2011 OpenCanada Content Glossary

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4 January, 2012
By: Anouk Dey
Former deputy editor of OpenCanada.org
Taylor Owen
By: Taylor Owen

Founder and Publisher of OpenCanada.org and Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Global Affairs at UBC

We have only been live for 6 months, but we have been busy.  Below is a chronicle of the content we have produced since our launch in August.  Here’s to the next year of debate, innovation and progress in the international affairs conversation.

Think Tanks:

For each Think Tank, we ask a group of experts and practitioners to reflect on an international policy issue.  Here are the subjects we explored in 2011.


Stand alone essays are individual long-form contributions


We have conducted a wide range of interviews, by phone, email, video recording and online chat.

Editorial Content

These stand alone pieces were developed in-house by our editorial staff.

Rapid Response Questions:

Each of the questions below, was sent to a group of Canadian international affairs experts.

The Roundtable:

Gregory Chin:

John Hancock:

Roland Paris:

André Pratte:

Jennifer Welsh:


Anouk Dey:

Jennifer Jeffs:

Taylor Owen:

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Journalism in Canada has suffered a devastating decline over the last two decades. Dozens of newspapers and outlets have shuttered. Remaining newsrooms are smaller. Nowhere is this erosion more acute than in the coverage of foreign policy and international news. It’s expensive, and Canadians, oceans away from most international upheavals, pay the outside world comparatively little attention.

At Open Canada, we believe this must change. If anything, the pandemic has taught us we can’t afford to ignore the changing world. What’s more, we believe, most Canadians don’t want to. Many of us, after all, come from somewhere else and have connections that reach around the world.

Our mission is to build a conversation that involves everyone — not just politicians, academics and policy makers. We need your help to do so. Your support helps us find stories and pay writers to tell them. It helps us grow that conversation. It helps us encourage more Canadians to play an active role in shaping our country’s place in the world.

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