Congratulations to the 2020 3MT winners!

The finals of the University of Toronto 3MT Competition took place as scheduled on Thursday, April 2 from 6-8 PM on Zoom and Facebook Live. An audience of more than 400 supported our amazing U of T students and enjoyed a special guest appearance from CBC Radio Ideas producers Tom Howell and Nicola Luksic. Their documentary series Ideas from the Trenches showcases the work of PhD students across the country.

Watch the Facebook Livestream.


Three Minute Thesis competition moves online (Faculty of Arts & Science News, April 14, 2020)

Student wins U of T’s Three Minute Thesis event for work on surgery and distraction (Faculty of Medicine, April 10)

Congratulations to the 2020 U of T Winners & Finalists!

First place: Amalia Gil, The Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Identifying Distractions in Surgery with Eye-tracking – $1000. Follow along as she goes to Provincial Finals!

Second place: Chris Ahuja, Department of Surgery, SMaRT Stem Cells to Repair the Spinal Cord – $500

Third place: Aaron Cabral, Department of Chemistry, Rapid and Sensitive Detection of Bacteria with Fluorescent Chemical Sensors – $250

People’s Choice: Amir Arellano Saab, Department of Cell and Systems Biology, The Witchweed Problem: Every Atom Counts

Supreet Aashat, Institute of Medical Science, Unitization to Save our Aging Population

Karina Baksh, Department of Biochemistry, Keep the Change: Nickel is More Than Just a Coin

Katherine Balasingh, Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, Shining Light on Fish Vision

Serra-Willow Buchanan, Department of Physical and Environmental Science, Re-designing Agricultural Systems using Ecological Knowledge

Samantha Chang, Art History, Listening to Painting

Mireille Ghoussoub, Department of Chemistry, Carbon Dioxide and our Industrial Tree

Shabnam Haghzare, Institute for Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Automated Driving and Dementia

Emily McGaugh, Department of Physiology, Hope for a Cure: Stem Cells in Type 1 Diabetes

U of T 2020 3MT Finals Judges

Dr. Jane Freeman, Director of Graduate Centre for Academic Communication

Dr. Nana Lee, Director of GPD, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream for Biochemistry and Immunology

Dr. Luc DeNil, Professor, Department of Speech-Language Pathology

Dr. Allan Kaplan, Vice Dean Graduate and Academic Affairs, Faculty of Medicine

Julie Hannaford, Deputy Chief Librarian at University of Toronto Libraries

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