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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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SSHRC launches Storytellers challenge

SSHRC Storytellers contest - 2015

Great research matters – but how you tell a story is just as important.

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has launched its fourth-annual Storytellers contest, which challenges post-secondary students to show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research is improving their lives, world and future.

Starting Tuesday, January 5 at 10 a.m., students can send in their best three-minute or 300-word pitch promoting a great SSHRC-funded project happening at their school. Students can pitch their own research project or a professor’s, with permission.

The stories should be creative, compelling and clear. Use video, audio, text or infographics to answer questions such as:

  • Where is the research taking us?
  • What is the story?
  • How does it impact Canadians?

Contest details:

  • Phase 1: Pitch - SSHRC will select 25 finalists to receive a $3,000 cash prize.
  • Phase 2: Share - Finalists will attend the 2016 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Calgary, where they will receive specialized training in research communications. They will then deliver a live presentation at the Storytellers Showcase, where judges will select the final five winners. The top five finalists will present at the prestigious 2016 SSHRC Impact Awards ceremony.

View the full contest rules and regulations.

Submission deadline: Friday, January 29 at 5 p.m.

For more information, please contact: 

David Holton
Communications Advisor