July 13, 2020

Tune in to Three Minute Thesis competition finals July 24 — from the comfort of your home

Grad students will battle for the UCalgary 3MT title and a chance to represent the university at the regional 3MT competition

Every year, UCalgary graduate students from a wide breadth of disciplines master their communication skills by taking their 100 to 300 pages of complex research and making it accessible to a general audience in only three minutes in the UCalgary Three Minute Thesis competition.

This year, the competition has gone virtual and you’ll get to join in on the fun from the comfort of your own home. On July 24 at 3 p.m. our finalists will battle it out for the coveted UCalgary title. The winner will represent UCalgary at the Western Three Minute Thesis Competition, with the top winners of the regional competition moving on to the Canadian National competition.

So far, four UCalgary 3MT winners have gone to the Canadian Nationals —  two of whom became national champions and one taking home the national People's Choice award. To date, the University of Calgary is one of the most accomplished universities in the history of Canada's 3MT competition.

Viewers can get a sneak peak of the UCalgary finalists by watching their 3MT videos and voting for their favourite videos July 20 to 24. Learn more about the amazing research being done on campus, support our graduate students and watch history in the making as we crown our very first UCalgary Virtual Three Minute Thesis winner. There will be added treats such as interviews with our finalists, appearances by President Ed McCauley and Provost Dru Marshall, plus behind-the-scenes footage of what it takes to be a UCalgary Three Minute Thesis competitor.

Don’t miss out! Learn more.

Congratulations to our 2020 UCalgary Three Minute Thesis finalists

  • Akshita Tangri, Electrical and Computer Engineering. High efficiency power amplifiers
  • Alexandra Boesel, Geography. Coyotes in the Foothills
  • Iulia Bodnariuc, Chemistry. Designing a THC roadside test using a protein from our brain
  • Kapilan Panchendrabose, Biomedical Engineering. The clot thickens…or does it?
  • Nikolas Ewasechko, Medicine — Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Creating a more effective vaccine against Haemophilus influenzae
  • Samiha Mohsen, Medicine — Community Health Sciences. Impact of family presence on critically ill patients
  • Sophia Shah, Biomedical Engineering. Epidural fat stem cells: do not discard

Vote and watch.