The School of Graduate Studies would like to thank all our participants in this year's inaugural 3 Minute Thesis Competition which culminated today with the final. With nine (9) students coming through the heats to be in the final, it was anyones guess as to who would take the top prize.
Congratulations goes to Jennifer Campbell, Ph.D candidate in Engineering Physics who won the top prize as well as the People's Choice Award. Supervised by Dr Robert Knobel, Jennifer presented her work on "Nanocantilevers: a new tool for medical diagnostics".
Runner up to Jennifer was Ann McKellar, a Ph.D candidate in Biology. Ann is supervised by Dr Laurene Ratcliffe and she presented her work on "How will climate change affect migratory birds?".
We were honoured today to have President of KFL&A United Way, Bhavana Varma, former MP and Speaker of the House, MR Peter Milliken, our very own Principal and Vice Chancellor, Dr Daniel Woolf and Vice Principal (Research), Dr Steven Liss.
(Left to Right above - Dr Steven Liss, Peter Milliken, Ann McKellar, Jennifer Campbell, Bhavana Varma, Principal Woolf)
For all our finalists - Jun Liu (Biology), Charla Gray (Rehabilitation Science), Jennifer Campbell (Engineering Physics), James MacLeod (Pathology & Molecular Medicine), Ann McKellar (Biology), Brandon Tozzo (Political Studies), Dana Knarr (Education), Sylvia Bawa (Sociology) and Xu Han (Biology), well done.
(left to right above - Brandon Tozzo, Jun Liu, James MacLeod, Dana Knarr, Charla Gray, Sylvia Bawa, Ann McKellar, Jennifer Campbell, Xu Han)