Each year University of Waterloo hosts the largest 3MT competition in Canada! Since 2013 we've seen an abundance of talented graduate students take the stage to compete in the university-wide final.  See below for a complete list of competitors over the years, including the competition results and links to their 3MT YouTube videos.

It should be noted that this list is not extensive, and does not include the names of all students who participated at the faculty and department level heats.  We are proud of all students who compete, and grateful for the the volunteers who make this competition happen at University of Waterloo.

2018 university-wide 3MT finalists

2018 university-wide 3MT finalists
Name Department/School Faculty Presentation title & video Result
Gregory Lui Chemical Engineering Engineering Photocatalysts: Using today's waste to power the future (YouTube)

Winner

*Gregory went on to place 5th in the Ontario 3MT and 2nd place in the Canadian National 3MT competition

Tina Chan School of Public Health and Health Systems Applied Health Sciences Improving peer-to-peer support with gamification techniques (YouTube) Runner-up
Percy Korsah Geography Environment Effect of linear disturbances (roads) on Peatland function (YouTube) People's Choice Winner
Hossam Amer Electrical and Computer Engineering Engineering Connecting people with quality video (YouTube) university-level finalist
Michelle Bullough School of Architecture Engineering Upstream/downstream: Water resilience and management in the Marikina River Bason university-level finalist
David Abou Chacra Systems Design Engineering Engineering 20/20 Computer vision (YouTube) university-level  finalist
Kevin Church Applied Mathematics Mathematics How advances in stability and bifurcation theory will improve your daily commute (YouTube) university-level finalist
Kevin Goorts Civil and Environmental Engineering Engineering Deployable autonomous control systems (YouTube) university-level finalist
Jason Lajoie English Arts Queering Media Technology, Queer Media Practices 1890-2018 (YouTube) university finalist
Seyed Hossein Mirjahanmardi Electrical and Computer Engineering Engineering Microwave imaging for early detection of cancer (YouTube) university-level finalist
Nivas Ramachandiran Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Engineering Resistance spot welding - Electrode life improvement (YouTube) university-level finalist
Danielle Ripsman Management Sciences Engineering 

Incorporating Practical Constraints into Breast Cancer Treatment Planning (YouTube)

university-level finalist
Rebecca Stirling  Earth and Environmental Sciences Science Glacial geology south of Lac de Gras, NWT, and its implications for mineral exploration (YouTube) university-level finalist
Lichen Zhang Civil and Environmental Engineering  Engineering  Identification of safe and productive handling techniques in bricklaying using wearable sensors (YouTube) university-level finalist

 2017 university-wide 3MT finalists

2017 university-wide 3MT finalists
Name Department/School Faculty Presentation title & video Result
Emmanuel Alabi School of Optometry and Vision Science Science Objective measurement of pain Winner and People's Choice
Andria Bianchi Philosophy Arts Sex, Dementia and Consent (YouTube) Runner-up
Nyasha Gondora Pharmacy Science The impact of chronic early life stress on receptor expression in the brain (YouTube) university-level finalist
Amy Yang Civil and Environmental Engineering Engineering  Nutrient Threshold Concentrations for Cyanobacterial Blooms in Drinking Water Reservoirs  (YouTube) university-level finalist
Injla Khan Chemical Engineering Engineering Starch and Cellulose based Nanocomposites (YouTube) university-level finalist
Eric Hunsberger Systems Design Engineering Engineering Efficient Artificial Brains (YouTube) university-level finalist
Cynthia Waltho Management Sciences Engineering Carbon policies in supply chain network design with carbon sensitive demand (YouTube) university-level finalist
Christopher Chan School of Architecture Engineering Growing an Ecology in Space (YouTube) university-level finalist
Joseph Andrew Buscemi History Arts Surviving the Worst: Cultures in Crisis at the End of the Cold War (YouTube) university-level finalist
Leah Kristufek Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Engineering Designing for the Future: Decreasing the Infrastructure Costs of De-icing Salts (YouTube)
 
university-level finalist
Meaghan Mechler Geography and Environmental Management Environment Effect of Biochar on Soil Health and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Temperate Agriculture (YouTube)
 
university-level finalist
Mostafa Farrokhabadi Electrical and Computer Engineering Engineering Reducing Remote Communities Isolated Grids Dependency On Energy Storage Systems (YouTube)
 
university-level finalist
Tyrone Ghaswala Pure Mathematics Math Pac-Man and Donuts (YouTube) university-level finalist
Thomas Bury Applied Mathematics Math Predicting Critical Transitions in Nature and Society (YouTube) university-level finalist

