CKF22 Call for Contribution Form


The Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum (CKF) is a biennial event that provides opportunities for professional development, learning and networking for those interested in knowledge mobilization, translation, and exchange. It brings together a community dedicated to sharing learnings, best practices, tools, and resources.

CKF22 will be taking place in an online format during the week of June 13-17th 2022. In addition to the national event, we will be hosting regional half-day events in-person across the country.

The goals of CKF22 include:

  • Create a welcoming and engaging event to learn about knowledge mobilization in Canada
  • Engage professionals across sectors to enable partnerships, collaboration, and networking
  • Share tools and techniques related to knowledge mobilization in a variety of fields
  • Facilitate discussions around current and emerging topics in knowledge mobilization

The forum is a bilingual event. We highly encourage presentations in both English and French.


The theme for this year's Forum is: Responding to New Realities: Learning from the past and present to inform the future

Over the last two years we've been living and working through a time of great transition and change. More than ever, there is a need for us to reach out beyond traditional mechanisms for more accessible sharing and learning.

Globally and in Canada, we are seeing a shift in how knowledge and research are connected and used. To create change in our communitites, we must move beyond raising awareness in the what and why of our research. We must engage, learn, and co-create how to do this work together. We hope that CKF22 provides a space for us to share and learn from each other, so we can do this work better

We want to hear your perspectives on how knowledge mobilization has informed your research and practice. If you have or want to play a role in the KMb community and see the importance of KMb in the work that you do, we invite you to contribute to the forum. This is an opportunity to learn from and connect with others doing this important work.

We specifically encourage contributions that fit this theme, although you are not limited by it.

Contribution Formats:

We are seeking contributions in the following formats:

3 Minute Lightning Talk

Participants will be given 3 minutes and 1 slide to share “what you need to know” about their work. Participants and attendees will then have an opportunity to network in small breakout groups following lightning talks.

Professional Development Workshop

A presenter or group of presenters will host a workshop on a tool or topic of their choice, aiming to build capacity for knowledge mobilization among participants.

Catalyst Roundtable

A presenter or group of presenters will lead a short presentation (10-15 minutes), followed by a 30-minute discussion with participants on the ideas presented, the connections that emerge, and implications for knowledge mobilization practice.

Poster Presentation

Presenters will record a 5 minute presentation showcasing their research or knowledge mobilization project

Further details around contribution formats can be found under Contribution Instructions. Please prepare a 250-word summary of your contribution, emphasizing the content, objectives, audience and/or format of the contribution, as well as a 200-word justification of the pertinence of the contribution. The contribution deadline for the forum is March 12, 2022 at 11:59 pm.

CKF Contribution Instructions

3 Minute Lightning Talk (3 minutes)

You have the attention of the (Zoom) room for exactly 3 minutes. What knowledge do you want to share? What discussions will you spark? What questions will you leave them with?

This format challenges you to share “what you need to know” about your work or topic of choice in under 3 minutes, using only ONE slide. Creative posters, infographics, or visualizations are highly encouraged.

The goal of this format is to encourage short and highly engaging presentations that will expose participants to a range of topics in knowledge mobilization and spark further conversations.

Each session will feature several Lightning Talks. Following the Talks, presenters and audience members will be divided into breakout rooms and given the opportunity to discuss and network.

Format requirements: Maximum 1 slide and 3 minutes of presenting (we’re serious!). Presentations may be grouped by similar thematic content (ex: academic, practice-based, topic-based).

Workshop (45 or 90 minutes)

Is there a tool, framework, or methodology that you have found particularly useful to your practice? A specific skill that you’ve mastered and would like to support others in developing?

Workshops are an opportunity to share methods and tools useful to the practice of knowledge mobilization professionals in an interactive and engaging format. The aim is to help participants to improve their skills and understanding of knowledge mobilization and to become better mobilizers.

Alternatively, you are welcome to propose presentations which are less interactive and more informative. For both, presenters are welcome to consider non-traditional approaches for this exchange process: such as Fireside Chat; Debate; Panel Presentations or others.

Format Requirements: You will be asked to choose whether your workshop falls under the category of 'interactive’ or ‘informative’. We want to indicate to the audience whether they should expect this to be a “hands-on” workshop. Any workshop materials may be made available to participants ahead of time.

