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The Conversation Canada launched in June 2017 with The University of Winnipeg joining as a founding partner. It is a website devoted to sharing timely academic analysis and commentary based on research, evidence and insights generated by Canadian universities.

As a new national non-profit organization, The Conversation Canada seeks to rectify a key challenge: a significant portion of scholarly knowledge remains relatively hidden in academic journals and is not available to the broader public.

The Conversation model is based on fostering the broadest circulation of content and amplifying the impact of ideas and research.

All articles are free to republish by the media.

2021

November 22, 2021 - Mirjana Roksandic (and co-authors) - What's in a name? When it comes to human fossils, its complicated

October 28, 2021 - Sheri-Lynn Skwarchuk, Erin A Maloney, and Heather P. Douglas - 5 ways sorting Halloween candy can help children develop mathematics skills

October 19, 2021 - Jaqueline McLeod Rogers - Why we must embrace geoengineering and other technologies to stop the climate crisis

September 27, 2021 - Shauna MacKinnon and Kathy Mallett - 'Want to decolonize education? Where classes are held matters'

September 12, 2021 - Shauna Labman and Adele Garnier - 'Federal election 2021: What the Conservatives don't understand about refugee resettlement'

August 30, 2021 - Kristi Kenyon (and co-authors) - 'Why it's hard to end elephantiasis, a debilitating disease spread by mosquitoes'

July 7, 2021 - Christina Fawcett - 'Resident Evil: Village' and first-person video game immersion: Why hands create intense connection

May 16, 2021 - Shauna Labman and Geoffrey Cameron - What Joe Biden can learn from Canada's private refugee sponsorship program

April 28, 2021 - Katharina Maier and Rebecca Hume - Overdose crisis: the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare decades of drug policy failures 

April 20, 2021 - Shauna MacKinnon and Ian Hudson - Federal Budget 2021: More is needed to break the poverty cycle

March 16, 2021 - Kimberley Ducey and Joe R. Feagin - Will the Meghan/Harry revelations change Canadian attitudes about the monarchy?

March 8, 2021 - Chigbo Arthur Anyaduba - Memory practices are not enough to remedy Nigeria-Biafra war injustices

January 11, 2021 - Peter Ives - Why 'free speech' needs a new definition in the age of internet and Trump tweets 

2020

December 1, 2020 - Alan McGreevy - COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ: 6 things to look for in clinical trial results

November 22, 2020 - Shauna Labman and Adele Garnier - Why Quebec's refugee sponsorship suspension is so misguided

November 1, 2020 - Jino Distasio - The demise of the department store heralds a shift in downtown areas

August 23, 2020 - Laura Sokal and Ellen Reimann - COVID-19's teaching challenges: 5 tips from pediatric care for teachers wearing masks

August 6, 2020 - Mark Meuwese - Hamilton ignores the statesman's strategy to fund genocidal warfare against Indigenous Peoples

July 9, 2020 - Nathan Hall and Melanie Gregg - Kids physical activity before age 5 matters so much because of the developing brain

June 23, 2020 - Alan McGreevy - Rare multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children linked to coronavirus

April 30, 2020 - Dr. Jane Barter - I once thought Catholic humanist Jean Vanier a hero. Now I'm wrestling with his coercive legacy.

April 29, 2020 - Dr. Jino Distasio - How to build more resilient cities post-coronavirus

April 20, 2020 - Dr. Matthew Flisfeder - Who's Zoomin' who? How the coronavirus crisis is finally putting the 'social' into social media

March 1, 2020 - Dr. Jason Hannan - Bernie Sanders: Making socialism cool again

January 13, 2020 - Dr. Angela Failler - Will Flight PS752 victims be remembered differently than those killed in the Air India bombing?

January 5, 2020 - Kawser Ahmed - Communities can combat racism, hate and extremism with education

2019

September 30, 2019 - Dr. Jino Distasio - A proven way to end homelessness in Canada

September 9, 2019 - Dr. Katherine Breward - How to conduct job interviews with candidates who have autism

August 18, 2019 - Devin Latimer - Green chemistry labs teach students a sustainable and innovative mindset

July 14, 2019 - Dr. Katherine Breward - How accommodating workers with autism benefits employers — and all of us

June 10, 2019 - Dr. Sylvie Albert - Intelligent - rather than smart - cities can address the roots of urban challenges

April 23, 2019 - Dr. Mirjana Roksandic and Joshua Lindal - A Neanderthal tooth discoverd in Serbia reveals human migration history

April 21, 2019 - Dr. Sylvie Albert - Smart cities: The promises and failures of utopian technological planning 

April 4, 2019 - Dr. Chigbo Arthur Anyaduba - Portraying Rwanda's genocide as an encounter with hell

March 3, 2019 - Dr. Sylvie Albert - Print your city? 3D printing is revolutionizing urban futures

February 21, 2019 - Dr. David Telles-Langdon - Protecting young athletes from abusive coaches — let's get it right

February 12, 2019 - Dr. Chigbo Arthur Anyaduba-  Nigerian writers compare genocide of Igbos to the Holocaust

February 10, 2019 - Dr. Sylvie Albert - Star Trek’s formula for sustainable urban innovation

February 5, 2019 - Dr. Lisa Sinclair - Out of the closet: Easing the backlash against same-sex couples in advertising 

2018

December 16, 2018 - Dr. Melanie Gregg & Dr. Danielle Defries - Ten ways to indulge and stay healthy this holiday season

December 4, 2018 - Dr. Jonathan Sears - On the brink: why 2019 may be another bad year for beleaguered Mali 

November 19, 2018 - Dr. Matthew Flisfeder - The trouble with saying ‘it’s okay to be white’

September 23, 2018 - Dr. Jonathan Sears - Mali faces a turning point as the country prepares for legislative poll

August 29, 2018 - Dr. Sylvie Albert - Are we ready for the digital tsunami?

July 25, 2018 - Dr. Jonathan Sears - Mali's next president: some 'what ifs' for the 2018 elections

June 7, 2018 - David Taylor - Multimedia resources help teachers share Indigenous resources in the classroom

April 19, 2018 - Dr. Matt Gibbs - We brewed an ancient Graeco-Roman beer and here's how it tastes

February 8, 2018 - Dr. Peter J. Miller - Would the founder of the Olympics approve of the Games today?

January 30, 2018 - David Taylor - The importance of teaching youth to guard against energy 'fake news'

January 24, 2018 - Dr. Kevin Walby - Rise of the SWAT team: Routine police work in Canada is now militarized

2017

December 14, 2017 - Stephanie Yamniuk - Five winter adventure stories to build a global mindset

December 11, 2017 - Dr. Christopher Wiebe - Star Wars’ last Jedi may use the Force of quantum science

November 13, 2017 - Dr. Matthew Flisfeder - Oculus and our troubles with (virtual) reality

October 26, 2017 - Dr. Christopher Wiebe - How quantum materials may soon make Star Trek technology reality

August 31, 2017 - Dr. Sylvie Albert - Smart cities present risks, opportunities

July 19, 2017 - Dr. Jason Hannan - Trolling ourselves to death in the age of Trump

June 28, 2017 - Dr. Jan Stewart - War, terror, neglect: How Canada's schools could tackle child trauma

June 26, 2017 - Dr. Shannon Sampert - Female politicians face glass cliff