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Ontario 3MT was a blast and Queen's placed 4th

April 23, 2015

Today at the Ontario 3MT final hosted by Western University, Queen's very own graduate student, Cara Yin (Physics) gave a great presentation and took 4th place. This puts Cara into the final of the National 3MT competition!

All 20 Ontario Universities had registered to compete, but unfortunately, Nipissing was unable to attend due to bad weather and bad road conditions.  Still, the other 19 participants were fantastic. Each year the caliber of presentations is getting higher and higher. For the five judges it was no easy task to determine a winner.  Results of the competition are as follows:

1st place - Meghan Yip (Guelph) with the topic "Can we use the skin of our feet for better balance?"

2nd place - Jenna Butler (Western) with the topic "Computing a Cure for Cancer"

3rd place - Stephen McCarthy (U of T) with the topic "Towards an Ebola Cure"

4th place - Cara Yin (Queen's) with the topic "Seeing the world at the tip of a laser-beam"

5th place - Teng Guo (McMaster) with the topic "Double Rotor Motor:Making 1+1>2"

The top five will now go on to the National Championship to represent Ontario.

The Participants Choice was given to Lacy Bateman of Nipissing, who was unable to attend due to the weather.

Full details and videos of the Championship will be hosted on the Western website at

Congratulations to all participants for their fantastic presentations!

Dean, Brenda Brouwer and Cara Yin enjoy dinner after the 3mt competition

Brenda Brouwer, Vice-Provost and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Cara Yin (Physics) enjoy some down time after the competition