An Invitation to Explore the Role of Knowledge in society
There is a growing recognition that knowledge is not a monopoly of academics. It is created, co‐created and shared in:
However, the fact remains that there are many long-standing challenges to thinking about and acting on knowledge in ways that are broad, inclusive, integrated and applied. In support of emerging efforts to address such challenges, you are invited to participate in a national conversation on the collaborative development of a Canadian Knowledge Commons.
A knowledge commons refers to conceptual spaces where the
boundaries between diverse locations of knowledge creation, forms
of knowledge and uses of knowledge are diminished. In such a
commons, we are better able to address complex economic, social and
environmental issues that confront us locally, across Canada and
around the world. Our proposition is that lowering the barriers
that separate knowledge is desirable and necessary.