 2016 university-wide 3MT finalists

2016 university-wide 3MT finalists
Name Department/School Faculty Presentation title & video Result
Gah- Jone Won Vision Science and Biology School of Optometry The Development of an Antibody-Drug Conjugate to Specifically Target and Soften the Crystalline Lens in vivo (YouTube) Winner
Cheryl Chan Environment and Resource Studies Environment Fish for Our Future: A Community-Based Approach to Marine Conservation (YouTube) Runner-up
Arun Das Mechnical and Mechatronics Engineering Engineering Enhancing the Eyes of Self Driving Cars (YouTube) People's Choice Award
Merryn Maynard School of Public Health and Health Systems Applied Health Sciences Food Insecurity Among Post-Secondary Students: A Qualitative Investigation (YouTube) university-level finalist
Elise Vist English Language & Literature Arts Queer Fans and Intimate Fandoms (YouTube) university-level finalist
Hadi Hosseinzadeh Khaligh Electrical & Computer Engineering Engineering Silver nanowire transparent electrodes (YouTube) university-level finalist
Nasim Bakhshi Zadeh Electrical & Computer Engineering Engineering Climate change, Solar energy and the War we need to fight (YouTube) university-level finalist
Samuel Ganton Architecture Engineering Storm Sensorium (YouTube) university-level finalist
Safira Lakhani Architecture Engineering (Post) Traumatic Design: International Development that Works (YouTube) university-level finalist
Logan Jeya Systems Design Engineering Engineering Animal Behavioural Tracking university-level finalist
Henry Leopold Systems Design Engineering Engineering A Convergence of Computer Vision and Vision Science: Using Smartphones to Diagnose Blindness (YouTube) university-level finalist
Tiffany Bayley Management Sciences Engineering Coordinated Lot-Sizing for Multiple Product Groups university-level finalist
Gregory Lui Chemical Engineering Engineering Photocatalysts: Designing Green Technologies Using the Power of the Sun (YouTube) university-level finalist
Chris Rausch Civil and Environmental Engineering  Engineering  Strategic Management of Dimensional Variability in Modular Construction (YouTube) university-level finalist
Endrina Rivas Civil Engineering  Engineering  Hydraulic Fracture Modeling (YouTube) university-level finalist
Sabrina Bedjera Civil and Environmental Engineering  Engineering  Predicting the Removal of Micropollutants in Water Treatment Plants using Ozonation (YouTube) university-level finalist
Chloë Mirfield School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED) Environment  Not Cleared for Take-Off: How the Fly-in Work Force is Grounding Opportunity in the North (YouTube) university-level finalist
Demetri Pananos Applied Mathematics Mathematics Early Warning Signals of Vaccine Scares (YouTube) university-level finalist
Gah-Jone Won Optometry & Vision Science Science The Development of an Antibody-Drug Conjugate to Specifically Target and Soften the Crystalline Lens in vivo (YouTube) university-level finalist

 2015 university-wide 3MT finalists

2015 university-wide 3MT finalists
Name Department/School Faculty Presentation title & video Result
Julie DeWolf Environment and Resource Studies Environment Linking Human Rights and the Environment in the Canadian Legal System (YouTube) Winner
Elahe Jabari Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Engineering Micro-scale 3D Printing of Graphene (YouTube) Runner-up
Joseph Buscemi History Arts Protect and Survive?: The Recently Declassified History of Britain's Cold War Nuclear Survival Plans (YouTube) People's Choice Award
Sierra Palaniyandi School of Public Health and Health Systems Applied Health Sciences Mercury and Selenium in Inuit Traditional Foods (YouTube) university-level finalist
Micheal MacKinley School of Public Health and Health Systems Applied Health Sciences The Interaction Between Early- and Late-Life Exposures in Predicting Cognitive Resilience in Older Adulthood (YouTube) university-level finalist
K. Yourie Kim Psychology Arts Discovering Entrepreneurial Intent: Application of an Expanded Model of Career Choice Motivation (YouTube) university-level finalist
Ali Haghi Electrical and Computer Engineering Engineering Fast Wireless Internet for Everyone (YouTube) university-level finalist
Tawsif Khan Applied Mathematics Mathematics Optimal Sensor Location (YouTube) university-level finalist
Cheryl Soulliere Biology Science Regulation of Rainbow Trout Innate Immunity: The Pro-Inflammatory Response (YouTube) university-level finalist
Shane Farnsworth Physics and Astronomy  Science  The Geometry of our Universe (YouTube) university-level finalist

