2020 3MT Finalists Announced!

Who’s ready for this year’s 3MT Final? Come check out the top eight contestants as they present their way to first place with a $1000 purse, and a chance to make it to the Western Canadian Final at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, AB, on April 21.

The 3MT final will be hosted by Kathryn Gretsinger, Instructor, UBC Graduate School of Journalism

Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: Jack Poole Hall, Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, 6163 University Boulevard, Point Grey Campus

Please RSVP to attend as an audience member.

The top 8 presenters are:

  1. Shannon Lim, PhD Rehabilitation Sciences, Brain Activation during Simple and Complex Walking Post-Stroke, Dr. Janice Eng
  2. Conan Omori, MASc in Mechanical Engineering, Finding Knots in Logs with X-ray Vision, Dr. Gary Schajer
  3. Jack Bacon, PhD in Genome Science and Technology, Searching for Tumour DNA in Human Blood: Applications in Kidney Cancer, Dr. Alexander Wyatt
  4. Laura Stankiewicz, PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Mapping T-cell Development in the Human Thymus, Drs. Peter Zandstra and Fabio Rossi
  5. Daniel He, PhD in Experimental Medicine, Using Netflix to Diagnose Lung Diseases, Drs. Scott Tebbutt and Chris Ryerson
  6. Dennis Riley Louie, PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences, A Little ExStRA, Dr. Janice Eng
  7. Katlyn Richardson, PhD in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Granzyme K: A Promising Target in the Treatment of Psoriasis, Dr. David Granville
  8. Michelle Chakraborti, PhD in Experimental Medicine, Support Matters: Let’s Talk About Peer Support for Families of Children with Autism, Dr. Jean-Paul Collet

And the judges are:

Michelle Blackwell, MA
Communications and Marketing Manager, UBC Library

Ismail Laher, PhD
Professor, Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Anne Murphy, PhD
Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Professor, Asian Studies

Theresa Rogers, PhD
Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Professor, Language and Literacy Education