April 06, 2016 - 6:30 PM
KAMLOOPS - A local student at Thompson Rivers University is a finalist in a Canada-wide storytelling competition.
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council hosts the annual contest, which challenges post secondary students to show how social sciences and humanities research affects life and the future of the world.
Ryland Fortie is a visual arts student in his fourth year at the local university and recently made it into the top 25 of this year’s storyteller challenge.
“This is probably one of the bigger platforms I’ve had to share research and talk about my interests,” Fortie says. “It will be a great experience to familiarize myself with sharing in this capacity."
In his submission, Fortie prepared a video to teach Canadians more about how the camera obscura can help us learn more about the wilderness after he joined visual arts professor Donald Lawrence as a research assistant.
The video was one of the nearly 200 entries received in the contest and was reviewed by 30 expert judges. By becoming a finalist, he was awarded a $3,000 cash prize. His submission will go on to compete in the showcase this May.
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