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

Updated July 11, 2024

Don’t Call Me Resilient – a current events podcast with a critical race lens:

An invitation to collaborateDon’t Call Me Resilient is searching for scholars with a strong interest in sharing their research through podcasting. If you are interested in co-producing a podcast episode (frame the topic, and suggest expert guests), submit a pitch. Criteria and pitch form here (select Podcast from the drop down menu). Pitches should align with the podcast goals and style.

Arts: 

Alex Janvier, one of the most significant painters in Canadian art, passed away this week. We’re looking for stories that consider his contributions and legacy.

Deadline: ASAP

Business/Economy: 

Looking for an economist to write a story about national debt from a Canadian perspective. Some questions I’d like this story to answer: What is national debt and why is it needed? How does it impact Canadians? Should Canadians be worried about Canada’s national debt? How much national debt can a country safely take on?

Deadline: ASAP

Looking for a story about the economic impact of the Olympic Games — the cost of preparing for them, whether or not they are profitable for host nations, and any lingering impacts after the fact, using recent Games as examples.

Deadline: ASAP

Energy + Environment:

Looking for a story to analyze the sustainability commitments of the 2024 Paris Olympics. Does it seem like these goals will be met, where has/will the event stumbled, and is it possible to host a truly ‘green’ Olympics?

Deadline: ASAP

Looking for stories on the invisible environmental costs of emails and other technologies, e.g. social media, artificial intelligence.

Deadline: ASAP

Science & Technology:

Looking for a chronology of virtual worlds, from MUDs to the Metaverse and beyond.

Deadline: ASAP

Updated June 18, 2024

Callout requests from The Conversation Canada

Looking for a story to be featured as part of a newsletter series for Quarter Life that provides financial tips to help people in their 20s and 30s achieve financial stability and grow their wealth.

Deadline: ASAP

Looking for a story to be featured as part of a newsletter series for Quarter Life on the psychology of criticisms and compliments with a particular focus on how to give, and take, both criticism and compliments.

Deadline: ASAP

Business/Economy: 

The subscription economy: Looking for an expert to write a piece about the history and rise of the subscription model. How are subscription-based models disrupting traditional industries? How many people are overspending on monthly services? What are strategies people can use to keep from being overwhelmed by them?

Deadline: ASAP

Energy + Environment:

With extreme heat now an inexorable aspect of present and future Canadian life, some advocacy groups are calling for regulations to mandate temperature limits in Canadian homes. Is there precedent for this, will we have to rethink how we design our homes to build climate resiliency, and do people have a right to a cool home in the summer?

Deadline: ASAP

With the news of an impending federal ban on “open-net” salmon farming, I am looking for a story which gives an overview of this type of fish farming alongside the other options available, and how the industry can adapt.

Deadline: ASAP

Has climate or environmental breakdown ever actually resulted in societal collapse? If so, how, and what does ‘societal collapse’ actually look like in that context?

Deadline: June 30

Updated June 7, 2024

Arts: 

Looking for stories related to summer reading and summer books.

Deadline: ASAP 

Business/Economy: 

The subscription economy: Looking for an expert to write a piece about the history and rise of the subscription model. How are subscription-based models disrupting traditional industries? How many people are overspending on monthly services? What are strategies people can use to keep from being overwhelmed by them?

Deadline: ASAP

Politics:

Will a convicted Donald Trump be able to travel to Canada? What does the law say, and is there any room for exceptions if he’s elected president again?

Deadline: ASAP

Health/Medicine: 

Bird flu: looking for an FAQ about the first human death from bird flu – Is H5N2 a new strain in humans? Where has it been detected in birds/wildlife/livestock? How is it spread? Is there an effective vaccine for people/livestock? Is H5N2 pose a public health threat?

Deadline: ASAP

Looking for a dermatologist to discuss misinformation about sunscreen on social media. Posts on TikTok have claimed that sunscreen can cause cancer and vitamin D deficiency. Would also like to include evidence-based sun protection recommendations.