 2014 university-wide 3MT finalists

2014 university-wide 3MT finalists
Name Department/School Faculty Presentation title & video Result
Matthew Vonk Kinesiology Applied Health Sciences The Effects of a Single Session Of Weight Training on Mental Health (YouTube) Winner and People's Choice Award Winner
Mihaela Vlasea Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Bionic bones - we have the technology (YouTube) Runner-Up
Bronwen Valchanov Recreation and Leisure Studies Applied Health Sciences Critical Intersections of Gender, Race and Ethnicity: Leisure Constraints, Negotiations and Resistances of Immigrant Adolescents (YouTube) university-level finalist
Elise Vist English Arts When Fans Get Their Hands on Canon (YouTube) university-level finalist
Mohit Verma Chemical Engineering Engineering  Colouring bacteria using gold nanoparticles (YouTube) university-level finalist
Sarah Leblanc Chemical Engineering  Engineering  Detection of bacteria on plastic surfaces using gold nanostars (YouTube) university-level finalist
Kristin Elton Planning  Environment  Wildlife & Roads: Understanding Wildlife Management Decision-Making (YouTube) university-level finalist
Stanley Xiao Pure Mathematics Mathematics Journey to Understanding the Primes (YouTube) university-level finalist
Kevin Bishop Chemistry Science Studying Quantum Effects in the Water Dimer (YouTube) university-level finalist
Alexander Smith Physics Science Physics and Astronomy Inside a Black Hole (YouTube) university-level finalist

 2013 university-wide 3MT finalists

2013 university-wide 3MT finalists
Name Department/School Faculty Presentation title & video Result
Chau-Minh Phan Optometry and Vision Science  Science Treatment of Fungal Eye Infections using Contact Lenses and Nanoparticles (YouTube)

Winner and People's Choice Award Winner

*Chau-Minh Phan went on to win 3rd place in the Ontario Provincial 3MT finals!

Matt Hunt Mechanical Engineering Engineering  The Effects of Anti-Icing Solution on Reinforcing Steel (YouTube) Runner- Up
Jennifer McWhirter School of Public Health and Health Systems Applied Health Sciences Beauty and the Beach: Skin Cancer and Tanning in the Mass Media (YouTube) university-level finalist
Kaleigh Eichel Anthropology Arts Identifying Hybrids in the Fossil Record (YouTube) university-level finalist
Louise Hayes School of Accounting and Finance Arts Determinants of Undetected, Unintentional Errors in Audited Financial Statements (YouTube) university-level finalist
Emily Milne Sociology and Legal Studies Arts Family-School Relationships and Educational Inequality among Aboriginal Populations in Canada (YouTube) university-level finalist
Sami Bahakim Chemical Engineering Engineering  Thinking ahead for more economical plant designs (YouTube) university-level finalist
Muhammad Khizer Kaleem Electrical and Computer Engineering Engineering Physical Layer Approach for Securing RFID Systems (YouTube) university-level finalist
Sara Molladavoodi Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Engineering  Cell Traction Force Measurement (YouTube) university-level finalist
Shoeleh Shams Civil and Environmental Engineering  Engineering  Land Disturbances Impacts on Water Quality and Treatability (YouTube) university-level finalist
Mohit Verma Chemical Engineering  Engineering   Gold nano-stars to “shine” light on bacteria (YouTube) university-level finalist
Ola Moussa School of Planning  Environment Investigating the lack of adoption of the Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) in Ontario (YouTube) university-level finalist
Rubi Simhayov Geography Environment  What happens to oil sands contaminants in a created peatland? (YouTube) university-level finalist
Robert Jonsson Applied Mathematics Mathematics Relativistic Quantum Communication (YouTube) university-level finalist
David Qian Combinatorics and Optimization Mathematics Mathematical Optimization and Skull Surgery (YouTube) university-level finalist
Brianne McCallum Biology  Science Using Folsomia candida to test the toxicity of weathered petroleum contaminated soil (YouTube) university-level finalist
Benji Wales Physics and Astronomy Science Cinematomicgraphy: Molecular Imaging Using Femtosecond Laser Pulses, Soft X-Rays, and Highly Charged Ions (YouTube) university-level finalist