Three Minute Thesis (3MT©) competition

Every year, Brock University participates in the 3MT© Challenge, held in universities across Canada.

Three minutes. One PowerPoint slide. No props. These are the fundamentals of the competition, which gives graduate students three minutes to explain their research in a way that captivates judges and others from outside their discipline and why it matters.

In 2019, eight graduate students made presentations at the 3MT preliminary round. There were three semi-finalists:

  • Alicia Azzano (Master of Arts — Applied Disability Studies): Parent-Mediated Targeted Intervention for Infants At-Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • 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

These three students gave their presentations at the April 11 final round. Alicia Azzano was chosen to represent Brock University at the provincial 3MT competition, held at McMaster University April 17.