Congratulations to the winners of the Lister Family Engaged Science 3-Minute Thesis® Competition - Véronique Boyer, Marcus Kaji, and Karolin Dietrich - pictured here with Dean Anja Geitmann and Geoffrey Kelley, MNA for Jacques-Cartier and Minister responsible for Native Affairs.
First place winner, Mark Kaji is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Parasitology. His presentation was entitled "Real life vampires and how to kill them"
Second-place winner and recipient of the People's Choice Award is Animal Science MSc candidate Véronique Boyer, whose presentation was entitled "Who wouldn’t want to chat with a cow? Asking dairy cows about targeted modifications to tie-stall or cubicle design to improve their welfare at the farm"
Third-place winner is Karolin Dietrich, a PhD candidate in Bioresource Engineering. Her presentation was entitled "Making bioplastics competitively"
Graduate students are challenged to present the complexities of their research in an engaging way in a form that can be understood by an intelligent audience with no background in the research area. Congratulations too to all the graduate students who participated in the competition!
Competitors will now have the opportunity to participate in the McGill 3MT Competition in the Spring of 2018. Winners of the McGill competition will be selected to represent McGill at the CAGS 3MT Eastern regional finals, and concours ACFAS Ma thèse en 180 secondes.