SSHRC Storyteller Wednesday: Annie McEwen

We’re not the only ones presenting big ideas in creative ways. One of our main partners, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, is giving Canada’s best and brightest young scholars the spotlight to tell the world why research matters. The SSHRC Storytellers contest issued this challenge to postsecondary students from across Canada: Give us your best three-minute pitch about the impact of a great SSHRC-funded research project.

Every Wednesday, we’ll be sharing one of these pitches here in our blog. This week we’re featuring Annie McEwen, a PhD candidate in the School of Public Policy and Administration, who produced a video that pitched her research on childhood disadvantage and Canadian child policy.

“My project looks at how income affects a range of child developmental and well-being outcomes, with a particular focus on the role of public policy in improving the outcomes for disadvantaged children,” says McEwen. “I believe my research is important in that it will provide evidence to better guide the design of policy that aims to improve the well-being of Canadian children, which has important immediate effects as well as life-long consequences.”

More about SSHRC Storytellers:

The Top 25 finalists were revealed on April 1, 2014 and they each won $3,000 and a trip to Congress, Canada’s premiere social sciences and humanities conference. At Congress, they will receive hands-on mentoring and training from experienced communications professionals. They’ll also deliver their pitch in front of a live audience and a panel of experts. A jury will select the final five to present a final talk as part of the SSHRC Impact Awards ceremony in fall 2014.


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