Canadian Association for Graduate Studies


11 Canadian 3MT® Finalists

Three minutes. Eleven of Canada's best minds. The power of the spoken word.


Graduate students from every corner of Canada are doing research that makes a difference in our lives, our communities, our economy and our world.
The 3MT competition offers them a chance to explain their work and why it matters.

Canada’s 3MT national champion will be selected by a team of judges: Alejandro Adem, Chief Executive Officer and Scientific Director, Mitacs; Valerie Walker, Vice President, Talent and Skills, Business Council of Canada; Tom Howell and Nicola Luksic, Producers, CBC Ideas. All three winners will be announced the first week of June.

You can choose a People's Choice winner. You can support Canada’s graduate students by casting your vote for your favourite presentation – it’s easy. The video with the most votes during the period May 22 to May 31 will receive the Canada’s 3MT People’s Choice Award sponsored by MITACS. The 2nd place prize is sponsored by the Caisse Populaire Rideau-Vision of Ottawa.

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for final results the week of June 4 2018


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Laura Hall
Dalhousie University
The not very hungry caterpillar

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Molly Leblanc
Saint Mary's University
Not All That Glitters - Assessing Environmental Effects of Abandoned Gold Mines

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Daniel Meszaros
Trinity Western University
Understanding Men's Lived Experiences of Shame Related to Masculine Identity

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Chidera Nwaroh
University of Calgary
A Virtual Biopsy: Detecting Metabolite Changes in the Brain

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Danielle Hoefele
Simon Fraser University
That's How You Get (Fire) Ants

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Jay Olson
McGill University
Mind over medication: Healing yourself with placebos

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Amélie Litalien
Royal Military College of Canada
A Plant Worthy of its Salt

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Daniella Briotto Faustino
Carleton University
Bend Passwords for People with Vision Impairment

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Matthew Berry
McMaster University
Scientifically Quantifying the Craft of Acting

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Tianqi Xie
Western University
Are We Alone? Unlocking the Mystery of the Moon

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Gregory Lui
University of Waterloo
Photocatalysts: Using Today's Waste to Power the Future