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Three UWindsor students among national finalists in competition to highlight research impact

Three University of Windsor doctoral candidates are finalists in a national competition to show how research in social sciences and humanities is making a difference in the lives of Canadians.

Sara Santarossa of the Faculty of Human Kinetics and psychology students Renée Taylor and Kathleen Wilson have each won $3,000 and a berth in the next round of competition in the Storytellers contest sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

The competition required entrants to produce three-minute videos explaining their research. The 25 finalists represent 19 post-secondary institutions across Canada.

“This year’s 25 Storytellers competition finalists show exceptional creativity in communicating the relevance of social sciences and humanities research to the daily lives of Canadians,” Ted Hewitt, SSHRC president, said in a release Wednesday. “I commend each of them for their outstanding talent and ability to convey concisely and with great impact, why such research matters.”

Given the exceptional circumstances caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the requirement of the Storytellers competition that finalists communicate their research in front of a live audience, SSHRC has postponed the showcase to the 2021 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, set for May 29 to June 4, 2021, at the University of Alberta. The final five winners chosen at that event will be featured at SSHRC’s Impact Awards ceremony, to be held in fall 2021.

Watch the submissions of the UWindsor finalists:

DailyNews will publish more on each of these contestants and their research projects.

In announcing the 25 finalists Wednesday, SSHRC provided links to all the winning videos.