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Wilfrid Laurier University Office of Research Services
December 18, 2014

Canadian Excellence

Shawna Reibling

Knowledge Mobilization Officer

Contact Information
Email: | @LaurierResearch
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.4942

Office Location: Alumni Hall AH226
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 4:30
Languages Spoken


Academic Background

  • BASc, Simon Fraser University (Communications, Community Economic Development)
  • MA, Simon Fraser University (Communications)


Shawna Reibling comes to Laurier from the University of Guelph, where she was a Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator, serving both the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences and the Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship. She previously managed a knowledge mobilization team in the Faculty of Education, and was a Grants Facilitator, at the University of British Columbia. Her specialties include creating communications strategies that do more with less & sharing knowledge across digital and social media platforms. This past year she served on the program committee for the Community University Expo 2013 and the Knowledge Mobilization Forum 2013.

In 2012 Shawna was rated one of the top three knowledge mobilization influencers in Canada, according to a survey by Knowledge Mobilization Works. To view the results of the survey, click here.

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Additional Information


  • Dissemination of faculty research to the broader public, through materials, events and social media
  • Facilitating research partnerships between community members and university researchers
  • Assisting faculty with knowledge mobilization strategies for grants and research programs
  • Laurier knowledge mobilization representative to Research Impact

Workshops offered:

  • Knowledge mobilization 101 (staff/faculty/graduate students)
  • Building a digital identity (staff/faculty/graduate students)
  • How to write a knowledge mobilization plan (faculty)
  • Clear Language summaries (faculty/graduate students/undergraduate classes)
  • How to create a digital identity for your conference
  • special topics upon request
  • Previous workshops on slideshare

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