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Three Minute Thesis Finals

March 17, 2016

Congratulations to all of the finalists who competed this week at SFU's 2016 3MT finals!

  • 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
  • Daniel Peach, Biology: Floral Foraging Ecology of Mosquitoes
  • 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
  • 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

All of the judges were very excited about the wide range of research that is happening at the university. Anne Giardini, SFU Chancellor, noted she was so engaged by the presentations that she couldn't believe how quickly the night seemed to go by. 

A special shout out to our first place winner AND people's choice, Daniel Peach, from Biological Sciences, and our second prize winner, Teresa Rosales Ramirez, from Earth Sciences.

Daniel will be going on to represent SFU at the Western Canadian Finals held on April 29 at UBC Okanagan.

If you want to see more photos from the event, check out the Office of Graduate Studies Flickr account. Stay tuned to our 3MT website for upcoming videos of each presenter.

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