Deadline: ASAP

Energy + Environment:

With the news that Canada’s largest would-be carbon capture and storage facility project has been cancelled, I am looking for a story to discuss the history of CCS technology, how it works, and its likely future role within the Canadian economy and industrial landscape.

Deadline: ASAP

Updated June 4, 2024

Arts: 

How countries fund the arts: In wake of cascading arts closures and financial sustainability issues, what is known about notable international models for sustainable arts funding and infrastructure? Seeking pitches.

Deadline: ASAP

Arts and culture patronage and philanthropy in colonial and post-colonial societies: Seeking analysis of the complex relationship between arts and culture patronage and political and cultural movements.

Deadline: ASAP

Politics:

A Toronto byelection will be held June 24 in a long-time Liberal riding, with speculation that the knives will come out for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau among the party elite if the riding is lost. Looking for political science academic who can write an advancer on the byelection and its significance.

Deadline: ASAP

Will a convicted Donald Trump be able to travel to Canada? What does the law say, and is there any room for exceptions if he’s elected president again?

Deadline: ASAP

Health/Medicine: 

Looking for a dermatologist to discuss misinformation about sunscreen on social media. Posts on TikTok have claimed that sunscreen can cause cancer and vitamin D deficiency. Would also like to include evidence-based sun protection recommendations.

Deadline: ASAP

Energy + Environment:

With the recent news that Canada has had to import electricity from the US due to shortfalls in hydropower generation I am looking for a story which gives an overview of hydropower, its role within the Canadian electric grid, its ecological impacts, and its susceptibility to climate shocks.

Deadline: ASAP

Is climate change really making air travel more turbulent? Looking for a brief explainer on the science and, if so, what are the implications for the industry and passenger safety?

Deadline: ASAP

Education:

Funding equitable and inclusive special education services:  The death of a student in an Ontario school last month has sparked outcries about underserviced special education and inclusive education.  Seeking story pitches.

Deadline: ASAP

Gaza campus protests: Seeking historical or legal research about political action and university life. Are there meaningful or notable precedents to help people reflect on potential consequences for campus dissidence (by students or faculty) or what this means today?

Deadline: ASAP

Updated May 30, 2024

Arts: 

Looking for stories related to summer reading and summer books.

Deadline: ASAP

Politics:

This June 6 is the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Looking for a story to mark the occasion with an overview discussion on the landings, their role within the war, and the wider legacy of WWII narratives and processes of memorialization within contemporary global politics.

Deadline: ASAP

Energy + Environment:

With the news that Canada’s largest would-be carbon capture and storage facility project has been cancelled, I am looking for a story to discuss the history of CCS technology, how it works, and its likely future role within the Canadian economy and industrial landscape.

Deadline: ASAP

Updated May 28, 2024

Quarter Life: Series written for young people (20s-30s):

We are looking for articles that provide advice and tips on how to talk to people you don’t know and improve your interactions and conversations with new friends or partners.

Deadline: ASAP

Should you break up with your skincare routine? Which products do you really need vs. which are harmful? Looking for an article by a dermatologist to counter misinformation shared by influencers.

Deadline: ASAP

Gen Z wants to quit dating apps and meet people in real life. So, how do you meet people IRL now? Seeking tips from a researcher who studies youth, dating or relationships.

Deadline: ASAP

Energy + Environment:

Is climate change really making air travel more turbulent? Looking for a brief explainer on the science and, if so, what are the implications for the industry and passenger safety?

Deadline: ASAP

Arts: 

How countries fund the arts: In wake of cascading arts closures and financial sustainability issues, what is known about notable international models for sustainable arts funding and infrastructure? Seeking pitches.

Deadline: ASAP

Arts and culture patronage and philanthropy in colonial and post-colonial societies: Seeking analysis of the complex relationship between arts and culture patronage and political and cultural movements.

Deadline: ASAP

Politics:

This June 6 is the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Looking for a story to mark the occasion with an overview discussion on the landings, their role within the war, and the wider legacy of WWII narratives and processes of memorialization within contemporary global politics.

