© 2013 by Peter Christie.

WHAT

Previous projects include large, influential reports for national and international groups and agencies as well as awareness campaigns, grant proposals (Tri-Council and foundations), articles, annual reports, film scripts and presentations.
SUPPORTING CANADA'S PUSH FOR PROTECTED AREAS
Canadian conservation groups got behind a nationwide effort to protect Canada's remarkable wilderness. We got behind them.

 

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, the Boreal Songbird Initiative, Nature Canada and other non-government conservation groups took on the task of raising awareness about a national push for more parkland, protected areas and marine conservation areas across Canada. Research, writing work (backgrounders, fact sheets, opinion articles and other materials) and strategic planning helped the campaign get the word out.

ENSURING ACADEMIC MANUSCRIPTS GET PUBLISHED 
With crisp scientific writing in biology, health and social sciences, we've helped researchers reach readers in top peer-reviewed journals.

 

We help academic researchers get published by offering a full range of manuscript development services, from writing and editing to concept development and critical scientific synthesis. Our work has contributed to publications in leading journals, including Current Biology, Social Science & Medicine, Behavioural Ecology & Sociobiology, Behaviour, International Journal of Circumpolar Health, International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, Qualititative Health Research, Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health,Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, and others.

A RECOVERY PLAN FOR A SPECIES AT RISK
We helped Alberta Environment and Parks draft a recovery plan for the "threatened" western grebe. 

 

Alberta Environment and Parks needed an update and rewrite of the latest draft recovery plan for the western grebe, a species considered threatened in the province. We reviewed the literature and rewrote the draft to bring the document up to date, compiling information that adds to a better understanding of grebe abundance across Alberta.

VIDEO SCRIPT FOR INUIT-WESTERN RESEARCH TRAINING
A team from the University of Alberta and Arviat, Nunavut, developed a series of research training workshops. A short video told the story.

 

Research and writing work helped create the proposal, a published manuscript and a script for a short video documenting the research training workshop series in two Arctic communities. 

REPORTING ON THE STATE OF CANADA'S BIODIVERSITY
The World Wildlife Fund Canada compiled science to reveal how the nation's wildlife populations are doing.

 

WWF Canada's national Living Planet Index is a comprehensive look at monitored vertebrate wildlife population trends across Canada. Research and writing work complemented efforts by the WWF team to prepare the report and a glossy summary "magazine" that was distributed across the country as a Globe and Mail insert. 

REPORTING ON THE STATE OF CANADA'S BIODIVERSITY
The World Wildlife Fund Canada compiled science to reveal how the nation's wildlife populations are doing.

 

WWF Canada's national Living Planet Index is a comprehensive look at monitored vertebrate wildlife population trends across Canada. Research and writing work complemented efforts by the WWF team to prepare the report and a glossy summary "magazine" that was distributed across the country as a Globe and Mail insert. 

GRANT PROPOSAL WRITING FOR RESEARCH AND PROGRAMS
Effective science reviews, literature synthesis and narrative have contributed to a successful grant-writing record.

 

Research and program grant proposals directed at Tri-Council Agencies, foundations and other funders benefit from skillful science synthesis and storytelling. Research, reviews and writing work have contributed to success attracting support from SSHRC, CIHR, The University of Alberta, The Law Foundation of Ontario and others.

LARGE-SCALE SCIENCE REPORT SYNTHESIS
An 500-page expert panel report—two years in the making—reviewed the latest science concerning oil pipeline spills. A summary was needed.

 

A Royal Society of Canada expert panel report outlined the state of the science concerning oil spills in Canada's lakes, rivers and seas. Our lay-reader summary provided a vital tool for policy makers and accessible language for media and the public.

WRITING AND RESEARCH FOR ARCTIC STEWARDSHIP
The World Wildlife Fund had a novel idea for identifying conservation targets throughout the Arctic. An influential report was the result.

 

A two-year WWF project, involving four scientific teams on two continents, explored how ecosystem resilience might offer conservation hope to the world's fast-changing Arctic regions. Research and writing work helped with the report that has since been cited by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the Arctic Council.

PROSPECTUS WRITING FOR A UNIQUE FOREST AGREEMENT
To break new ground in collaborative conservation, the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement needed help with its requests for funding.

 

The largest forest-conservation deal in history—and an unprecedented collaboration between industry and environmental groups—needed financial support. Grant writing work helped the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement attract philanthropic foundation support.

OUTREACH AND RECRUITING FOR CLIMATE SCIENCE SUPPORT
Canada's premier climate science funding agency needed help transforming itself into a new national science-to-policy forum.

 

The Canadian Climate Forum (CCF) is a national organization that promotes climate science in decision making.  By spearheading outreach and recruiting governments, industry associations and environmental groups, we helped this new national forum rebuild itself.

BRANDING AND MESSAGE DEVELOPMENT
The Invasive Species Centre is a leading, national agency battling to stop invasive species in Canada.

 

The Invasive Species Centre was created in 2011 as a national, non-government organization for protecting Canada’s forests, fields and waterways from invasive species. We helped write materials for the development of the agency's mission, key messages and language.

WRITING SUPPORT FOR LEADING CLIMATE RESEARCH
The Canadian Foundation of Climate and Atmospheric Sciences funded university-based climate research for more than a decade.

 

During its ten-year mandate, CFCAS funded two dozen multi-year, multi-million-dollar research networks and 160 large scientific projects across the country. We worked with the organization for several years writing reports, briefs and other materials to get the message out. We also wrote the book celebrating its legacy.