Human Dimensions Open Data Challenge

Posted on Friday, September 23, 2016

The Faculty of Arts is pleased to announce that one of its professors, Dr. Patrick McCurdy of the Department of Communication, has been awarded the top prize in SSHRC’s Human Dimensions Open Data Challenge.  This Challenge was launched to engage the research community in working in multi-disciplinary teams and promote the use of open data set to develop innovative solutions that will address priority issues in the natural resources and energy sectors. 


With their project “MediaToil”, Dr. McCurdy’s team will investigate competing media representations of Canada’s bituminous sands (oil or tar sands) as seen through the promotional images and documents created by key stakeholders.  For additional details on the projects and to consult the MediaToil database, please consult the project’s website:

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