Provincial 3MT contest being livestreamed Thursday morning

Let’s get behind Carly Cameron, Brock’s 2016 3MT champion, on Thursday, April 14 at the provincial finals of the Three-Minute Thesis Competition in Waterloo. 

Cameron won Brock’s 3MT finals last week to advance to the provincial finals.

The master’s student in Applied Health Sciences is researching ways to make the gym setting a more comfortable and less critical place for women.

The Brock community is invited to watch the Ontario contest that will be livestreamed at, beginning at 10 a.m. on April 14. 

Based on a random draw, Cameron will present fifth out of the field of 20 doctoral and master’s degree students representing Ontario’s universities.

The event can also be followed on social media with the hashtag #3MTOnt.   

“After years of using language that’s highly specialized in my field, this competition made me think about the big picture impact of my research and how to convey that to the public,” says Cameron. “To be given the opportunity to share this with the broader community is a fantastic way to bridge the gap between research and practice.”

Winners of the 3MT Ontario, will receive $2,000 in total prize money. As well, the top five presenters will move onto the national level, an online competition co-ordinated by the Canadian Association of Graduate Schools.

Sitting across from the competitors in Waterloo will be a panel of judges with a wide range of backgrounds and interests. Invoking images of “American Idol,” the 3MT Ontario judges will score the quality of the presentations and the presenters’ ability to engage the audience. The judges for the 3MT Ontario are: 

  • Rob Baker, guitarist for the Tragically Hip
  • David Meyers, chief executive officer of Iceberg Vodka
  • Susan Anzolin, chief financial officer for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario)
  • Ken Steele, chief futurist at Eduvation
  • Gohar Ashoughian, university librarian, Wilfrid Laurier University

The 3MT is hosted by Wilfrid Laurier University and is open to the public. The event will take place at the Centre for International Governance and Innovation (CIGI), 10 a.m. to noon, 67 Erb Street West Waterloo.

More information can be found at here.

The 3MT is a communications competition for graduate students. Developed in Australia by the University of Queensland in 2008, the 3MT challenges students to explain their research in plain language in just three minutes.

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