Congratulations to the 2024 FASS 3MT Competition winners

March 13, 2024
Left to right: FASS 3MT competition winners Vanja Vekic, Eva Ribbers, and Nathan Collins

On March 6th, graduate students from various programs across the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) came together to showcase their knowledge and present their thesis at the FASS Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

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 (SFU). 

After a brief deliberation from the judging panel and a vote from the audience, Eva Ribbers from the Department of Psychology came out on top as the first place winner and the people's choice award winner. Tied for second place are Nathan Collins from the Department of Global Humanities and Vanja Vekic from the Department of Linguistics. 

All three winners will move forward to represent FASS at the university-wide competition on April 4th. If successful, they will stand a chance to compete at the Western Regionals and the National Competition in Toronto, Ontario. 

First Place Winner and People's Choice Winner

Eva Ribbers 

PhD in Law and Forensic Psychology 

Preventing Miscarriages of Justice by Improving Judicial Assessment of Eyewitness Identification Evidence 

Second Place Winner

Nathan Collins

MA in Global Humanities

A Psychoanalytic Inquiry into Social Photography and the Subject

Second Place Winner

Vanja Vekic

MA in Linguistics

Harry Potter and the Existential THERE

Cheer on FASS at the SFU Final

All three FASS winners will be presenting in the SFU-wide competition where they will compete against the winners of the wildcard heat and other faculty heats. If successful, the winners of the SFU final will stand a chance to compete in the Western Regionals and the National Competition in Toronto, Ontario. 

Come cheer them on April 4th, 12:30 – 2:00 pm. For more information, visit the Graduate Studies website