CCL/SSHRC Knowledge Mobilization Symposium: May 15-18, 2008 - Harrison Hot Springs, BC (2008)

Final Report

In May 2008, the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) co-sponsored a symposium on knowledge mobilization with the goal of stimulating discussion about a variety of questions related to that concept.

The symposium was divided into four main themes: knowing knowledge mobilization; practising knowledge mobilization; enhancing knowledge mobilization; and researching knowledge mobilization.

Symposium participants were united in their belief that knowledge mobilization can play a significant role in bridging the gap between research producers and research consumers. This role is likely to grow in importance as the appetite for evidence-based and research-informed practice and decision-making continues to grow.

At the same time, the authors note, knowledge mobilization organizations and practitioners must compete for attention in highly information-rich societies; establish their credibility; and adapt to the uneven and unpredictable capacity of decision-makers to understand, consume, and conduct research.

The report also contains suggestions for action that participants felt would help further the knowledge mobilization agenda in Canada.

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Benjamin Levin. CCL/SSHRC Knowledge Mobilization Symposium: May 15-18, 2008 - Harrison Hot Springs, BC 2008. Web. 24 Oct. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/ccl/levin_report_en/levin_report_en.pdf>
Benjamin Levin (2008). CCL/SSHRC Knowledge Mobilization Symposium: May 15-18, 2008 - Harrison Hot Springs, BC. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/ccl/levin_report_en/levin_report_en.pdf
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