3:30 PM Engaging academia and policy   / wrap up of the day
By: Moura Quayle, David Phipps, Marcelo Bravo
End of the day Feedback and other announcements.