On Thursday, April 19, 2018 the Ontario Three Minute Thesis competition was hosted by York University. Twenty of the top 3MT competitors from their respective universities from across Ontario gathered to compete. With just three minutes and one static slide to disseminate the importance and impact of their graduate research, competition was fierce. The quality of presentations was remarkable, and the esteemed judges had a difficult task in selecting five winners from the group of twenty. After a long period of deliberation, the winners were announced:
1st place - Matthew Perry, McMaster University for his presentation on "Scientifically Quantifying the Craft of Acting"
2nd place - Daniella Briotto Faustino, Carleton University for her presentation on "Bend Passwords for People with Vision Impairment"
3rd place - Tianqi Xie, Western University for her presentation on "Are we alone? Unlocking the Mystery of the Moon"
4th place - Amélie Litalien, Royal Military College of Canada for her presentation on "A Plant Worth of its Salt"
5th place - Gregory Lui, University of Waterloo for his presentation on "Photocatalysts: Using Today's Waste to Power the Future"
All five finalists will move on to compete in the Canadian National Three Minute Thesis competition, hosted by the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies (CAGS) this spring. University of Waterloo is rooting for Gregory Lui! More information is coming soon about how to cast your vote for the online competition.