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Great Research Tells a Story

The annual SSHRC Storytellers contest challenges students across Canada to create compelling narratives about the impact of their work.

Dec 14, 2017

Every day, researchers in the social sciences tackle some of society’s greatest challenges. Our research is key to improving people’s lives, contributes to global knowledge and advances the health and well-being of the world around us.

For the past six years, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has been seeking out the best of these research stories from across the country.

Through SSHRC’s annual Storytellers contest, post-secondary students from everyCanadian institution are encouraged to “show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research affects our lives, our world and our future prosperity.”

Participants are invited to demonstrate in three minutes or 300 words how SSHRC-funded research makes a difference in our society. Contestants from past years have covered fields ranging from development economics to gender identity, environmental management and game culture. 

Two years ago, Madeline Mant from the Department of Anthropology won an honourable mention (watch her entry). The next SSHRC Storyteller could be you! 

The top 25 finalists each receive $3,000 and go on to compete in the Storytellers Showcase at the 2018 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Submit your entry by January 31, 2018.

Good luck!