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

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

Olivia Sehl, MSc Candidate, Medical Biophysics
"Imaging Macrophages in Breast Cancer and Metastases"
Supervised by Paula Foster, PhD

Spencer Yeung, MSc Candidate, Microbiology and Immunology
"HIV Acquisition and the Penile Microbiome"
Co-supervised by Eric Arts, PhD, and Jessica Prodger, PhD

"I wanted to practise my ability to distill complex information into a captivating and informative presentation," said Yeung. "I’m excited to hear the other Top 20 presentations and be exposed to how others present complex information. It will be a good learning experience and will push my creative thinking even further."

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.

Western's 3MT Final takes place on Thursday, March 21 at the Wolf Performance Hall, London Public Library. The winner of Western's competition will go on to represent the University at 3MT Ontario 2019 on April 17 at McMaster University.