School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies

Heat 3 Completes Competition to Get to the Final

Seven graduate students competed in Heat 3 of the 2017 Queen's Three Minute Thesis, which completes the competition to get to the Final. Presentations were on topics such as: tool support for managing and testing automotive software; creating problem solvers; the “sound of silence” – the stories untold on campus; Goa’s Catholic architecture and the preservation of local identity; subversive art in the court of Henry III of England; and the healthy lifestyle panacea for children or another fable of modernity?

Special thanks to today’s judges: Dr. Sue Fostaty Young, an Educational Developer and Programs Manager in the Centre for Teaching and Learning; John Kirby, Professor Emeritus of Education, cross-appointed to Psychology and Neuroscience; and Sara Montgomery,  Senior Analyst in the Office of Institutional Research and Planning. We are grateful to them for making the difficult decisions that drive our competition forward. We were also glad to see a full-house of audience members vote for the People’s Choice Award.

Congratulations our winners, who are going to the Final on Thursday, March 30:

Winner - Deyu Xing (Education)
Runner Up - Brianne Gascho (Art History)
3rd Place and People's Choice Eric Rapos (Computing)
4th Place* - Stephen MacGregor (Education)

*As the 3rd place winner is also the People’s Choice, the 4th Place winner will also progress to the Final.

To find out more about their presentations, join us at the Final!

participants and judges
Heat 3 Participants and Judges