QTRL 2021-22 graduate research assistant Chido Muchemwa has won the grand prize in the 2022 Bridge Prize for her short story, If It Wasn’t for the Nights. The Bridge Prize is a competition celebrating excellence in short story fiction writing at the post-secondary level in Canada; it is presented by the School of Liberal Education at the University of Lethbridge and awards $7,500 to the winning student. Along with being a doctoral candidate in the SDS program, Chido was part of the Queer and Trans Research Lab’s inaugural cohort last year and worked with faculty fellow Jordache Ellapen.
Our sincere congratulations to Chido on her incredible accomplishment! You can learn more about her writing history in this Toronto Star article or read her winning short story If It Wasn’t for the Nights, on the Bridge Prize page.