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Three Minute Thesis 2017 Finals

March 13, 2017
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You're invited to the Finals for the 2017 Three Minute Thesis Competition, where we'd like you to help us select one of the best graduate student presenters at SFU.

Snacks will be served starting at 4:30 pm. Finals will begin at 5 pm sharp. Please arrive by 4:45 pm so that competitors aren't distracted by latecomers.

This is an unparalleled interdisciplinary opportunity for you to hear about the interesting research that's taking place around the university, as well as to pick up some presentation techniques from some of the best graduate student presenters at SFU — and all in 3-minute segments.

SFU Finalists

  • Gopa Caesar, Communication: The Lost Lore of Partition
  • Maggie Cascadden, Resource & Environmental Management: Best Practices for Impact Benefit Agreements
  • Shera Fisk, Archaeology: The Differential Effects of Environmental Factors on Immature and Mature Bone Degradation: A Controlled Experiment Using Pig (Sus scrofa) Skeletal Remains
  • Alexandra Kasper, Physics: Work-Speed-Accuracy Tradeoffs in Molecular Machines
  • Vienna Chichi Lam, Criminology: Lacustrine Taphonomy: A Forensic Histological Examination of Skeletal Changes in a Freshwater Lake
  • Julia Mazurchuk, Public Policy: A Fragmented Net: Supporting At-Risk Families in BC
  • Alexandra Pulwicki, Earth Science: Tracking Snow on Glaciers
  • Emily Ross, Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology: Text Messaging to Help Support Heart Disease Patients Post-Discharge from the Hospital
  • Cecilia Sierra-Heredia, Health Sciences: Climate change, pollen and the development of asthma
  • Alexander Thumm, Urban Studies: Strategically Planning for Parking: The Case of Laneway Houses
  • Louise Thomas, Mechatronic Systems Engineering: Manual wheelchair stability and maneuverability with adjustments to seating configurations
  • David Yin, Engineering Science: Detection of Low Concentration Ammonia Gas Using Differential Laser Induced Fluorescence

Prizes

  • The best presenter across the university will receive $1,000.
  • The second place finisher will receive $500.
  • The audience at the Finals will be polled to select a finalist as the People's Choice winner, who will receive $250.

Judges for the finals

  • Anne Giardini, Chancellor, SFU
  • Andrew Petter, President and Vice-Chancellor, SFU
  • Peter Keller, Vice President Academic, SFU
  • Joy Johnson, Vice President Research, SFU
  • Jeff Hodson, Editor, Metro Vancouver

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