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3MT audience 2016

University of Waterloo 3MT final competition

Where: Theatre of the Arts, Modern Languages (ML) building.

When: Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 3:00 to 4:30pm

FREE to attend.  All are welcome!

Watch the 2017 University of Waterloo finalists compete for first place and a spot in the provincial final. Have your say by voting for your favourite 3MT competitor using your smart phone - decide who should win the People's Choice award! 

Winners will be announced at the competition, after a short deliberation period by the judges.

The Masters of Ceremony

Cheryl Chan is a Master of Environmental Studies (MES) candidate at the University of Waterloo. Cheryl received runner-up at the university-wide 3MT in 2016, with a fantastic presentation on "Fish for our future: A community-based approach to marine conservation."

Tommy Mayberry is a PhD Candidate in the Department of English Language and Literature.  Tommy has competed in the 3MT twice on his fascinating research on Drag Bodies in 19th century British art and literature, and he is a recent recipient of the Amit and Meena Chakma Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student. 


Mandy Brouse is co-owner of Words Worth Books in Waterloo. A recipient of the Young Bookseller of the Year award she volunteers for The New Quarterly's Wild Writers festival program committee, is a Poetry Editor for The New Quarterly, is a Board member for Neruda, and has also volunteered with the Canada Council and the Ontario Arts Council.

Adrien Côté is a  Business Advisor at Velocity at the University of Waterloo. He uses his abilities in intrapreneurship, team leadership, thought leadership, and IP creation in order to create good outcomes. He a recipient of the AAAS Newcomb-Cleveland Prize, and the Xerox Excellence in Science and Technology Award.

Mohit Muthanna is the Principal Engineer and Director of the Site Reliability Engineering group at Google. He is also a musician, and describes himself as a machine learning enthusiast and a mad scientist.

Craig Norris is the lead singer for The Kramdens, and a host on CBC Radio. He is very musically talented; he spent years studying piano at The Royal Conservatory of Music and in high school, he added saxophone, clarinet and flute. As part of his work at CBC, he hosted and co-produced the critically acclaimed current affairs CBC show, Know Your Rights: A Field Guide to The Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Milaina Wright is the Tournament Director for the Manulife Ladies Professional Golf Association (LGPA) Classic. She has previously worked for the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, carrying out the Canadian Anti-Doping Program at various national and international competitions including the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver. She is also a former women’s collegiate basketball player at both the NCAA Division I and CIS level.