KMb Unit at York Learning Events

Monday, September 09, 2013 - Thursday, November 28, 2013

Fall 2013 KMb Unit Learning Events

The KMb Unit at York is providing the following sessions for York University researchers, staff and graduate students to help make their research relevant to professional practice and policy development.                   


Social Media 101 – This lunch hour session will provide an overview of social media tools and their relevance to collaborative research projects. Register now!

  • September 9           12:00 noon – 1:00 pm            Kaneff Tower, Room 519
  • November 12          12:00 noon – 1:00 pm            Kaneff Tower, Room 519


Social Media 201 – This session will provide more detailed information on the strategies and tools for social media tools and their relevance to collaborative research projects, such as analytics and partnering strategies. Register now!

  • October 9               9:30 am - 12:00 noon             Kaneff Tower, Room 626


Social Media Strategy Building -  Want to start using social media tools but don’t want to fall victim to “shiny object syndrome”? This hands on session will focus on getting a plan together and planning steps to implement it. Register now!  

  • September 16          9:30 am - 12:00 noon             Kaneff Tower, Room 626
  • November 18           9:30 am - 12:00 noon             Kaneff Tower, Room 626


Facebook – Facebook is the world's largest online social network with 1.15B users and counting. While facebook has become part of our daily personal lives for many us, how can this tool be used in professional, strategic ways for engagement and research dissemination?  Join us for this hands on session and learn how to set up a facebook page for your KMb efforts, and keep it separate from your personal account. Register now!

  • October 3                1:30 am - 4:00 pm                  Kaneff Tower, Room 626


Twitter – A 2.5 hour hands-on session where Twitter is introduced within a research context. Participants can set up an account and learn about practical applications for their research. Register now!

  • October 30             1:30 pm – 4:00 pm                York Lanes, Room 280A


O3 – O3 is an online collaborative tool for available free to researchers, which can facilitate effective and efficient collaboration (without flooding your email inbox!) Register now!

  • November 27           9:30 pm – 12:00 noon           York Lanes, Room 280A


Wordpress – Blogging is emerging as a popular medium to share information and express ideas. Researchers are finding interesting uses for blogs to complement their scholarship. Join us and learn what blogging can do to enhance your KMb efforts. Register now!

  • September 24         1:30 pm – 4:00 pm                Kaneff Tower, Room 626


Effective Community Engagement – What are successful practices in engaging community around research?  What needs to be considered to effectively engage, build relationships and strong partnerships outside of the university?  This 2.5 hour workshop will introduce values, examples of good practices and allow for dialogue to enhance your engagement efforts. Register now!

  • September 19           1:30 pm – 4:00 pm                York Lanes, Room 280A


Good Practices in KMb – Learn from examples at York U and across Canada.  What practices seem to work effectively?  How can we determine effectiveness?  How can I connect need to practice?  This 2.5 hour workshop will engage participants in the context of their own research projects. Register now!

  • November 20            1:30 pm - 4:00                     York Lanes, Room 280A


KMb and Communications – What are the intersections and where do these two diverge?  This 2.5 hour session will introduce you to knowledge mobilization; explore the relationships between the two and share examples on how they can complement one another and how they are unique. Register now!

  • October 8                9:30 am - 12:00 noon              York Lanes, Room 353B
  • November 7              9:30 am - 12:00 noon              York Lanes, Room 280A


KMb Strategy Building – Granting councils are asking more and more for research teams to identify their KMb strategy.  In this hands on session, learn about strategic elements, create a draft strategy for your project, and tips on how to present your strategy. Register now!

  • September 10          9:30 am – 12:00 noon             York Lanes, Room 280A
  • October 10               1:30 pm – 4:00 pm                  York Lanes, Room 280A

This session is also available on request on a one on one basis.


Clear Language Writing and Design – Sessions designed to introduce the principles and practical tips on writing for the reader, including diverse audiences. Register now!

  • October 25                 9:00 am – 12:00 noon              York Lanes, Room 280A  

This session is also available on request for a small group.


To register for any of the sessions, please click here or contact Krista Jensen, KMb Officer, at or ext 88847