The Canadian Mountain Assessment (CMA) is currently seeking authors interested in contributing to this foundational effort to understand the state of knowledge of Canada’s rapidly changing mountains systems, guided by innovative conceptual and ethical frameworks for knowledge sharing. This first-of-its kind Assessment will include insights from both peer-reviewed literature and First Nations, Métis, and Inuit knowledges of mountain systems, with individual Assessment chapter teams being balanced between Indigenous and non-Indigenous authors.
CMA authors should be recognized as 1. Established or emerging academic experts 2. First Nations, Métis, and Inuit knowledge holders or 3. non-academic specialists (e.g. mountain guides, tourism operators, writers) with expertise/knowledge relevant to Canadian mountain systems. The CMA provides a platform for connecting and mobilizing researchers, practitioners, and Indigenous Peoples with knowledge of mountains, and is therefore helping to catalyze a community of practice related to mountains in Canada. This high-impact project is expected to inform the mountain research and policy agenda in Canada for years to come.
If you are interested in an authorship role with the CMA please fill out the self-nomination form here.
Self-nominations will be accepted until July 9, 2021, but submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis for qualified applicants. Please circulate this call widely among your networks. For any questions, please contact CMA Project Assistant Madison Stevens at: firstname.lastname@example.org.