For more information please contact Steven Reid at: steven.reid3@carleton.ca

Updated February 29, 2024

Arts:

Shelley Niro exhibits: Seeking scholars who can write about Shelley Niro’s work.

Deadline: ASAP
Looking for responses to and analysis of Law & Order Toronto: Criminal Intent.

Deadline: ASAP
Health/Medicine: 

Looking for a measles explainer: what it is, who is at risk, why it’s returning, how to find out if you’re fully vaccinated

Deadline: ASAP
Looking for stories about cancer awareness and prevention, such as benefits of screening programs (which cancers are screened for and how successful these programs are for early diagnosis), and lifestyle changes that may reduce risk of some cancers.

Deadline: ASAP
Education:

Early childhood education in Saskatchewan: Teacher job actions continue in Saskatchewan.  How has early childhood education been affected by funding shortfalls and what are the consequences for students?

Deadline: ASAP

Energy + Environment:

Looking for stories on the environmental impact of AI — both positive and negative.

Deadline: ASAP
Looking for a brief explainer piece on the idea of a national “well-being index”. What is it, can it replace GDP in Canada, and what impacts might this move have?

Deadline: March 22
Looking for pieces as part of a series highlighting ‘good news’ in the climate/environmental space. These can cover any topic but must be grounded in evidence and strike a balance between showcasing an example of recent good news while also being realistic as to the challenges still ahead.

Deadline: Ongoing

Updated February 27, 2024

Arts: 

Looking for a scholar to discuss the history of Black country music in relation to the two new country music tracks released by Beyoncé on Feb. 11 and Tracy Chapman’s performance at the Grammy Awards.

Deadline: ASAP
Culture + Society:

Thrifting for clothing outfits has become one of the ways consumers feel they are playing their part to alleviate the labour and environmental crisis brought on by the fast fashion industry. But a recent story on the rising costs of thrift shops raises questions about the effectiveness of these stores. Do they help with the environmental crisis? Looking for a scholar to discuss some eco policy solutions on the table as well as some alternatives for consumers.

Deadline: April 1Looking for a scholar to discuss the colonial technique of “starvation” — historical or current contexts welcome.

Deadline: ASAP
Health/Medicine: 

Looking for an explainer about measles: what it is, who is at risk, why it’s returning, how to find out if you’re fully vaccinated

Deadline: ASAP
Looking for stories about cancer awareness and prevention, such as benefits of screening programs (which cancers are screened for and how successful these programs are for early diagnosis), and lifestyle changes that may reduce risk of some cancers.

Deadline: ASAP

Updated February 20, 2024

Arts: 

Looking for a scholar to discuss the history of Black country music in relation to the two new country music tracks released by Beyoncé on Feb. 11 and Tracy Chapman’s performance at the Grammy Awards.

Deadline: ASAP
Culture + Society:

Thrifting for clothing outfits has become one of the ways consumers feel they are playing their part to alleviate the labour and environmental crisis brought on by the fast fashion industry. But a recent story on the rising costs of thrift shops raises questions about the effectiveness of these stores. Looking for a scholar to discuss some policy solutions on the table as well as some alternatives for consumers.

Deadline: ASAP

Health/Medicine: 

Looking for stories about cancer awareness and prevention, such as benefits of screening programs (which cancers are screened for and how successful these programs are for early diagnosis), and lifestyle changes that may reduce risk of some cancers.

Deadline: ASAP

Energy + Environment:

Looking for a story on the Canadian implications of a recent report which shows clear evidence of deceitful practices by the plastics industry in pushing recycling. With a particular focus on any Canada-specific legal avenues to holding companies to account for their false claims and waste.

Deadline: Feb. 23

Updated February 13, 2024

Arts: 

Film or fashion scholars: Oscars 2024 are coming up; seeking pitches.

Deadline: ASAP

Health/Medicine:

With the federal government’s recent postponement of changes to MAID eligibility to include people suffering solely from mental illness, seeking expert analysis of Canada’s MAID laws and their eligibility expansion since 2016.

Deadline: ASAP

Looking for stories about cancer awareness and prevention, such as benefits of screening programs (which cancers are screened for and how successful these programs are for early diagnosis), and lifestyle changes that may reduce risk of some cancers.

Deadline: ASAP

Education:

The economics of higher education: The federal cap on international students is turning attention towards drastically changed models for funding higher education. Seeking economics or policy expert who can help trace these policy shifts.

Deadline: ASAP

Updated February 8, 2024

Arts: 

Film or fashion scholars: Oscars 2024 are coming up; seeking pitches.

Deadline: ASAP
Culture + Society: The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation recently released its 2024 rental market report showing Canada’s national rental vacancy rate has reached a record low of 1.5 per cent. We are looking for articles explaining the report’s data and reasons behind Canada’s chronic rental housing shortage.

Deadline: ASAP
Health/Medicine: 

Looking for stories about cancer awareness and prevention, such as benefits of screening programs (which cancers are screened for and how successful these programs are for early diagnosis), and lifestyle changes that may reduce risk of some cancers.Deadline: ASAP
Education:

Kindergarten curricula reform in Ontario: Seeking an explainer of how proposed reforms respond to the Right to Read inquiry or how a focus on reading instruction, skills or literacy interacts with play-based learning.

Deadline: ASAP
Hockey learning: Issues surrounding toxic masculinity are in the news with reports of charges against World Junior players – seeking research about specific programs, initiatives or coaching approaches in youth or children’s hockey that address aggression, bullying or inequities.

Deadline: ASAP
The economics of higher education: The federal cap on international students is turning attention towards drastically changed models for funding higher education. Seeking economics or policy expert who can help trace the history of these policy shifts.

Deadline: ASAPEnergy + Environment:

Looking for pieces as part of a series highlighting ‘good news’ in the climate/environmental space. These can cover any topic but must be grounded in evidence and strike a balance between showcasing an example of recent good news while also being realistic as to the challenges still ahead.

Deadline: Ongoing

Updated January 30, 2024

Arts: 

Film or fashion scholars: Oscars 2024 are coming up; seeking pitches.

Deadline: ASAP
Culture + Society:

We are looking for stories connected to Chinese New Year, Year of the Dragon, background of the Spring Festival (Feb. 10)

Deadline: ASAP
PWHL and women’s professional sports: Looking for an expert in gender and sport to write about the PWHL’s history and why it’s so important, and contextualize it in a broader discussion about gender inequality in professional sport.

Deadline: ASAP
Politics:

Looking for a Saskatchewan-based academic to write an article about the coroner’s inquest into the James Smith Cree Nation mass stabbing, based on their area of expertise (such as criminology or First Nations studies).

Deadline: ASAP
Science & Technology:

Looking for an explainer on how to spot deepfakes.

Deadline: ASAP
Education:

Kindergarten curricula reform in Ontario:  Seeking an explainer of how proposed reforms respond to the Right to Read inquiry or how important reading instruction or skills interact with play-based learning.

Deadline: ASAPHockey learning:  Issues surrounding toxic masculinity are in the news with reports of charges against World Junior players – seeking research about specific programs, initiatives or coaching approaches in youth or children’s hockey that address aggression, bullying or inequities.

Deadline: ASAP
The economics of higher education:  The federal cap on international students is turning attention towards drastically changed models for funding higher education.  Seeking economics or policy expert who can help trace these policy shifts.