University photo contests can be a useful tool for promoting research: Editorial


In an article for University Affairs, Natalie Samson reflects on how postsecondary institutions across Canada are using photo contests to engage students and the public in research. Samson discusses the success of the University of Saskatchewan’s Images of Research contest, for example, which has significantly boosted levels of public engagement with research coming out of the institution. Similar competitions have also been organized at institutions such as the University of Calgary, Queen’s University, the University of New Brunswick, and the University of Guelph. Samson writes that these contests demonstrate the effectiveness of photography as a tool in knowledge-translation and scientific communication.

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