Knowledge mobilization workshop series


Please join us for one or both free workshops facilitated by knowledge mobilization experts Michael Johnny, Manager of Knowledge Mobilization for York University and Matthew Shulman, Executive Director of Peel-Halton-Dufferin Adult Learning Network (PHDALN). Workshops are hosted by the University of Victoria's (UVic) Research Partnerships and Knowledge Mobilization unit (RPKM). 

DateTuesday, February 6

Location: UVic

Workshops are free and open to UVic graduate students, faculty members, research support staff and post-doctoral fellows only.

Registration closed on Tuesday, January 23, 12 a.m. midnight PT.



Clear language writing and design 

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

This hands-on session will provide participants an opportunity to create a two-page research summary. Using clear language writing and design principles and a template for research summary development which is being used by many members of the Research Impact Canada network, participants will leave this 3-hour session having drafted a ResearchSnapshot™. Within this session, the group will discuss other knowledge products and the opportunities for clear language principles to better support knowledge mobilization.

Please note that you will be required to review an academic journal article prior to this workshop. You will be sent the article and further information prior to the workshop.

This workshop is facilitated by Michael Johnny and Matthew Schulman. More information about the facilitators is available below. 

Knowledge mobilization strategy building 

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Granting councils are asking more and more for researchers to identify a knowledge mobilization (KMb) or knowledge translation (KT) strategy. This 2-hour hands on session will allow participants to develop and present a KMb strategy framework for their work using several emerging tools in existence. There will be time for discussion around the tools shared and questions which researchers and staff may have about incorporating this knowledge into practice.

This workshop is facilitated by Michael Johnny. More information about the facilitator is available below. 

About the facilitators

Michael Johnny

Michael Johnny is the Manager of Knowledge Mobilization for York University, holding this position since 2006. Michael has an MA in Canadian and Native Studies from Trent University, having researched policy implications for Native literacy in Ontario. He has close to 15 years of experience in educational research and development with specific skills in program development, strategic planning, program evaluation, stakeholder consultation, and policy development and analysis. He has experience working both in a university research environment and at the community level planning, implementing and evaluating social programs. Michael’s interests aside from mobilizing knowledge are golf, baking and camping.





Matthew Shulman

Matthew Shulman trains professionals and students in the principles of clear writing and design. He specializes in the area of academic research translation for general audiences. His "Write for the Reader" training series has helped to improve the communication techniques of many academic, government and community organizations.

Matthew champions the importance of literacy and lifelong learning in all facets of life. Complementing his work as clear writing trainer, Matthew has been the Executive Director of Peel-Halton-Dufferin Adult Learning Network (PHDALN) since 2004.

PHDALN is a registered charitable organization proudly serving the communities of Peel, Halton and Dufferin and 12 LBS service providers since 1993. These programs provide free Essential Skills upgrading to more than 3000 adults every year.





Sorry, registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact [email protected] for more information.