Peter Levesque


Peter Norman Levesque is the President of the Institute for Knowledge Mobilization. The IKMB is host to the Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum, the KMb Leaders Roundtable, and is developing a KMb Summer School for early career practitioners.  At the University of Ottawa, he lectures on decision-making, strategy, and use of research. His first career was as an entrepreneur in retail innovation, manufacturing, and design.  Following this, he served at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council as Deputy-Director of Knowledge Products and Mobilization.  At CHEO, he supported the development of knowledge exchange and strategy for the Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health.  He lives in Ottawa with his extended family.
Institute for Knowledge Mobilization, Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, Suite 700, Ottawa, ON, Canada, K4A 4R6

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It is a unique conversation that builds on our work in Canada and pushes our thinking.  We can become better at what we do in Canada by listening actively to how you discuss similar issues with a different voice.



Being an entrepreneur is not only about business and making money. It is fundamentally about managing risk to create value where it did not exist before. An entrepreneur organizes, risks and manages for a defined purpose. This session focuses on the attributes and skills that make a good knowledge mobilization entrepreneur. We will examine some core questions: How to be strategic. How to define a unique niche to develop. How to identify your competitive advantage. How to sustain your activities over time. How to be entrepreneurial within constrained environments. The result of our conversation will be a better understanding of your own personal skills and attributes – how to improve them and whether being an entrepreneur is for you. Caution: may cause heart rate to rise.

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Download Peter Levesque’s UKKMbF15 slides