Conduct Your Research

Communicate Your Research

The dissemination of results and outcomes is an essential part of research and scholarship. ORSCE is committed to working with our scholarly community to ensure the full value of research is employed in creating positive change.

We offer workshops, special events and one-on-one consultation with researchers to improve the quantity and quality of scholarly communication and knowledge mobilization. In addition, we host an annual Research and Scholarship Week on campus each spring to celebrate and share the great work of the MRU community.

MRU Joins The Conversation 

The ORSCE has some exciting news to share with the Mount Royal community. In June 2023, Mount Royal University became a member of The Conversation. The news site, which began operations in 2017, is an outlet for academics and researchers to disseminate their work and spread the word about their research

The Conversation’s writing and publication approach works on two levels. Only current researchers and academics may be the lead authors on articles published in The Conversation. This means that the outlet is committed to high quality, scholarly material that is based on research for social and scientific impact. By having a team of editors carefully working with each author, they can together craft a story that, from a journalistic perspective, will be accessible to all manner of readers.

To assist with knowledge mobilization, all of The Conversation’s works are published under Creative Commons license, meaning that any media outlet can republish the work free of charge to ensure meaningful research reaches as many people as possible.


Publishing in The Conversation:

If you are interested in writing for The Conversation, it is important to know The Conversation receives story pitches and written stories in two ways.

An academic can pitch a story of their own design via a form on The Conversations website. In order to become eligible for sending in stories, you must first create an account and have your education and work history verified.

The second option is through callouts, where The Conversation already has a story idea, and they contact member institutions to see if any faculty are interested or have expertise in the given topic.  

Here is a quick guide on how to write for The Conversation

As a member of The Conversation, Mount Royal University started receiving callouts in June 2023. 

If you wish to become part of the mailing list that receives these callouts, please contact Ethan Ward – – in the Office of Research Scholarship and Community Engagement (ORSCE) and he will add you to the mailing list to ensure you have access to story ideas in a timely manner. These are usually sent out twice a week.



On November 23, 2023, Mount Royal hosted Scott White, editor-in-chief of The Conversation Canada for a talk on what writing for The Conversation looks like. White went over the pitching process, what makes a good story, story editing, and the collaborative nature of The Conversation.

It was an engaging talk full of anecdotes and the personal experiences of having been editor-in-chief for many years. Tying into the necessity of dissemination, White provided many examples of Conversation writers and their impact on public policy and government, letting faculty know what influence they can have writing for The Conversation.   

The ORSCE hopes to schedule more workshops for writing tips and knowledge dissemination.  To stay tuned in for more event announcements and dissemination opportunities, subscribe to the ORSCE newsletter


MRU in The Conversation:

Below are recent examples of Mount Royal faculty having their work published in The Conversation.

Mount Royal’s institutional page in The Conversation


Could the good news story about the ecological crisis be the collective grief we are feeling?

Authors: Sarah Brown & Sonya Jakubec 

The West’s double standards are once again on display in Israel and Palestine

Author: M. Muhannad Ayyash

Book review: African thinkers analyse some of the big issues of our time - race, belonging and identity 

Author: Ademola Adesola

How the ‘parental rights’ movement gave rise to the 1 Million March 4 Children

Authors: Corrine Mason & Leah Hamilton

Biden says the U.S. would have to invent an Israel if it didn’t exist. Why? 

Author: M. Muhannad Ayyash

What listening to the soil can tell us about our relationship to the land

Mount Royal Author: Matthew Swallow

As Canada welcomes historic numbers of immigrants, how can communities be more welcoming?

Mount Royal Author: Leah Hamilton

6 ways universities can promote health on campus – and measure progress

Mount Royal Author: Chad London

In the Alberta election stakes are high for 2SLGBTQ+ youth

Mount Royal Author: Leah Hamilton