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Off to the Nationals!

Queen's Master's student Anastasia Shavrova places third at Ontario Three Minute Thesis

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.

Anastasia delivered a captivating presentation on the roles of proteins in the sexuality of fruit flies - research that can have impact on the study of human fertility.

Taking the provincial title was Gah-Jone Won, an optometry PhD candidate from the University of Waterloo.

The top five presenters from the Ontario final now move on to the national level, an online competition coordinated by the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies. The national final includes a People’s Choice category that is conducted through an online vote. Queen’s University’s Chenman (Cara) Yin was the 2015 winner of the category.

Read about Anastasia's success in the Queen's Gazette.

Ontario 3MT finalists 

From Left to Right: Ontario 3MT finalists

Justin Michael Whitaker (uOttawa),  Anastasia Shavrova (Queen's), Gah-Jone Won (Waterloo), Carly Cameron (Brock),  Michael Moore (Ryerson),








Anastasia and Rob Baker


Anastasia Shavrova with Ontario 3MT judge Rob Baker, guitarist of The Tragically Hip