SSHRC Storytellers: Videos by UVic students tell the story

May 21, 2013 - Four UVic teams are among 25 winners of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) video contest Reseach for a better life: the storytellers involving universities across Canada. Here is their story.

Alison James-Lomax is graduating this June. She saw the storytelling competition as an opportunity to spread the word: with this "unique project, I wanted to show how SSHRC grants are helping community partnerships."

Her video -- a collection of still photos with her voiceover -- is on the response of international development organizations in East and South Africa to funding challenges. It is specifically about the SSHRC-funded project run by UVic women’s studies professor and political scientist Dr. Laura Parisi, in partnership with the Victoria International Development Education Association (VIDEA). The project questions how new funding models are affecting programs, specifically for women in Uganda, Zambia and Tanzania.