Trainees to showcase research communication skills at Western’s 3MT final

Congratulations to the three trainees at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and Robarts Research Institute who placed as Top 20 finalists for Western University's campus-wide Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

Jacqueline Chevalier, MSc Candidate, Medical Biophysics
Supervised by Dr. Geoffrey Pickering

Ariel Frame, PhD Candidate, Neuroscience
Supervised by Robert Cumming, PhD (Faculty of Science)

Claire Vannelli, MESc Candidate, Biomedical Engineering
Supervised by Terry Peters, PhD

View the complete Top 20 list

3MT is a research communications competition. Graduate students have three minutes to present their research and its impact to a panel of non-specialist judges and peers. The exercise develops academic, presentation and research communication skills.

"The 3MT competition is a great opportunity for graduate students to not only showcase their research to the public, but also hone their skills in communicating the topic in an understandable way," said Susanne Schmid, PhD, Associate Dean, Graduate &Postdoctoral Studies. "Research at the University is mostly funded by the public, therefore it is very important for scientists to be able to communicate the scope of their research and its impact on human health."

Western's 3MT Final takes place on Thursday, April 5 at the Wolf Performance Hall, London Public Library. The winner of Western's competition will go on to represent the University at 3MT Ontario 2018 on April 19 at York University.