Winners of the annual 3MT Competition
The University of Winnipeg’s Faculty of Graduate Studies hosted its Fifth Annual Three-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT™) with six courageous student participants. Each student had only three minutes to explain their complex thesis ideas with one static slide using simple language on Tuesday, April 3 in Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall. Dean Reddick took the top prize for explaining his research in finding a solution to best treatments for breast cancer, A Simple Test to Increase Treatment Response of Breast Cancer. Reddick is a Master of Science student in BioScience, Technology, and Public Policy.
Second prize was tied with Laura Cameron (Master of Arts, Indigenous Governance, Indigenous Knowledge, Climate Change) for her presentation Communications: Participatory Video and the Onjisay Aki Climate Summit; and Victor Alhassan, (Master of Science student in Applied Computer Science and Society) for his presentation Automated Map Production Using Deep Neural Networks.
Alhassan also took top prize for People’s Choice award, which was selected by the audience.
The other participants included Kushagra Trivedi, Applied Computer Science; Serena Sung Young Lim, Applied Computer Science; and Cassandra Szabo, Master in Development Practice.
This year’s judges included Senator Marilou McPhedran, Senate of Canada; Dr. Manish Pandey, Acting Vice-President Research and Innovation, UWinnipeg; and Melissa Martin, Reporter, Winnipeg Free Press. To see all the topics by the participants please visit the 3MT™ competition.
Master’s Students from a variety of graduate programs will compete and reception will follow. 3-Minute Thesis (3MT™) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland which challenges research higher degree students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just three minutes in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
The 3MT™ competition kick started the University’s inaugural Graduate Studies Research Week.