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rabble.ca and the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) are teaming up to find Canada's next progressive student journalists.

We're looking for progressive stories that get to the heart of what it means to be a student in 21st-century Canada. What challenges do college and university students face? What would a truly progressive vision for post-secondary education look like? And most importantly, how do we get there?

Funded by the CFS, Canada's oldest and largest student organization representing over 650,000 students, the Campus Notes student journalism project is seeking sharp, well-written pitches for feature stories on critical student issues.

We want strong, fact-driven reporting with a left-wing perspective on issues that matter to you. Together, we're going to change the conversation on post-secondary education in this country.

Some potential story ideas we would be interested in pursuing:

  • How can we make universal tuition a reality?
  • How do we fix Canada's student debt crisis?
  • Studying while Black
  • Rape culture
  • Decolonizing the university
  • Precarious labour and contract academic faculty

and any other progressive-focused story you can dream up. 

Writers must be enrolled in a post-secondary education program (college, undergraduate or graduate) or a recent graduate. Compensation will be $100 per 800-word piece. 

Send detailed pitches (maximum 200 words) or any questions to Blogs and Opinions Editor Michael Stewart (michael[at]rabble.ca). Please put "Campus Notes" in subject heading. 

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