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The finalists are chosen for the March 24 3MT final competition

March 2, 2020 — 

The finalists for this year’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition demonstrate the great range of work being done by our University of Manitoba graduate students. The 3MT heats featured 33 students who showcased their innovative research. The judges were able to narrow their choices down to 12 finalists – both master’s and doctoral students – who will compete in the 3MT final, on March 24.

3MT is an annual competition where challengers have just three minutes to present their research and its importance in plain language, using only a single slide to illustrate their topic. The competitors are judged on comprehension, engagement, ease of communication while providing an understanding of the background and significance of their research.

At the final competition on March 24th, the judges will choose the top three, and the audience will vote for People’s Choice. Students will compete for the Dr. Archie McNicol Prize for First Place ($2,500), the UM Retirees Prize for Second Place ($1,250), Third Place ($750), and the People’s Choice award ($250).

The final competition winner will advance to the Western Canada regional competition at the University of Alberta, and then possibly represent UM at the 3MT national competition.

Everyone is invited to attend this exciting event and cheer on the finalists.

Tuesday, March 24
Robert B. Schultz Lecture Theatre in St. John’s College

The 12 finalists are:

Anna Mikhailitchenko
Dept: Biological Sciences
Supervisor: Dr. Gail K. Davoren
Thesis Title: Patterns in humpback whale non-song calls across time on their Newfoundland feeding grounds

Landon Falk
Dept: Physiology and Pathophysiology
Supervisor: Dr. Richard Keijzer
Thesis Title: The role of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor in the pathogenesis of congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Chetan Patil
Dept: Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Supervisor: Dr. Michael Jackson
Thesis Title: Mechanism of Pannexin-1 channel activation in Alzheimer’s Disease

Xiang Li
Dept: Food Science
Supervisor: Dr. Filiz Koksel
Thesis Title: Eating puffed snacks without feeling guilty

Jamie Dearnley
Dept: Chemistry
Supervisor: Dr. Gregg Tomy
Thesis Title: Assessment of Remediation Techniques on Freshwater Shorelines Affected by Oil Spills Using Concentrations of Biliary Metabolites in Fathead Minnows (Pimephales promelas)

Jessica Nicksy
Dept: Soil Science
Supervisor: Dr. Martin Entz and Dr. Brian Amiro
Thesis Title: Closing the loop on urban waste: Anthronutrients for organic crops

Tyson Reimer
Dept: Physics and Astronomy
Supervisor: Dr. Stephen Pistorius
Thesis Title: Detecting Breast Cancer with Microwaves

Alana Signore
Dept: Kinesiology and Recreation Management
Supervisor: Dr. Shaelyn Strachan
Thesis Title: Examining the impact of a self-compassion intervention on physical activity behaviour among people with prediabetes: A pilot and feasibility study

Zoya Buckmire
Dept: Natural Resources Institute
Supervisor: Dr. Nicola Koper
Thesis Title: Understanding Mangrove Zonation: the key to successful restoration

Toby Le
Dept: Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Supervisor: Dr. Keith Fowke
Thesis Title: The unknown link between DMPA and HIV risk

Sarah Bohunicky
Dept: Kinesiology and Recreation Management
Supervisor: Dr. Trisha Scribbans
Thesis Title: Shoulder pain: Can we reduce risk in only 4 minutes

Shanelle Gingras
Dept: Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Supervisor: Dr. Paul McLaren
Thesis Title: Genetic regulation of gene expression differences in inflammatory cells and its impact on HIV susceptibility

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