The Conversation Canada, a media website bringing research and journalism together, now offers bilingual content. SSHRC is supporting a pilot of La Conversation Canada to enhance the capacity of Canada’s francophone and bilingual universities and higher education sector to create high-quality journalism content. The website will feature a wide range of articles by francophone Canadian academics, increasing public access to the impact of their research.
The Conversation was started originally in Australia in 2011. The University of British Columbia’s Mary Lynn Young and Alfred Hermida launched the English version of The Conversation Canada in 2017 with the help of a SSHRC grant. Since then the publication has issued more than 1,200 articles that have been viewed almost 20 million times by readers across Canada and around the world.
The Conversation is an international, independent, not-for-profit publisher of commentary and analysis, authored by academics and researchers, and edited by journalists, for the public. All content produced by the global Conversation network is published under creative commons licence—meaning it can be republished by any media outlet anywhere.