Congratulations to English doctoral candidate Emma Vossen who has just won the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s (SSHRC) annual Storytellers competition. Vossen is one of five national winners – the same winning spot fellow English PhD candidate Steve Wilcox held in 2013.
“English and the GI rock!” said Games Institute (GI) director Neil Randall (English), who works with a growing range of graduate students from Arts and other faculties on game studies, including gamification and gender in gaming.
Vossen’s Storytellers piece conveys her vision for the First Person Scholar website, founded and run by graduate students in English and Games Institute. The site enables games studies scholars to publish their research in a way that is free, open access and written for any interested readers, not only those with a graduate degree.
Pictured above: The 2016 Final Five Storytellers. From left to right: Élodie Bouchard, Elissa Gurman, Ted Hewitt (SSHRC President), Shelley Moore, Emma Vossen, Ian Wereley. This piece originally appeared on UWaterloo Arts News.