Workshop on knowledge mobilization in the humanities

Knowledge Mobilization is the movement of research “into active service for the broadest possible common good.”

Please join us on Monday, May 6 at the McMaster Innovation Park (175 Longwood Rd South) for an interactive workshop that will feature humanities researchers and their community partners, discussing their research collaborations, best practices, the benefits of their academic-community partnerships and how they’ve mobilized their knowledge for the common good.

The full-day workshop features three panels and a buffet luncheon with a keynote address by Dr. Ted Hewitt, Executive Vice-President of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

Agenda Overview:

9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. Welcome remarks from Dr. Patrick Deane, President & Vice-Chancellor, McMaster University;  Dr. Mo Elbestawi, Vice-President, Research & International Affairs, and Dr. Ted Hewitt (SSHRC)

9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. PANEL 1: Research Connections
Researchers from the Faculty of Humanities and some of their partners from business and the public sector will discuss their reciprocal relationships and how they connected for the (co-) creation and use of research knowledge.

10:45 a.m. – 11a.m. BREAK

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. PANEL 2: Research Connections II
Scholarship in the Public Interest; a continuation of Panel 1, with emphasis placed on more traditional examples of knowledge mobilization.

12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch with keynote speaker Dr. Ted Hewitt, Executive Vice-President, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. PANEL 3: Connecting with Communities will explore the partnerships with a variety of community partners

2:45 – 3:15 Wrap-up and Discussion, Dr. Bonny Ibhawoh, Associate Dean (Graduate Studies & Research), Faculty of Humanities; Associate Professor, Dept. of History/Centre for Peace Studies


The Workshop is free and all are welcome, but we do need you to register at:

A detailed Agenda, including biographies of all of the Workshop participants can be found at: