Grad students to present research at 3MT preliminaries Thursday

Three minutes. One slide. No notes.

Eight graduate students will take on Three Minute Thesis (3MT) challenge Thursday, April 4 during the preliminary round of Brock’s seventh annual contest.

A global competition that originated in Queensland, Australia, 3MT challenges students to present their research in three minutes to an audience of non-scientists in understandable language.

The preliminary round of the Brock competition begins at noon in Pond Inlet. Guests who arrive after the beginning of the event will only be able to enter the room in between presentations.

Semi-finalists will advance to the University’s final round held during the Faculty of Graduate Studies’ annual Mapping the New Knowledges Graduate Student Conference on Thursday, April 11. From there, the winner will compete at the provincial 3MT championship to be held the following week at McMaster University.

This year’s competitors represent many of Brock’s Faculties and topics range from chronic pain self-management to intervention programs for infants at risk of autism spectrum disorder.

The entire Brock community is invited to attend the 3MT preliminary round to learn about some of the interesting research happening at Brock. The competition will be followed by a reception and a chance to interact with the presenters.

This year’s Three Minute Thesis presenters include:

  • Alicia Azzano (Master of Arts — Applied Disability Studies): Parent-Mediated Targeted Intervention for Infants At-Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Fares Belkhiria (Master of Science — Management (Marketing)): Does e-government always “fit”?
  • Jordan Gallant (Master of Arts — Applied Linguistics): Co-activation in the Bilingual Lexicon
  • Nicole Gavin (Master of Arts — Classics): A Sunken City of Stone Age Sailors
  • Dianne Grant (Master of Arts — Applied Disability Studies): Significance of learning to read well from Grade 1 to 4
  • Margaret Hughes (Master of Science — Biology): Impacts of biodiversity on vineyard ecology and pest control
  • Rachel Richmond (Master of Arts — Applied Health Sciences): A Phenomenological Analysis of Chronic Pain Self-Management
  • Jennifer Wilkinson (Master of Science — Applied Health Sciences): Increasing membrane saturation promotes release of cytochrome c in synthetic membrane model to support mitochondrial-mediated cell death

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