Johnny El-Alam, a PhD candidate in visual culture at Carleton University, has produced a video through the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Storyteller program. This initiative seeks to “show Canadians how the very best ideas in the social sciences and humanities—research about people, behaviour, human thought and culture—are helping us understand and improve the world around us, today and into the future.”
Last year, El-Alam was the inaugural recipient of OCUFA’s Mandelbaum Fellowship. This award was established in honour of the late, great Henry Mandelbaum, who was executive director of OCUFA from 1996-2011. It is designed to recognize a full-time graduate student at a publicly-assisted Ontario University who has demonstrated academic excellence, shows exceptional academic promise, and has provided significant community service in his/her university career.