The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) today announced that Carleton’s Ian Wereley is among the top five finalists in its 2016 Storytellers challenge.
Wereley is a doctoral candidate in Department of History who researches the history of oil and energy. His SSHRC Storytellers video, called Imagining Energy in Transition: Past, Present, Future, examines what Canada stands to gain from shifting to alternative energy sources.
The annual contest challenges post-secondary students across the country to demonstrate—in three minutes or 300 words—how SSHRC-funded research is making a difference in the lives of Canadians. The top entries this year addressed a range of issues—from sustainable technologies and digital inequality to food security, transgender issues and special-needs education—and highlighted how knowledge about the social sciences and humanities helps Canadians understand and improve the world.
“The Storytellers challenge follows through on SSHRC’s mandate to connect social science and humanities research with Canadians,” said SSHRC President Ted Hewitt. “These students, and their creative, compelling stories, stand as shining examples of Canada’s next generation of research communicators. Congratulations!”
The five were selected from among 25 students in a national competition.
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