Due to popular request in previous Forums, this year we are offering a 90-minute workshop format to allow more time to “dig in” to the resource presented. Please note that this is only an option for workshops that will have an interactive component (breakout rooms, hands-on exercises, etc.)

Catalyst Roundtable (10 minute presentation + 30 minute discussion)

Is there a topic in knowledge mobilization that you would love to have a robust conversation about with others who do similar work? This could be about emerging practices of knowledge mobilization, new tools and methodologies, or anything else relevant to the field. The catalyst roundtable is an opportunity to bring together people across sectors to have focused discussions on different topics.

For each session, a presenter or small group of presenters will each engage the audience with a focused 10–15-minute presentation. This will be followed by a 30-minute group discussion of the ideas presented, the connections that emerge, and the implications for knowledge mobilization practice. The presenters serve as the catalyst for conversation, and the value of these sessions emerges from the exchange of all participants.

Format requirements: Presentations should aim to be around 10 and no more than 15 minutes each. If there are multiple presenters, you will share your time. Please fill out one contribution form as a group. Presenters should plan to engage the audience in conversation for 30 minutes. Each session will be moderated by a facilitator.

Poster Presentation (5 minutes, asynchronous)

Do you have a research or knowledge mobilization project that you would like to showcase? Our poster presentation format is an opportunity to do so!

These presentations will take place in an asynchronous format. Attendees of the Forum will be able to interact and ask questions. The posters will be juried by an expert panel of knowledge mobilization practitioners. The poster should either be related to knowledge mobilization, or feature knowledge mobilization as a component of the project.

Format requirements: Presenters will be asked to record a short video of their poster presentation, which will be available asynchronously throughout the duration of the Forum. Presentations should be no more than 5 minutes long. You will also be asked to upload a PDF file of your poster to the platform. The size limit of the file is 10MB.

Research Impact Canada Engaged Scholarship Award for Graduate Students

2022 Competition

Research Impact Canada Network (RIC) is a pan-Canadian network of academic and non-academic institutions committed to maximizing the impact of research for the public good in local and global communities. RIC aims to develop the capacity for knowledge mobilization and support activities related to the impacts of research in Canada and beyond. The network creates and assesses impacts of research, scholarship and creative activities by developing and sharing best practices, services and tools.

The Research Impact Canada Engaged Scholarship Award for Graduate Students (RIC Award) recognizes graduate students that conduct research projects following engaged scholarship principles. These principles lead to increased awareness of audiences beyond academia or changes in stakeholder actions, practices, guidelines or policies. This award recognizes engaged scholarship (“making research with the people who benefit from it”), co-creation of knowledge or integrated knowledge translation efforts among graduate students of our Canadian member institutions, regardless of discipline.

Recipients of the 2022 RIC Award will receive a cash prize of $3000 CAD for doctoral students and recent doctoral graduates, and $2000 for Masters’ students and recent Masters’ graduates. They will also receive a complimentary registration to the Canadian Association of Research Administrators Annual Conference, May-June 2022, where they will be invited to present on their engaged research project at a featured Knowledge Mobilization session, as well as complimentary registration to the next Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum, June 2022.

Recipients will also gain access to a network of more than 60 active knowledge mobilization professionals representing 20+ Canadian institutions. Recipients will be invited to participate in one or more of the network’s national webinar sessions and will be featured on the RIC website and across social media channels.

The deadline of the 2021-2022 competition is February 17, 2022, 11:59pm, Pacific Time (Vancouver).


For the application to be eligible, the applicant must:

  • Be a graduate student registered at one of RIC’s Canadian member institutions, at any stage of their program (MA, early Ph.D., Ph.D. candidate), in any discipline, or be a recent graduate (1 year at competition closing date) from one of RIC’s Canadian member institutions.
  • Be leading or have led a significant research project (e.g., thesis, memoire) following the engaged scholarship principles (high quality scholarship, reciprocity, identified community needs, democratization of knowledge, and boundary-crossing) that resulted in increased awareness of targeted audiences or changes in stakeholder actions, practices, guidelines or policies.

    The RIC Award recognizes students who have demonstrated:

    • Evidence of knowledge user or stakeholder engagement, or public outreach either at the local, regional, national or international level; and,
    • Evidence of increased awareness of targeted audiences beyond academia or changes in stakeholder actions, practices, guidelines or policies.


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