An 80,000-word thesis would take nine hours to present. These graduate students just have three minutes. Don’t miss UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competitions!
30 graduate students have advanced to the 3MT semi-finals from faculties across the university. Join them on March 14 to hear about their inspiring research.
The semi-finals will be presented live in the Dodson Room of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, and livestreamed as well. Register to receive a Zoom link.
Semi-final 1, Tuesday, March 14, 10 am – 12 pm
- Sarah Smith-Tripp, When a Fire Burns Half a Million Hectares – How Do We Know What’s Rising From The Ashes?, Dr. Nicholas Coops
- Varshaa Kumaran, Gravity – a friend in need! Drinking water for our remote communities, Dr. Pierre Berube.
- Yeganeh Dorri Nokoorani, Optimizing culture conditions for healthy human stem cells, Dr. Nika Shakiba
- Alex Birkenshaw, Perfecting gene editing using glowing mice, Dr. Colin Ross
- Musanna Galib, Using Thin Film to Improve Metal Anode Battery Safety, Dr. Mauricio Ponga
- Jessica Archibald, tbc, tbc
- Fatemeh Asadi Zeidabadi, Silent Threat in Our Drinking Water: “PFAS or Forever Chemicals”, Prof. Madjid Mohseni
- Adam Doelman, Assessing Bladder Function After Spinal Cord Injury Using a Novel Pressure Measurement Device, Dr. Brian K Kwon
- Oleksandra Ostapenko, Life in the Universe? Intracluster Gas Holds the Answers, tbc
- Kiarah O’Kane, Do you mythunderstand me? Sexuality myths and sexual outcomes, Dr. Samantha Dawson and Dr. Katrina Bouchard
- Angie Ip, Developmental Profiles in Children Assessed for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dr. Tim Oberlander and Dr. Brenda Poon
- Anne Lalande, Engineering Microbial Cell Factories for the Valorization of Lignin, Dr. Lindsay Eltis.
- Elsa Cyr, The Neural Basis of Taste Processing in Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes, Dr. Ben Matthews and Dr. Mike Gordon
- Jonas Welsch, Listening to the crack – The art of keeping Hydrogen from escaping, tbc
- Jing Jiang, Projecting Forest Ecosystem Suitable Habitat in the Asia-Pacific Region, Dr. Tongli Wang
Semi-final 2, Tuesday, March 14, 4 – 6 pm
- Pouria Kourehpaz, Advancing Seismic Risk Assessment in the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Carlos Molina Hutt
- Vasia Karasavva, Cyber Bystanders Assemble! Taking Action in Cyber Aggression, Dr. Amori Yee Mikami
- Dorothy Lin, Bisphenols in plastics: Not as harmless as we think, Dr. Michael Kobor
- Karanvir Singh, The genetics behind the psychological symptoms of anorexia nervosa, Dr. Jessica Dennis
- Layan Bashi, ‘Catching’ Your Breath: Variability of Xenon MRI in Children with Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia, Dr. Sharon Dell
- Kithmin Wickremasinghe, Best get ready before it’s too late: Silicon Photonic sensors for safeguarding ourselves!, tbc
- Peiyao Wang, Never say never: Investigating how lung cancer happens in never smokers, Dr. William Lockwood
- Louise Ramos, tbc, tbc.
- Zachary Sherker, Fish and Floods: Effectiveness Monitoring to Improve Salmon Migrations Through Floodgates, Dr. Scott Hinch
- Sasha McDowell, A taste of high salt sensing in fruit flies, Dr. Michael Gordon
- Rebecca Hansen, New lows? Shifting sea life on the rocky shores of southern Vancouver Island, Dr. Chris Harley
- Vicki Cheng, The Human Aspect of Cancer: Spiral of Mental Health, Dr. Mary De Vera
- Claudia Baldassi, Unraveling the genetic variation behind raspberry color, Dr. Simone D. Castellarin
- Yas Oloumi Yazdi, Alignment of Magnetic Microstructures for Spinal Cord Injury Treatment, Dr. Karen Cheung
- Aria Malhotra, In Your Breast Interest: Skin Reactions in Radiation Therapy, Dr. Cheryl Duzenli
The 3MT final will take place Thursday, March 16 in-person at the Alumni Centre, or online. The finalist of the 3MT competition will be going on to compete at the Western Regional Competition on Thursday, May 25 at the University of Saskatchewan.
- Thursday, March 16, 12 – 2 pm, Jack Poole Hall South, Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre (with online option).
- Please note: lunch will not be provided at this event.
- Layan Bashi, Catching’ Your Breath: Variability of Xenon MRI in Children with Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (MSc, Medicine)
- Fatemeh Asadi Zeidabadi, Silent Threat in Our Drinking Water: “PFAS or Forever Chemicals” (PhD, Applied Science)
- Vicki ChengThe Human Aspect of Cancer: Spiral of Mental Health (MSc, Pharmaceutical Sciences)
- Yeganeh Dorri Nokoorani, Optimizing culture conditions for healthy human stem cells (PhD, Applied Science)
- Rebecca Hansen, New lows? Shifting sea life on the rocky shores of southern Vancouver Island (MSc, Science)
- Angie Ip, Developmental Profiles of Children Assessed for Autism Spectrum Disorder (PhD, Medicine)
- Aria Malhotra, In Your Breast Interest: Skin Reactions in Radiation Therapy (PhD, Science)
- Sasha McDowell, A taste of high salt sensing in fruit flies (PhD, Science)
- Kiarah O’Kane, Do you mythunderstand me? Sexuality myths and sexual outcomes (MA, Arts)
- Jonas Welsch, Listening to the crack – The art of keeping Hydrogen from escaping (PhD, Applied Science)