What motivates some of the world's brightest minds to pursue graduate education?
Andria Bianchi - Applied Philosophy PhD grad. GRADimpact: helping to better understand sexual consent for people with dementia
Jason Deglint - Systems Design Engineering PhD candidate. GRADimpact: leveraging the power of artificial intelligence for safe, clean water
Nyasha Gondora - Pharmacy PhD candidate. GRADimpact - helping to understand the impact of stress on the brain
Gustavo Tondello - Computer Science PhD candidate. GRADimpact: personalizing pursuasive apps to help achieve our goals
Andrea Minano - Geography PhD candidate. GRADimpact: using 3D visualization to help illustrate the effects of climate change
Mitchell Kay - Biology PhD candidate. GRADimpact: creating a baseline to measure natural variation caused by development in northern Alberta
Laura Healey - Kinesiology MSc candidate. GRADimpact: preventing injuries and optimizing performance with biomechanics
GRADflix is a research communication opportunity for Waterloo graduate students. Participants create a video, moving slide show, or animation of no longer than 60 seconds (one minute) in length that describes their research.The top videos are shown at a red-carpet screening where judges choose the winners based on communication, creativity and visual impact, and technical quality. The audience also selects a people's choice award winner.
Three-Minute Thesis (3MT)
The 3MT competition is another opportunity for Waterloo graduate students to share their research. The challenge is to explain the breadth and significance of their research - to a non-specialist audience - with just three minutes and one static slide.
In January 2019, we caught up with these former 3MT competitors. Find out what Greg (Chemical Engineering), Emmanuel (Vision Science), Demetri (Applied Math), Julie (Environment and Resource Studies), Yourie (Psychology), and Matt (Kinesiology) are doing now.