Ontario Three Minute Thesis Competition

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Ontario Regional 3MT® Virtual Competition 2020 - Results:

The 2020 Ontario 3MT® Competition was held as a virtual competition in the Fall of 2020.

Review the results and watch individual presentations below or view all presentations on the Ontario 2020 3MT® YouTube channel

A recording of the live announcement of results on January 28, 2021 is also available here.

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MHSc, Biomaterials & Bomedical Engineering

Presentation Title: Identifying distractions in surgery with eye-tracking

Supervisor: Dr. Teodor Grantcharov

Link to presentation: https://youtu.be/8fgw_9NSrcA

Jessica Allingham

PhD, Chemistry

Presentation Title: Brightening up brain injuries

Supervisors: Dr. Michael Campbell and Dr. Wely Floriano

Link to presentation: https://youtu.be/6UKYxga-PnU

Alice Santilli

MSc, Computing

Presentation Title: Sniffing out breast cancer

Supervisor: Dr. Parvin Mousavi

Link to presentation: https://youtu.be/0iFPTqJ6k3E

Sara Stricker

PhD, Plant Agriculture

Presentation Title: Know thy enemy: Stemphylium leaf blight

Supervisor: Dr. Mary Ruth McDonald

Link to presentation: https://youtu.be/bjjgAkUdM5c


PhD, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Presentation Title: What is the value of your poop?

Supervisor: Dr. Jason Gerhard

Link to presentation: https://youtu.be/3chHUGuHtnU


PhD, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Presentation Title: What is the value of your poop?

Supervisor: Dr. Jason Gerhard

Link to presentation: https://youtu.be/3chHUGuHtnU

All contestants:


Margaret Hughes

  • Brock University
  • Master of Science, Biological Sciences
  • Title: Perimeter Plantings for Climate Smart Agriculture
  • Link to presentation: https://youtu.be/LzGOEHMhsH4


Nada Elnahla


Sara Stricker

  • University of Guelph
  • PhD, Plant Agriculture
  • Title: Know Thy Enemy: Stemphylium leaf blight
  • Link to presentation: https://youtu.be/bjjgAkUdM5c


Jessica Allingham


Léa Fieschi‐Méric

  • Laurentian University
  • PhD Boreal Ecology
  • Title: Environmental and phenotypical influences on the skin microbiome of Canadian and European urodeles
  • Link to presentation: https://youtu.be/Go3GytNDpbo


Veda Adnani

  • OCAD University
  • Master’s of Design: Digital Futures
  • Title: Counting On. Humanizing self-tracked data in a connected world.
  • Link to presentation: https://youtu.be/KqV9ou0lAGc


Samantha Stahlke

  • Ontario Tech University
  • Master of Science (MSc), Computer Science
  • Title: Synthesizing Play: Exploring the use of artificial intelligence to evaluate game user experience
  • Link to presentation: https://youtu.be/SCIMY2cSIdo


Alice Santilli


Amalia Gil

  • University of Toronto
  • Master's of Health Science, The Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, 2nd Year
  • Title: Identifying Distractions in Surgery with Eye‐tracking
  • Link to presentation: https://youtu.be/8fgw_9NSrcA


Jasdeep Multani

  • University of Waterloo
  • Architecture, Master’s
  • Title: Designing Classrooms of the Future: Incorporating Sensory Cognizant Design Strategies
  • Link: https://youtu.be/_E9UnWENCss


Taryn Fournie

  • Western University
  • PhD Candidate, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Title:  What is the value of your poop?
  • Link to presentation: https://youtu.be/3chHUGuHtnU


Grace Bastien

  • University of Windsor
  • PhD, Biological Sciences
  • Title:  Bird Preditation and 'the grapes of wrath'
  • Link to presentation: https://youtu.be/CJv0KuKIIsQ


Alyssia Wilson

  • York University
  • Clinical Developmental Psychology, Neuropsychology Stream
  • Title: Altered brain activity related to contact exposure in sports
  • Link to presentation: https://youtu.be/q-1yh07HJww



Mr. Rob Baker – Lead Guitarist for the Tragically Hip.  Rob is a long-time supporter of the 3MT having served as a judge for every provincial competition. 

Ms. Donna Wellington – Chief Executive Officer, Behavioral Health Sciences – Henry Ford Health System. Donna is a proud UWindsor alumnus holding both BSN and MBA degrees. 

Mr. Tony Doucette – Host, Windsor Morning – CBC Radio. Tony has been instrumental to the success of the UWindsor 3MT competitions having served as emcee for all local events. 

Dr. Kathleen McCrone – Professor Emeritus, History – University of Windsor.  A recognized leader in women’s history Kate held several senior leadership appointments during her career and was an outstanding role model. 


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