On April 17, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) announced the Top 25 finalists for its 2023 Storytellers Challenge. Among the finalists are three Queen's students, Madison Robertson, Michalina Woznowski, and Geography and Planning's Hannah Hunter! Hannah's submission is a short audio essay about her SSHRC (Vanier) funded research on bird sound recordings and extinction. Listening to Birds at the End of the World can be heard here.

The annual Storytellers competition, now in its 10th edition, challenges postsecondary students across the country to inspire audiences with a research story—in up to 300 words or three minutes—of how SSHRC-funded research is making a difference in the lives of Canadians. To view the submissions of all 25 finalists for this year, please visit the SSHRC Storytellers Gallery.

The 25 finalists will be narrowed to the competition's prestigious Final Five at the Congress for the Humanities and Social Sciences on May 29, 2023, where Hannah and the other finalists will showcase their live storytelling skills. Best of luck, Hannah, and well done!