Science 3MT Winners

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Yesterday afternoon, 17 graduate students presented their research in just three minutes, using one static slide in the Science Faculty 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. While this task may sound daunting, the competitors were well suited for the task, delivering interesting and captivating research presentations on a variety of topics, from microbes to black holes, and everything in between!

Yara Mohair and Isabel HilgendagCongratulations to Yara Mohair and Isabel Hilgendag for winning the Science Faculty Heat of the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition!

Yara Mohair is an MSc student from the School of Optometry and Vision Science, working with Professor Elizabeth Irving. She was awarded both First place and Audience choice for her presentation titled “The pressures of space exploration”.

Isabel Hilgendag is an MSc student from the department of biology, working with Professor Heidi Swanson and Professor Michael Power. She was awarded Second place for her presentation titled “Mercury in arctic char: Shallow end or deep end?”.

Both Yara and Isabel will represent the Faculty of Science moving forward in the University-wide level 3MT competition, scheduled for March 26 at 3:00pm in Modern Languages, Theatre of the Arts.