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Katrina SwitzerPhD student Katrina Switzer’s minute-long video on yellow toads is one of six University of Windsor entries to be ranked among the 40 best research videos in Canada.

Science students seeking campus clicks in competition

Six University of Windsor entries in a graduate student video contest have been ranked among the 40 best in the country and are now seeking clicks from campus viewers to win the national spotlight.

For the third year in a row, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has sponsored a graduate student video contest. Students conducting NSERC-funded research were invited to create 60-second videos to describe their studies.

The six University of Windsor entries have now advanced to a national competition.

“We’re really proud of the University of Windsor student entries,” says Dan Mennill, associate dean of graduate studies and research for the Faculty of Science. “I encourage the whole campus to support our student scientists by watching their videos between now and March 27. Every view counts as a vote for our students’ videos to advance them into the top 25 videos.”

Each viewing of the University of Windsor student videos counts as one “vote” to advance that video to the final competition of the best 25 research videos in the country.

“It is a thrill for my research video to advance to the national competition,” says Katrina Switzer, a doctoral student in the Department of Biological Sciences. “It’s a great chance to share my research with a national audience.”

Dr. Mennill invites student, faculty, and staff to do their part: “I hope the whole University of Windsor community will watch these bright young scientists’ videos and share their links as widely as we can.”

—Darko Milenkovic

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