> Two sociology doctoral students named Canada's top storytellers

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) announced Monday that Allison Gray and Ayesha Mian Akram — both of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology — were among the five winners of its annual Storytellers contest.

As top 25 finalists, Gray and Miam Akram each received a cash prize of $3,000 and presented their research at the 2017 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

As winners in the top five, the two will further receive an expense-paid trip for their presentations to be featured at the 2017 SSHRC Impact Awards event.