FASS announces 3MT competition winners

March 14, 2023

On March 9, seven graduate students had the opportunity to showcase their knowledge and present their thesis at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. The students came from various programs including Criminology, Economics, Gerontology, Linguistics, Philosophy, Sociology and Anthropology, and Urban Studies. 

The 3MT competition challenges graduate students to present their thesis and its significance with just three minutes and one slide. The competition cultivates students' academic, presentation, and research communication skills, and celebrates exciting graduate research taking place at Simon Fraser University. The winner and runner-up from the FASS 3MT competition will move on to the university-wide heat. 

After a brief deliberation from our judges and vote from the audience, the winners were selected. FASS would like to congratulate: 

First Place Winner

Dynamic Self- and Other-assessment of Second Language Speech

Dasha Gluhareva,
PhD Linguistics

Runner-Up Winner

Victim’s speech-acts in Transitional Justice Systems

Mariana Pinzon-Caicedo,
MA Sociology & Anthropology

People’s Choice Winner

Walkable neighbourhoods for immigrant older adults

Farinaz Rikhtehgaran,
MA Gerontology

Dasha Gluhareva and Mariana Pinzon-Caicedo will move on to the university-wide heat which competes on April 5th, 12:30–2:00pm. Come cheer them on in-person at the Big Data Hub (ASB 10900). 

For more information or to watch online

Interested in competing?

Register for the Wildcard Heat! Registration closes on March 21st. Compete on March 22nd. 

Wildcard competitions are open to graduate students who can't attend their faculty heat or whose faculty did not have a heat. Participants are only allowed to compete once in either their faculty heat or the wildcard competition.