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2017 Ontario 3MT Competition Continues Tradition and Creates Community

The fifth annual Ontario Provincial Three Minute Thesis competition that was hosted on April 12 at the University of Waterloo continued the tradition of fierce competition in a supportive, encouraging and collaborative environment. See our 3MT website for the winners and information about the National 3MT Competition. 

The sense of community among this year's competitors - from the participants themselves to their host institutions, the judges and the competition organizers - energized everyone in attendance.  

"We are proud of Victoria Donovan (Neuroscience) for representing Queen's so well," says Colette Steer, School of Graduate Studies Recruitment and Event Manager. "What I like so much about this event is the incredible atmosphere where students from across the province not only get to showcase their research, but also create an amazing and very special graduate community.  It is just so inspiring and exciting all at the same time.  Well done to all of the participants!"

A special moment that underlined the sense of community this year was when the audience sang happy birthday to Ontario 3MT judge and Queen's alumnus Rob Baker (BFA’86), best known for his role as the guitarist for the rock band The Tragically Hip. Rob has been involved with the Provincial Final since the first Ontario 3MT was held at Queen's in 2013. 

In case you missed it or want to re-live the experience, you can still watch the livestream of the 2017 Ontario 3MT. The official videos will be released as soon as possible.

Now that the Provincial Final is over, we will be posting the videos of all Queen's finalists on our 3MT website.  So if you missed the Queen's event itself, you can see them there or see our video below to re-live the Queen's Final.

We're looking forward to the 2018 3MT at York University!