Queen’s University’s Anastasia Shavrova has advanced to the national final of the Three Minute Thesis after placing third at the provincial competition on Thursday, April 14 in Waterloo. It was no easy task for the judges to choose the five finalists who will go on to the national competition. All participants presented engaging talks on topics ranging from improving the gym experience for women, to the role of young adult literature in helping deal with death and mourning, to using bacteria to harden sandy soils and make buildings safer.
This year’s winner of Queen’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition, Anastasia Shavrova, is fascinated by the mysteries of biology, evolution, and sex.
Dr. Jennifer Tomasone has a special passion for Queen’s. She completed two undergraduate and a master’s degree here, and returned to Queen’s in 2015 as an Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies (SKHS) after completing doctoral and post-doctoral work at McMaster. During undergrad she was a dancer and Head Choreographer for the Vogue Charity Fashion Show, a member of Queen’s Dance Team, and was involved with the Winter Adapted Games. Not only that, she met her husband during Frosh Week.
The University of Tübingen in Germany has released calls for two programs for applicants from Matariki Partner Universities (Queen’s is part of the Matariki Network).
Online Voting for the 175 Research Moments Photo Contest has now been completed for the month of March and we are pleased to announce the winner, as well as the top submissions that will enter to win the grand prize.
There is still time until May 11 to submit your own photo! Check out the contest website
The School of Graduate Studies invites nominations of faculty members for consideration for the 2014 Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision. The purpose of this award is to recognize those outstanding supervisors who demonstrate excellence in advising, monitoring and mentoring their graduate students. Nomination packages should be submitted to the Dean, School of Graduate Studies, Gordon Hall 425, by 4pm on Thursday, May 26, 2016.
“When I was a student, there were a lot of things I was good at, but which I didn’t necessarily enjoy doing,” says Rebecca Sutherns, Queen’s alumna ’92. “To be good at something and to love it do not always coincide, but if it happens, you are fortunate. In my business, I have found that.”
And the Winner is...
On March 30, 2016 Queen's and the School of Graduate Studies held the final of the fifth annual 3 Minute Thesis Competition. Twelve graduate students and one Post-Doc made it through to the final after three very exciting heats last week.
The winner and representing Queen's at the Ontario 3MT competition on April 14th at Wilfrid Laurier University is - Anastasia Shavrova (Biology)
Runner Up (and stand by for our winner to represent Queen's) is - Yu Qing Liu (Neuroscience)
Participants in the third and final heat of the Three Minute Thesis competition had to find their their way through icy rain and slush to attend the event - but it proved to be worth the trouble.