Frequently Asked Questions

 

Certificate FAQ

 

What is Knowledge Mobilization (KMb)?

Knowledge mobilization relates to the products, processes and relationships by which knowledge is shared among individuals and groups and applied to inform action. Knowledge mobilization facilitates the implementation of research evidence and other forms of knowledge, leading to intellectual, social, and economic benefits.

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What courses do I need to obtain my Certificate?

You will need to successfully complete the following three courses to earn your certificate. These courses include:

Courses in the program have been designed as independent courses and do not have to be completed in sequence.

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Where do I take the courses?

The courses are offered through Open Learning and Educational Support, University of Guelph. All courses will be offered online and can be completed anywhere that you have internet access.

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What are my technical requirements?

Please click on the computer system compatibility check to ensure that your computer has the technical requirements for the online courses. 

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Who should participate in the Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) program?

The program has been designed for researchers, policy makers, service providers, students and KMb practitioners who are currently employed in, or aim to work in the social sciences, human services and health sectors.

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How long are the courses?

All online courses are eight weeks in duration consisting of 40 contact hours each.

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How long does it take to finish the Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization (KMb)?

The Certificate program can be completed within approximately one year.

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Can I take a course even if I am not seeking the certification?

Yes, courses can be taken independently or as part of the certificate program.

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Where do I get the required textbooks for the course?

You can purchase the required textbooks from either the University of Guelph bookstore or the Campus Co-op bookstore.

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Policies and Procedures FAQ

 

How do I register for a course?

You can register online using the online registration form or click on the Register tab located on this website. 

For your convenience you may also register in other ways:

By fax, complete the printable registration form and fax it to 519-767-1114.

By scan and email, complete the printable registration form and email to info@opened.uoguelph.ca

By phone, call 519-767-5000.

By mail, complete the printable registration form and mail it to:

Open Learning and Educational Support
University of Guelph 
160 Johnston Hall 
Guelph, Ontario Canada, N1G 2W1

In person: 160 Johnston Hall, University of Guelph. Mondays to Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (4.30 p.m. in summer semester).

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What are the registration deadlines?

Each offering has its own registration deadline. Please see the individual course descriptions or contact us for more information. It is advisable to register early as some courses have limits and fill quickly.

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What are the admission criteria for the program?

Admission to the program requires the completion of a post-secondary education or equivalent work experience. If you are have a question to about admission to the program, please contact the Manager, Program Development for further assistance at Open Learning and Educational Support.

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What happens if I can't get my assignment in on time?

It is important for you to be aware of due dates so you can complete and submit your assignments in a timely fashion. Instructors may use their discretion to deduct marks for late assignments. Contact your instructor in advance of the due date if possible, if you are unable to complete your assignment on time. Medical documentation may be requested if illness has prevented you from keeping up with your course.

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What if I decide that a course isn't for me?

If you change your mind about taking a course you have registered for, you will need to let us know as soon as possible. Fax a completed Drop Form to notify us of your intent to cancel your enrolment. In order to receive a refund less the $100.00 administration fee, the form must be received before the start of class. No refunds will be allowed after the course begins. Should you decide not to continue after the course drop date, you must still send in a completed drop form to avoid academic penalty (receiving a grade of "F" on your academic record).

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What is the course cancellation policy?

Open Learning and Educational Support reserves the right to cancel any scheduled course offering. Registrants will be notified of the cancellation in advance of the start date and will receive a full refund.

Registered participants who wish to withdraw from a course must provide Open Learning and Educational Support with a completed Drop Form. Failure to notify Open Learning and Educational Support may result in a failing grade being recorded on your academic record.

A refund, less a $100.00 administration fee will be issued provided Open Learning and Educational Support receives a completed Drop Form at any time in advance of the course start date. Drop forms can be faxed or mailed in, but must be received in Open Learning and Educational Support by the course start date. No refunds will be issued after that time. Failure to take part in a course does not constitute notification of withdrawal and will result in forfeiture of the entire course fee.

Should you decide not to continue after the course drop date, 30th day of class ( Friday of week 6 of the course) you must still send in a completed drop form to avoid academic penalty (receiving a grade of "F" on your academic record).

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I have finished all my courses. How do I request my Certificate?

The Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) will be issued to those students who successfully pass all three required courses. When you have completed the three (3) mandatory courses, you will be eligible to graduate with your Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization. Please complete the Certificate request form.

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How do I request a transcript?

Complete the transcript request form and send to Open Learning and Educational Support. The fee for an official transcript is $12.00.

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Financial FAQ

 

What is the cost of each course?

The tuition fee is $1,200.00 per course, excluding HST.

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Are Continuing Education courses tax deductible?

Tax receipts are issued. In Canada, the tuition portion of your course fees is income tax deductible.

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Is there any form of financial assistance available for these courses?

You may be eligible to receive a bursary award towards an Open Learning and Educational Support Continuing Education course and/or Open Learning course.

Visit  OpenEd Bursary for more information.

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How do I access my alumni discount?

Please contact the alumni office for more details.

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