SFU 3 Minute Thesis finalists 2013

Three Minute Thesis

You're invited to the Finals for the 2016 Three Minute Thesis Competition, where we'd like you to help us select one of the best graduate student presenters at SFU.

  • Monday, March 14, 5:15–7:30 pm, WMC 3520, Burnaby campus
  • Finals will begin at 5:30 pm sharp. Please arrive by 5:15 pm so that competitors aren't distracted by latecomers.)
  • Note: This event will not be webcast
  • Reserve your seats

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.

2016 Finalists

  • Nezam Alavi, Engineering Science: Arm Rehabilitation Robotic System
  • Lee Beavington, Education: Scientific Ethics and Outdoor Education
  • Hannah Celinski, English: Reading Dance Technique through Technology
  • Heather Coatsworth, Biology: Going Viral: Can We Stop Dengue Transmission?
  • Travis Crowell, Archaeology: Follow the Shore: Refining Local Sea-Level Histories through Settlement Change in Waiatt and Kanish Bays, Quadra Island, BC
  • Amanmeet Garg, Engineering Science: Imaging Biomarkers for neurodegenerative disorders
  • Mara Katz, Linguistics: Politeness Theory and a New Classification of English Speech Acts
  • Leah Kelley, Public Policy: Embodied Injustice: Policies to Address Self-Injury among Low-income women Aged 35–49 in Alberta
  • Alexandra Kitson, Interactive Arts and Technology: The Functional Significance of Vection
  • Kimberly Nickel, Education: Professional Goalkeeper: The Criminal Justice Practica Supervisor
  • Daniel Peach, Biology: Floral Foraging Ecology of Mosquitoes
  • Teresa Rosales Ramirez, Earth Sciences: Characterizing contamination risk in the surface/shallow subsurface zone due to spills of wastewater from shale gas activities
  • Aateka Shashank, Geography: Walkability in Metro Vancouver
  • Qinwen Yu, Communication: How Canada Views the Rise of China

I wanted to let you know about a phone call I had today. A previous contact was looking for information on my work, and Googled my name. He found the 3MT video and watched it, and shared it at his office. The company he works for is now asking if I would be interested in consulting with them, and if there are other people in my department with similar skills.

His comment was that it was excellent advertising for me, as well as excellent marketing for my research lab, and for our whole department.

— Mary Ann Middleton, 3MT 2013 competitor