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 the work of Bryce Westlake. Bryce’s video on Monitoring the Development of Online Child Exploitation Networks in 3 minutes explores the structure of child exploitation networks and how to target them. (Trigger warning: Upsetting content related to child sexual abuse.)
Bryce completed his BA in Psychology/Sociology at the University of British Columbia in 2007. He finished his Master’s Thesis: Analyzing online child exploitation networks: An examination of severity and connectivity at SFU in 2011. He is currently working on his PhD dissertation: The evolution of the criminal career of child exploitation websites: Community, survival, and offending patterns. Currently he is also the Project Manager at the International Cybercrime Research Centre at SFU.
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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.