Short videos featuring the research of MEEC student Roberta Laurie (pictured here) and doctoral student Cheryl Heykoop have been released this week through the SSHRC’s Storytellers contest. This follows last week’s release of Brett Blair’s video on Robin Cox’s research.
The students are all among the top 25 in the contest and have won a prize valued at $3,000, an invitation to a special communications workshop at Congress 2013 in Victoria and the chance to deliver a featured presentation at this year’s World Social Science Forum in Montreal. An adviser to the International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD), as well as a researcher for the Makerere University’s Refugee Law Project in Uganda, Cheryl has spent a decade helping young people in Africa and Southeast Asia better understand their experiences and perspectives about issues that affect them. Her video project highlights her work exploring meaningful child engagement methods for post-conflict truth-telling with children in northern Uganda. Watch her video here. Roberta is a writer, educator, editor and co-founder of independent publishing house Prairie Dog Publishing. Her video submission presents her Canada Graduate Scholarship-supported research on the ethical oil movement, including its influence on and framing by Canadian media. Watch her video here. You can also read a story about Roberta’s work here.