“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.
Heat 2 of 3MT as exciting as Heat 1!
Today was the first heat for the 2016 Queen's 3 Minute Thesis Event.
Evelyn Popiel is getting really good at talking about worms.
She’ll be a returning contestant in 3 Minute Thesis (3MT), an annual university wide competition for Queen’s masters (thesis or research project) and doctoral students in which participants present their research and its wider impact in 3 minutes or less to a panel of non-specialist judges.
Shalon Webber-Heffernan hopes that a series of performances and campus-wide events that she’s curated for her master’s thesis in cultural studies will help people think about pedagogy through a different lens – as an embodied experience.
Maximising the potential of grad students. "But there's the rub. Leveraging that talent requires a strategy and assertive investment."
Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies at Queen's, Dr Brenda Brouwer writes for University Affairs in their April 2016 edition.
Márcio Pereira’s academic interests have always been as ambitious as they are wide-ranging. Márcio, who did his undergraduate and master’s studies in his native Brazil, has studied law and philosophy. He has been deeply inspired by the struggles that emerged around the globe since 2011, including the Spanish Indignados and Occupy Wall St, that directly address the question of democratic governance.