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SSHRC, DOCTalks and the Canada Media Fund: An image is worth 1,000 words: Breaking the bottleneck between evidence and impact through documentary


Tuesday, June 1, 2021

14:00 - 15:15
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Click Your Own Adventure: How the enforced shift to online forges new ways to mobilize knowledge
A collaboration of Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canada Media Fund (CMF) and DOCTalks

Though remarkable shifts have sustained our ability to connect this past year, we have all experienced the limits of virtual gatherings. Yet, the disruption from in-person to online also provides an opportunity to explore formats that offer more than content and theme.

The dynamic Click Your Own Adventure format we are inviting you to is an online event with a nostalgic nod to the Choose Your Own Adventure book series. The concept is a branching session, where in five clicks, you customize your own experience with subject-matter experts’ recordings representing diverse sectors in collaborative knowledge-based documentary media.

The session continues with a live dialogue with these experts and includes practical tools such as The Guide, developed by DOCTalks and CMF. We can then meet at the SSHRC virtual booth to pursue the conversation.

We are looking forward to discussing with you the power of knowledge-based documentary media as a tool for mobilizing social sciences and humanities research for resounding impact.

Let us show, not tell, you more: Watch the Click Your Own Adventure how-to

Dominique Bérubé (SSHRC)
Shaun Bryan (Canada Media Fund)
Rudy Buttignol (Knowledge Network)
Paul De Decker (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
Emanuel Licha (Université de Montréal)
Sue O'Donnell (University of New Brunswick)
Lloyd Salomone (University of New Brunswick)
Brennan Sisk (University of New Brunswick)
Tim Wilson (Associate Vice President, Research Programs at SSHRC)

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