Professor Sandford Borins, the founding Chair of the Department of Management at U of T Scarborough, taught the Narrative and Management course for over 25 years. To mark his retirement in 2020, Professor Borins wanted to celebrate and cultivate digital storytelling skills. This desire evolved into Captivate, a multimedia short digital storytelling competition open to all U of T Scarborough students. In recognition of Professor Borins’ contributions to the campus, donors came together to establish an endowed fund that will support student prizes and other costs associated with Captivate in perpetuity.
It’s helpful for everyone to have a compelling narrative about themselves.
- Professor Sandford Borins
Captivate offers students the opportunity to craft a short digital story in any format, sharing their personal narratives and learning essential storytelling skills. In Professor Borins’ words, “It’s helpful for everyone to have a compelling narrative about themselves, whether it’s for a job interview or introducing yourself at a party. Students have more access to tools to express themselves through multi-media than ever before. My hope is to arm them with the skills to use this technology to tell great stories.”
Watch the winning entries from Captivate 2022 below!