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Meet the 3MT® 2018 Winners


Shervin Khalili GhomiKyla SmithCarmine SlipskiJill Bueddefeld


 

Shervin Khalili Ghomi - 3MT 2018
Shervin Khalili Ghomi

Three Minute Thesis:
Designing buildings to withstand earthquakes

Shervin was born in Iran, a country that has experienced many severe earthquakes. During Shervin's lifetime, earthquakes in Iran have left thousands of people dead and thousands of homes destroyed. That inspired Shervin, as a structural engineer, to pursue graduate education at the U of M to design safer buildings in regions with high risk of earthquakes.

Shervin's video will be posted after the Western Regional Competition on April 27!

 

 

Second Place: Kyla Smith

Kyla Smith - 3MT 2018
Kyla Smith

Three Minute Thesis:
Reducing Patient Stress: A Silent MRI Machine

Kyla completed a B.Sc. with double majors of physics and English, and then a B.Ed. in secondary education with a specialization in classroom diversity, both at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. A former high school physics teacher, she is on the board of the Canadian Association of Physicists Foundation and coordinates the Science Rendezvous School Day at the U of M.

 

 

Third Place: Carmine Slipski

Carmine Slipski - 3MT 2018
Carmine Slipski

Three Minute Thesis:
Pumping up the fight against antimicrobial resistance

As a child, Carmine received a microscope for Christmas one year and found the microscopic world fascinating. About the same time, he saw the movie Outbreak, about a fictional Ebola virus outbreak. Equally terrified and interested by microorganisms, especially pathogenic ones, his desire is to develop new antimicrobial strategies and help prevent antimicrobial resistance in bacteria from becoming any worse than it already is.

 

 

People's Choice: Jill Bueddefeld

Jill Bueddefeld
Jill Bueddefeld

Three Minute Thesis:
The 'bear' truth: Our world is changing

Jill grew up on a farm and always understood that we are connected and a part of nature. When she traveled the Amazon, she began researching how tourism can play a pivotal role in inspiring transformation and sustainability - a way to reimagine ourselves in the world around us. She enjoys teaching, so she can give students "everything you need to know to be an informed citizen of the earth."

 

 

 


Meet the 3MT® 2017 Winners


Rachel NickelAlexandra CiapalaColin Graydon


 

First Place & People's Choice: Rachel Nickel

Rachel Nickel - 3MT 2017
Rachel Nickel

Three Minute Thesis:
Biocide Coated Magnetic Nanoparticles: a New Way to Treat Infections

Studying condensed matter physics, Rachel Nickel says she is fascinated by physics because it adds to our fundamental understanding of the world around us. When she’s not unraveling the mysteries of the universe, she is a figure skating judge with Skate Canada.

 

 

Second Place: Alexandra Ciapala

Alexandra Ciapala - 3MT 2017
Alexandra Ciapala

Three Minute Thesis:
Siege Tactics in Fighting the War on Cancer

Alexandra Ciapala is studying the interconnecting networks and intricate regulation involved in the orchestra of chemical reactions that underlie our lives, which cancer disrupts. Although she wants to pursue a career in clinical psychology, Ciapala also has a passion for writing fiction.

 

 

Third Place: Colin Graydon

Colin Graydon - 3MT 2017
Colin Graydon

Three Minute Thesis:
LAG-3: A Immune Handbrake with an Unknown Mechanism

A Vanier Scholar, Colin Graydon is Vice-President (Academic) of the Health Sciences Graduate Student Association, with a goal to being a clinician researcher. In his undergraduate years, he volunteered for a youth-run community program helping people living with HIV.

 

 

 


Meet the 3MT® 2016 Winners


Karlee DyckAnjali BhagirathPaul White


 

First Place: Karlee Dyck

Karlee Dyck - 3MT First Place Winner
Karlee Dyck

Three Minute Thesis:
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Are pregnant women getting enough nutrients to reduce the risk?

After finishing her dietetic internship and working as a clinical dietitian, Dyck came to realize her passion for maternal and child health. Her research looks at nutrient intake during pregnancy of women in Downtown and Point Douglas Winnipeg. She volunteers at Mount Carmel Clinic, supporting pregnant women and mothers with substance use issues.


 

 

 

Second Place: Anjali Bhagirath

Anjali Bhagirath - 3MT Second Place Winner
Anjali Bhagirath

Three Minute Thesis:
Mind over matter: Outsmarting the bacteria by brainwashing

Educated as a dentist, Bhagirath is passionate about understanding disease processes, particularly chronic diseases. She would like to use her training and skills towards advancing medical knowledge and eventually contribute to improving the quality of lives of individuals suffering with long term disease and compromised immune systems.


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People's Choice: Paul White

Paul White - 3MT People's Choice 2016
Paul White

Three Minute Thesis:
Immersive Virtual Reality as a Cognitive Treatment tool for Alzheimer’s Disease

While completing his computer engineering degree, White discovered the joy of research. He has received NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards in diverse fields such as biomedical instrumentation, image processing/sensor fusion and automotive instrumentation. His thesis work uses virtual reality to study the relationship between Alzheimer's disease and spatial navigation.


 

The winners for the 2018 Three Minute Thesis Competition at University of Manitoba were

First Place:
Shervin Khalili Ghomi

Second Place:
Kyla Smith

Third Place:
Carmine Slipski

People's Choice:
Jill Bueddefeld

 


 

The winners for the 2017 Three Minute Thesis Competition at University of Manitoba were

First Place:
Rachel Nickel

Second Place:
Alexandra Ciapala

Third Place:
Colin Graydon

People's Choice:
Rachel Nickel

 


 

The winners for the 2016 Three Minute Thesis Competition at University of Manitoba were

First Place:
Karlee Dyck

Second Place:
Anjali Bhagirath

People's Choice:
Paul White

 


 

The winners for the 2015 Three Minute Thesis Competition at University of Manitoba were

First Place:
Rebecca (DeLong) Dielschneider

Second Place:
Diego Rodriguez Herrera

People's Choice:
Rebecca (DeLong) Dielschneider

 


 

The winners for the 2014 Three Minute Thesis Competition at University of Manitoba were

First Place:
Andrea Edel

Second Place:
Olivia Sylvester

People's Choice:
Havva Filiz Koksel

 

 


 

The winners for the 2013 Three Minute Thesis Competition at University of Manitoba were

First Place:
Leah (Wong) Guenther

Second Place:
Anthony Signore

People's Choice:
Christopher White