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04/01/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/01/2019 11:45

Grad students to present research at 3MT preliminaries Thursday

Three minutes. One slide. No notes.

Eight graduate students will take on Three Minute Thesis (3MT) challenge Thursday, April 4 during the preliminary round of Brock's seventh annual contest.

A global competition that originated in Queensland, Australia, 3MT challenges students to present their research in three minutes to an audience of non-scientists in understandable language.

The Brock competition takes place from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Pond Inlet, with the winner advancing to the University's finals held during the Faculty of Graduate Studies' annual Mapping the New Knowledges Graduate Student Conference on Thursday, April 11.

This year's competitors represent many of Brock's Faculties and topics range from chronic pain self-management to intervention programs for infants at risk of autism spectrum disorder.

The entire Brock community is invited to attend the preliminary round to learn about some of the interesting research happening at Brock. The competition will be followed by a reception and a chance to interact with the presenters.

This year's Three Minute Thesis presenters include:

  • Alicia Azzano (Master of Arts - Applied Disability Studies): Parent-Mediated Targeted Intervention for Infants At-Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Fares Belkhiria (Master of Science - Management (Marketing)): Does e-government always 'fit'?
  • Jordan Gallant (Master of Arts - Applied Linguistics): Co-activation in the Bilingual Lexicon
  • Nicole Gavin (Master of Arts - Classics): A Sunken City of Stone Age Sailors
  • Dianne Grant (Master of Arts - Applied Disability Studies): Significance of learning to read well from Grade 1 to 4
  • Margaret Hughes (Master of Science - Biology): Impacts of biodiversity on vineyard ecology and pest control
  • Rachel Richmond (Master of Arts - Applied Health Sciences): A Phenomenological Analysis of Chronic Pain Self-Management
  • Jennifer Wilkinson (Master of Science - Applied Health Sciences): Increasing membrane saturation promotes release of cytochrome c in synthetic membrane model to support mitochondrial-mediated cell death