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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.


 

 

 

Meet the 3MT® 2015 Winners


Rebecca (DeLong) DielschneiderDiego Rodriguez Herrera


 

First Place & People's Choice: Rebecca (DeLong) Dielschneider

Rebecca DeLong Dielschneider - 3MT 2015
Rebecca (DeLong) Dielschneider

Three Minute Thesis:
Lysosomes as Targets in Leukemia

Dielschneider was involved in student government and leadership as she pursued graduate studies. She chose immunology and cancer research because she wanted to help people from “behind the scenes.” She believes scientific research allows her to think creatively and pursue answers to tough biological questions, advancing medicine and improving human health.


 

 

 

Second Place: Diego Rodriguez Herrera

Diego Rodriguez Herrera - 3MT 2015
Diego Rodriguez Herrera

Three Minute Thesis:
Using Radio Waves for Breast Cancer Detection

A member of the UMSWING group and the photo club, Herrera would like to make meaningful contributions to the development of new technologies in the field of signal processing and medical imaging. He sees himself using state-of-the-art imaging techniques to make an impactful contribution to society.


 

 

 

Meet the 3MT® 2014 Winners


Andrea EdelOlivia SylvesterHavva Filiz Koksel


 

First Place: Andrea Edel

Andrea Edel - 3MT Finalist 2014
Andrea Edel

Three Minute Thesis:
Flaxseed: A Modern Prescription for High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol

Andrea is interested in studying natural ways of reducing risk factors of heart disease and stroke so that she and others can live a long and healthy life. She is seeking a career as a research scientist with a focus on nutrition and heart health.


 

 

 

Second Place: Olivia Sylvester

Olivia Sylvester - 3MT Finalist 2014
Olivia Sylvester

Three Minute Thesis:
Protecting Rainforest Biodiversity at Odds with Rights to Food for Indigenous People

Olivia spent time living with the Bribri Indigenous people of Costa Rica to evaluate their access to foods and medicines within a World Heritage Site created on their lands. After graduation, she plans to apply her background in ethnobotany and collaborative research to support human rights and Indigenous peoples’ food sovereignty goals.


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People's Choice: Havva Filiz Koksel

Havva Filiz Koksel - 3MT Finalist 2014
Havva Filiz Koksel

Three Minute Thesis:
The Perfect Loaf of Bread: Insights from X-rays, Sound Waves and Bubble Dynamics

Havva has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in food engineering. She is interested in furthering her studies on aerated foods and how bubbles affect food structure, texture and appearance, seeking the highest level of food quality. She wants to pursue a research-based career in academia in interdisciplinary fields.


 

 

 

Meet the 3MT® 2013 Winners


Leah (Wong) GuentherAnthony SignoreChristopher White


 

First Place: Leah (Wong) Guenther

Leah (Wong) Guenther - 3MT Finalist 2013
Leah (Wong) Guenther

Three Minute Thesis:
Engineering a synovial fluid analogue for the wear testing of orthopaedic bearing materials

Leah works at the Concordia Hip and Knee Institute doing research related to her thesis, as well as providing support for other research projects involving implant failure analysis and implant product development. She hopes to improve the quality of life for clients with disabilities.


 

 


Second Place: Anthony Signore

 


People's Choice: Christopher White

 

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