CIFAR mobilizes knowledge to transform our world.
We invite experts in industry, civil society, healthcare, and government to join global research leaders for in-depth, cross-sectoral conversations that drive innovation.
Most of our meetings are by invitation-only. Please contact us if you would like to join our community of experts.
HOW IT WORKS
We build communities and bridge gaps.
Our Knowledge Mobilization team creates custom impact plans with each of CIFAR’s research programs, taking into consideration emerging needs and trends in each of the sectors we serve.
Identify priorities and sectoral experts, facilitate introductions, and build a diverse community of interest
Roundtables connect CIFAR fellows and experts to learn, share insights, and define goals.
For example, fellows in our Brain, Mind & Consciousness program and global leaders in the virtual reality industry are determining how neuroscience can inform the design of more immersive virtual realities and deepen our understanding of the brain.
Mobilize emerging insights from CIFAR programs to inform policy and practice
Workshops focus on specific challenges where research informs practice in industry, government, education, or healthcare.
For example, fellows in our Humans & the Microbiome research program and senior leaders at schools of public health in Canada and the US are integrating microbiome research into new curricula.
Share outcomes more broadly with the community for uptake.
Larger events are hosted to share changes in policy and practice and inspire new directions of inquiry.
For example, fellows in our Successful Societies program disseminated five years of work on inequality with an interactive panel event, a collective volume of essays, and a workshop with civil society leaders
SECTORS WE SERVE
CIFAR's knowledge mobilization practice creates impact in three primary areas:
Improving health outcomes with leaders in medicine, public health, and international development.
Promoting innovation alongside industrial R&D leaders, governments and institutions.
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Reports and Outcomes
CIFAR is a registered charitable organization supported by the governments of Canada, Alberta and Quebec, as well as foundations, individuals, corporations and Canadian and international partner organizations.