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:
- Monika Bischof, University of Guelph
- Ryan Cook, Saint Mary’s University
- Melody Devries, Ryerson University
- Pascale Dugas, Université de Sherbrooke
- Emily Duncan, University of Guelph
- Ariana Ellis, University of Toronto
- Lois Evans, The University of British Columbia
- Zora Feren, Simon Fraser University
- Megan Hamilton, University of Waterloo
- Maxine Iannuccilli, Concordia University
- Arvin Jagayat, Ryerson University
- Adama Kaba, McGill University
- Malorie Kanaan, University of Ottawa
- Éva Lefebvre, Université du Québec à Montréal
- Vincci Li, York University
- Aidan Loh, Western University
- Alexandra Markwell, York University
- Chenée Merchant, University of Manitoba
- Pier-Ann Milliard, Memorial University of Newfoundland
- Niki Oveisi, The University of British Columbia
- Marshall (John) Palmer, Carleton University
- Daniel Quintal-Curcic, University of Ottawa
- Edith Wilson, University of Guelph
- Victoria Woghiren, Wilfrid Laurier University
- Stephanie Woodworth, University of Ottawa
Visit the 2022 Storytellers Gallery to view the Top 25 finalist submissions.
For more information, contact:
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
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