The Conversation Canada

Research Office

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.

Here are the UWinnipeg researchers and academics featured on The Conversation site:


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


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 


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


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