The Conversation Canada

The university is a founding member of The Conversation Canada, a digital media platform that shares knowledge to help inform decisions for general audiences.

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Write for The Conversation

Articles published in The Conversation are authored by university faculty, emeriti, and post-doctoral fellows. They can be co-authored with faculty members from other institutions as well as PhD and Master students.

All authors are experts in their areas.

Written in the first person, articles are research-based analysis that is grounded in the author’s experience or the work of others in the field. Professional editors work directly with the authors to publish articles.


  • Non-profit, independent journalism – No paywalls
  • Articles published on The Conversation may be republished elsewhere for free by other media outlets and organizations - Creative Commons
  • Stories can lead to possible follow-up media requests and invitations for further engagement activities
  • Editors can provide personalized training if you haven’t written for a general audience
  • Authors provide final approval of the article

There are then two ways to write for The Conversation:

  1. Pitch your own story
  2. Respond to an expert story request on a specific topic
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Reach a Global Audience

The Conversation has 8 separate editions in multiple languages, with 69% of reads coming from outside of Canada.

Since 2017, the 300+ articles published in The Conversation by 215 UCalgary authors have had over 8.7 million reads.

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A Knowledge Mobilization Activity

  • Amplify your research and expertise
  • Create connections with community or other researchers
  • Align stories to drive interest in academic publications
  • Demonstrate analytics and performance of your published work

The Conversation platform aligns with the Vice-President Research Office’s commitment to research impact, knowledge engagement, and broader forms of scholarship as part of the Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).

Our Knowledge Engagement team is here to help support you with your submissions to The Conversation or if you have further questions about the process.