SSHRC announces finalists in 2022 Storytellers Challenge

Social sciences and humanities students across Canada shine in annual research storytelling competition.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Today, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) announced the Top 25 finalists in its 2022 Storytellers Challenge.

The annual competition challenges postsecondary students across the country to inspire audiences with a research story—in up to three minutes or 300 words—of how SSHRC-funded research is making a difference in the lives of Canadians.

This year’s Top 25 Storytellers represent postsecondary institutions throughout Canada and were chosen from among 230 applicants.

Their research stories involve topics that are important to Canadians and have wide-reaching implications, such as: racial profiling in policing; the spread of misinformation; the logic that drives families toward child marriage; and how to encourage young children to make physical activity an important habit in their lives.

“I am amazed every year at the creativity of Canada’s postsecondary students in crafting heartfelt, impact-driven stories of how research is impacting their fellow human beings,” said Ted Hewitt, president of SSHRC. “Congratulations to this year’s finalists, who have done phenomenal work, amid a worldwide pandemic.”

Each finalist receives $3,000 and a chance at one of the coveted Final Five spots, which come with an additional $1,000. The Final Five winners will be announced at an event at the Congress for the Humanities and Social Sciences on May 16, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. (eastern), which will be livestreamed for the public.

2022 Storytellers Challenge finalists:

Visit the 2022 Storytellers Gallery to view the Top 25 finalist submissions.

For more information, contact:

Kate McCarthy
Communications Advisor
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

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