Peter Levesque is the President of the Institute for Knowledge Mobilization.
Based in Ottawa, Canada, Peter has 20 years of experience working with governments, research institutes, and professional associations on issues of knowledge mobilization, including exchange, management, social media, transfer and translation.
His career has included serving as Deputy-Director of Knowledge Products and Mobilization at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, as Knowledge Exchange Specialist at the Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, and as Chair of KMb at Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation. His early career included success as an entrepreneur and community developer. Peter is an experienced speaker, facilitator, and writer on knowledge mobilization, education, innovation, community and other complex social issues.
He holds a diploma in Pure and Applied Sciences from Heritage College, an Honours BSocSc in Sociology with studies in Biochemistry, a MA in Sociology, and PhD studies in Population Health from the University of Ottawa. It has been his pleasure to have received professional development certificates from: the Centre for Evidence-based Medicine at the University of Oxford; the University of Seville; the Canada School of the Public Service; and other colleges and institutes in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
Peter is a member of the Board for Curriculum Services Canada, MyClassNeeds Foundation, the SERENE-RISC Network Centre of Excellence, and the Intelligent Compassion Society. He is an advisor to the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse. He is a Fellow at the British Columbia Law Institute at the University of British Columbia. He is an Associate Practitioner of Social Innovation at SIG at the University of Waterloo. He is a scholar at the Monieson Centre at the Business School at Queen’s University at Kingston. Peter lectures at the Centre for Continuing Education at the University of Ottawa.
Other affiliations include the management committee of the Ontario Knowledge Transfer and Exchange Community of Practice, an advisor to: DIALOG network at the INRS in Montreal, Conversation Works, and reviewer for the journal CES4Health.