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School of Graduate Studies

Heat 3 a great way to finish the preliminary rounds

Today was the last of the heats for the 2018 3MT competition. As with the previous heats, all grad students did an exceptional job.  Congratulations to those going through to the final next week.

Results from today were:

First place – Priyanka Gogna (Epidemiology)

Second place - Jennifer Williams (Kinesiology & Health Studies)

Third place – Debrah Zemanek (Civil Engineering)

People’s Choice – Priyanka Gogna (Epidemiology)

As the People’s Choice winner was also one of the top 3 from the judges, Dhruv Bisaria (Astrophysics and Astronomy) will also go through to the final as the 4th placed participant.

Our thanks again to the Campus Bookstore for providing our prizes and to our judges today – Sandra den Otter (former Associate Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and History professor), Jennifer Dods (Executive Director of Student Wellness Services) and Susan Korba (Director of Student Academic Success Services)


Heat 3 participants

Heat 3 participants (back row) - Aschille Clarke-Mendes (Law),  Jordan Crocker (History), Dhruv Bisaria (Astrophysics & Astronomy),Debrah Zemanek (Civil Engineering), Courtney Books (Art Conservation), Brian Cox (Law)

Front Row - Valeria Vendries (Anatomy & Cell Biology), Emily Leach (English), Courtney Bannerman (Biomedical & Molecular Sciences), Jennifer Williams (Kinesiology & Health Studies), Shahreen Shehwar (Global Development Studies), Priyanka Gogna (Epidemiology), Somayeh Mirzaee (Physics)


This year the School of Graduate Studies made a special announcement to also include a Wildcard entry into the final.  Judged by the School of Graduate Studies from all participants in the competition, Valeria Vendries (Anatomy & Cell Biology - DBMS) will now also move through to the final. 

Congratulations to all participants and best of luck to those going to the final.