Deadline: ASAP

Education:

Gaza campus protests: Seeking historical or legal research about political action and university life. Are there meaningful or notable precedents to help people reflect on potential consequences for campus dissidence (by students or faculty) or what this means today?

Deadline: ASAP

Updated May 23, 2024

Quarter Life: Series written for young people (20s-30s):

Gen Z wants to quit dating apps and meet people in real life. So, how do you meet people IRL now? Seeking tips from a researcher who studies youth, dating or relationships.

Deadline: ASAP

Arts: 

Looking for stories related to summer reading and summer books.

Deadline:  ASAP

Health/Medicine: 

Looking for stories about sun protection and skin cancer in advance of summer weather.

Deadline: ASAP

Politics:

This June 6 is the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Looking for a story to mark the occasion with an overview discussion on the landings, their role within the war, and the wider legacy of WWII narratives and processes of memorialization within contemporary global politics.

Deadline: ASAP

Energy + Environment:

With the news that Canada’s largest would-be carbon capture and storage facility project has been cancelled, I am looking for a story to discuss the history of CCS technology, how it works, and its likely future role within the Canadian economy and industrial landscape.

Deadline: ASAP

Updated May 21, 2024

Quarter Life: Series written for young people (20s-30s):

Gen Z wants to quit dating apps and meet people in real life. So, how do you meet people IRL now?

Deadline: ASAP

Energy + Environment:

Looking for a story which discusses the ‘zero-fire’ approaches to wildfire management which have become common across Canada. What does this mean, how can fire play a beneficial role in forest management, and how can we adapt our management approaches to better utilize fire.

Deadline: ASAP

Updated May 16, 2024

Looking for an expert to write an article about how Gen Z is decentering work in their lives — and how they can achieve work-life balance without sacrificing their careers.

Deadline: ASAP
Editor: Eleni Vlahiotis, eleni.vlahiotis@theconversation.com

Looking for articles providing tips on how young people can overcome anxieties about dating and rejection by embracing “Cringe Mode” and potentially awkward or embarrassing encounters.

Deadline: ASAP

Health/Medicine: 

Looking for stories about sun protection and skin cancer in advance of summer weather.

Deadline: ASAP

Energy + Environment:

Looking for a story on urban flooding and stormwater infrastructure with a particular focus on how infrastructure gets overwhelmed, the differences between blue, green, and grey stormwater infrastructure and how best we can storm-proof Canada’s cities.

Deadline: ASAP

With the news that Canada’s largest would-be carbon capture and storage facility project has been cancelled, I am looking for a story to discuss the history of CCS technology, how it works, and its likely future role within the Canadian economy and industrial landscape.

Deadline: ASAP

Updated May 14, 2024

Arts: 

Author Alice Munro’s passing: Seeking story pitches about Munro’s impact.

Deadline: ASAP

Quarter Life: Series written for young people (20s-30s):

With the summer shopping season fast approaching, I am looking for a story which explores the carbon footprint, and broad environmental impact, of a person’s wardrobe with a particular focus on fast fashion trends and social media.

Deadline: ASAP

Seeking articles about political disillusionment/alienation among young people/racialized communities and how they can engage politically when feeling no political candidate represents them.

Deadline: ASAP

Looking for an expert in gender and sexuality to write a story for us about the controversy surrounding Bumble’s celibacy ad. We’d like the piece to touch on why the ad didn’t resonate and explore into the historical context of celibacy, sexuality, and the portrayal of women’s bodies in marketing/advertising.

Deadline: ASAP

Culture + Society:

B.C. has introduced legislation that would make it illegal for people convicted of serious offences to change their name. The prohibition would also include people found not criminally responsible for violent offences because of mental disorders.  We are looking for articles discussing the constitutionality of such legislation, particularly regarding individuals who have completed prison sentences.

Deadline: ASAP

Energy + Environment:

Looking for a story which discusses the ‘zero-fire’ approaches to wildfire management which have become common across Canada. What does this mean, how can fire play a beneficial role in forest management, and how can we adapt our management approaches to better utilize fire.

Deadline: ASAP