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Knowledge Mobilization

Ryerson faculty are mobilizing knowledge to increase research uptake and inform decisions while also connecting their work to organizations and communities outside the university.


Social Work Researcher, Akua Benjamin, stands with a group of peers.

Akua Benjamin

Akua Benjamin (Social Work) received a SSHRC Connections Grant to organize a two-day national conference entitled Anti-Black Racism: Criminalization, Community and Resistance. The conference included artistic exhibits and performances, gathering leading academics, community organizers, students, artists, human services providers, and policy makers whose work focuses on social issues facing black people in Canada. The conference led to the production of a policy brief that outlines concrete steps and actions to address issues impacting the black community in Canada in employment, education, criminal justice, child welfare, and mental health.

Meeting societal need is at the heart of Ryerson’s mission, making Knowledge Mobilization (KM) an important part of Ryerson’s research process.

A group of young girls read an instruction manual together.

Liping Fang

Liping Fang (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering) received a PromoScience grant from NSERC to support his project, Pitch Black. Pitch Black is an outreach program run by Ryerson’s Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, which aims to reframe engineering education for high schools throughout the GTA in order to encourage more girls to pursue the field. The most recent session of Pitch Black, with over 2000 student participants, featured undergraduate engineering students mentoring grade 9 students in an engineering challenge.