On March 17, 2023, Carleton’s Graduate Studies hosted its first in-person Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition since 2019.

The competition saw two semi-final rounds before the top 10 finalists took to the stage. Contest prizes consist of one first-place prize of $750, one second-place prize of $400, one third-place prize of $250, and one “people’s choice” prize of $150.

This year’s winners are:

First Place: Georgia Loewen, student in Master of Human-Computer Interaction

Georgia’s presentation is titled, Video Game Accessibility and Wearable Technology. Watch the video here.

Second Place and People’s Choice Winner: Panashe Kupakuwana, student in Master of Science in Biology

Panashe’s presentation is titled, A Guide on How to Live Without Oxygen. Watch the video here.

Third Place: Jennie Siushansian, student in Master of Arts in Communication

Jennie’s presentation is titled, I Just Can’t Stand Seeing and Hearing It: A Critical Examination of Non-Autistic Actors Portraying Autistic Characters On-Screen. Watch the video here.

Founded by the University of Queensland in Australia, 3MT celebrates graduate student research and takes place at universities around the world. Participants have to summarize their research in no more than 180 seconds.

Judges for the finals were:

Tim Tierney, City of Ottawa Councillor; Board Member and Ontario Caucus Chair, Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Jessie-Lee Wallace, Senior Manager, Communications, University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation; Board Member, HelpAge Canada and Daybreak Housing
John Nelson, Acting Director of Carleton University’s Innovation Hub

The top 10 presentations can be viewed on the Graduate Studies’ YouTube channel.

Congratulations to our winners and the seven other finalists that include:

Photos by Lindsay Ralph

3MT Information on Graduate Studies’s professional development site

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