Storytellers graphicThe Storytellers competition challenges students to explain how SSHRC-funded research is making a difference in the lives of Canadians.

UWindsor doctoral students named Canada's top storytellers

Two University of Windsor doctoral students are among Canada’s top research 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.

“The Storyteller’s contest allows SSHRC to recognize and reward new and emerging research communicators, and to showcase the positive impact that social sciences and research is having on Canada and the world,” said SSHRC president Ted Hewitt. “Through their creative, compelling stories, these students stand out as exceptional examples of Canada’s next generation of research communicators.”

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.

View the video entries of UWindsor’s two winners:

Allison Gray —  "The Intersection of Animal Abuse and Inter Personal Violence"

Ayesha Mian Akram — "Closing the Employment Standards Enforcement Gap"