SSHRC announces finalists in 2023 Storytellers Challenge

Students across Canada shine in annual social sciences and humanities research storytelling challenge

Monday, April 17, 2023

Today, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) announced the Top 25 finalists for its 2023 Storytellers Challenge.

The annual competition, now in its 10th edition, challenges postsecondary students across the country to inspire audiences with a research story—in up to 300 words or three minutes—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 nearly 200 applicants.

Their research stories involve topics that are important to Canadians and have wide-reaching impacts, such as: identifying the factors that predict mental health for autistic students in higher education; spousal separation in long-term care; better understanding the lived experiences of newcomer youth in support services programs; and navigating health (mis)information.

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 the Congress for the Humanities and Social Sciences on May 29, 2023, following a showcase where the finalists will be judged based on their live storytelling skills.

2023 Storytellers Challenge finalists:

Visit the 2023 Storytellers Gallery to view the Top 25 finalists’ submissions.

For more information, contact:

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Media relations

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