3MT 2016 – March 1st

The 2016 Three Minute Thesis Competition was held on March 1.  Congratulations to the winners.

3MT-2016 group shot

First Place & People’s Choice Award – Cassandra Erichsen (Social Work) who spoke on Shame in Social Work Students – A Qualitative Interview Study. Erichsen won a total of $1,250 and will now represent Carleton at the provincial championships on April 14 at Wilfrid Laurier University.


Second Place – Hatav Shalileh (Social Work) whose topic was Stepping Stones for Newcomer Youth. Shalileh won $500.

3MT second place Hatav Shalileh

Third Place – Evan Jones (History) speaking about Peter the Venerable vs. Judaism. Jones won $250.

3rd place winner of 2016 3MTEvan Jones

Other participants (in alphabetical order) were:

Mohamed Abdelazez (Biomedical Engineering): No More False Alarms

Kevin Dick (Biomedical Engineering): Making It Personal

Alicia Gal (Systems & Computer Engineering): Gait Up and Walk With Me

Blake Green (Chemistry): Can We Push Out the Cheaters?

Sandy Lam (Health: Science, Technology and Policy):  Reimagine Aging Together

Kate Martynova (Psychology): Uncovering the Glass Ceiling

Faisa Omer (Neuroscience): Unlocking the Brain: Examining Language, Memory and Music Through Quran Memorization

Ewan Reid (TIM): Entrepreneurship in New Space

Anna Tomczak (Health: Science, Technology and Policy): Through Seniors’ Eyes: Age-Friendly Communities and Quality of Life

Lisa Wright (Law & Legal Studies): Boundaries of Harm Reduction

Our thanks to this year’s judges and the Graduate Students’ Association for hosting the post-social event.

About the 3MT

On March 1st, students, staff, faculty and community members watched the exciting 3MT competition, featuring contestants from four faculties and from across many departments.

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 every year. A panel of judges from within Carleton, the Ottawa community and from the Graduate Students’ Association evaluates each of the brief, compelling presentations. This year, City Councillor Catherine McKenney acted as a judge.

Participation in the 3MT can be tremendously enriching, both academically and personally. Winners receive cash prizes and the opportunity to represent Carleton at the provincial competition in April. Former participants report that competing in the 3MT helped to build confidence and enhance their academic, presentation, and communication skills. Participants also enjoy great research exposure within Carleton, to other departments, and even in media. 3MT participants have been featured in Carleton news stories, departmental websites, YouTube, CBC Radio, and the Ottawa Citizen. Join us on March 1st, as a participant, a future participant, or an audience member!  More info.

Scroll down to watch compelling videos of last year’s finalists, and check out our resource page for more videos and information.


  • 1st place – $1000
  • 2nd place – $500
  • 3rd place – $250
  • People’s Choice – $250

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3 Minute Thesis Competition – Current Grad Students.

Source: 3 Minute Thesis Competition – Evan Jones takes the bronze