PhD students and faculty are invited to submit their ideas to The Conversation”.  They ask authors to please sign up and then pitch an article idea, rather than email a fully written article to the editors. Here are some of the topics they are looking for:

Culture/Society:

After an election, I’m looking for someone to talk about Indigenous people and voting. Specifically about why some choose not to vote as it is seen as taking part in a colonial, settler system. 

Deadline: Oct. 1

Editor: Haley Lewis, haley.lewis@theconversation.com 

Looking to line up some pieces for Islamic Heritage Month (October). 

Deadline: Oct. 1

Editor: Haley Lewis, haley.lewis@theconversation.com 

Looking for someone to take a look at the rise in Indigenous TV. With shows like Reservation Dogs and Rutherford Falls getting renewed for second seasons, Indigenous actors landing bigger parts, what does this mean for recognition — are our communities finally getting what they deserve? Is this just the start of what’s to come? 

Deadline: Oct. 1

Editor: Haley Lewis, haley.lewis@theconversation.com

Health/Medicine: 

Looking for an FAQ on reproductive side-effects of COVID-19 vaccines (rumoured and real): Is there any risk of infertility in women? Does the vaccine cause temporary changes in menstrual cycles? Can the vaccine cause impotence in men? What about the now infamous swollen testicles rumour? What effects can having COVID-19 have on reproductive health?

Deadline: ASAP

Editor: Patricia Nicholson, patricia.nicholson@theconversation.com 

Flu season FAQ: What do people need to know about this year’s flu shot? Is it safe to get a flu shot at the same time as a COVID-19 shot, or between first and second COVID-19 vaccine doses? Last year saw fewer flu cases than usual because of COVID-19 prevention measures; will this year be different? How might flu season interact with fourth wave COVID-19?

Deadline: ASAP

Editor: Patricia Nicholson, patricia.nicholson@theconversation.com 

COVID-19 vaccine booster shots: Who might benefit from a third shot? Under what circumstances might they be recommended for the general public?

Deadline: ASAP

Editor: Patricia Nicholson, patricia.nicholson@theconversation.com  

As Alberta and Saskatchewan hospitals approach capacity, they may have to implement triage protocols. Looking for someone to write about this from the perspective of medical ethics, including the possibility that they may choose to treat vaccinated people first because they have a better chance of survival.

Deadline: ASAP

Editor: Patricia Nicholson, patricia.nicholson@theconversation.com

Energy + Environment:

Recent reports say 83 per cent of oil reserves and 81 per cent of gas reserves in Canada must remain untouched to meet climate goals. I’m looking for ideas that outline what the future might look like for energy transition and the economy. 

Deadline: Oct. 10

Editor: Hannah Hoag, hannah.hoag@theconversation.com

Oil and gas companies are taking aim at governments that are restricting new drilling licenses curbing oil and gas development in other ways. Last month, Utica Resources Inc. sued the Quebec government. I’m looking for pitches related to legal actions by energy and resource companies. 

Deadline: Oct. 1

Editor: Hannah Hoag, hannah.hoag@theconversation.com

I’m looking for authors to write stories related to the COP26 climate change conference, including stories with short deadlines that would be published during the negotiations. Interested authors should send me a short introductory email that includes their area of expertise, availability and contact information.

Deadline: ASAP

Editor: Hannah Hoag, hannah.hoag@theconversation.com

Politics: 

Looking for an academic to write on the departure of Annamie Paul as leader of the Greens, and a look back at her treatment by fellow party members.

Deadline: ASAP

Editor: Lee-Anne Goodman, lee-anne.goodman@theconversation.com

We ask authors to please sign up and then pitch an article idea, rather than email a fully written article to the editors.

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