Samuel Dubois, a master’s of Architecture student, has been crowned winner of Carleton University’s 2017 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.
Dubois won with his graduate research presentation Mining for Thetford’s Identity: Reclaiming the Mine Sites of a Former Asbestos Town. He was awarded the first place prize of $1,000, the People’s Choice Award of $250 and an expenses-paid trip to represent Carleton at the 3MT provincial championship in Waterloo, ON, on April 12, 2017.
Master’s of English student Sanita Fejzic was selected as the first runner-up with her project Truth-Telling in Fiction: Inspiring Empathy and was awarded a $500 prize. Rounding out the top three finishers with a $250 award was Neuroscience PhD student Derrick Matthew Buchanan and his project Brain Stimulation as a Cost-Effective Treatment for Mental Illness and Neurological Disorders.
The award winners were selected from top 10 finalists that made it through two early heats.
The 3MT contest is organized by Carleton’s Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. It is co-sponsored by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Engineering and Design, the Faculty of Public Affairs and the Faculty of Science.
The 3MT is a celebration of graduate student research that challenges grad students to communicate the key concepts of their research in a compelling presentation of three minutes or less. The Carleton 3MT began in 2013 and has grown in popularity each year. Former participants report that competing in the 3MT helped to build confidence and enhance their academic, presentation and communication skills.
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