Lister Family Engaged Science Initiative 3MT Competition

Published: 18 January 2017

All of the participants in the inaugural Lister Family Engaged Science Initiative 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition are to be congratulated on a job well done! Finalists (left to right) include PhD candidate Salam Habib from the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition ( Second place; Supervisor: L. Agellon) , MSc candidate Mariam Saad (First place and recipient of the People’s Choice Award; Supervisor: S.Faucher, ) and PhD candidate Mi Lin of the Department of Natural Resource Sciences (Third place; Supervisor: E. Bennett).

The Lister Family Engaged Science 3MT Competition challenges scientists and aspiring scientists to communicate both their passion for science and the complexity of their research to a variety of non-expert audiences, including citizens, interest groups, media outlets, funders, and policymakers.  Thanks to the generosity of E. Edward Lister, BSc(Agr)’55, MSc’57, and his wife, Teresa, the Lister Family Engaged Science Initiative will cultivate the communication skills of Macdonald students and faculty, enabling them to make more effective contributions to public conversations and policy decisions.

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