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3MT @ Laurier results

Mar 21/13

On Friday March 8, 2013, Laurier successfully held its first annual Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT). There were 26 graduate students participants representing 12 programs. All participants were graded on their ability to effectively communicate their research and its’ significance to the audience.

Tracy Bachellier, Master of Education candidate, won the competition with her presentation, "Parent and Family Engagement". Tracy discussed the need for greater teacher-parent collaboration with an emphasis on teacher training.  Gwenith Cross, PhD in History candidate, was runner-up for her presentation Midwives and Medicine on bicycles that examined the history of obstetrics in Canada and Britain. Both Tracy and Gwenith will represent Laurier at the Ontario 3MT at Queen’s on April 8, 2013.

Robyn Bertram, MSc Kinesiology and Physical Education candidate, and Éric Thériault, PhD Psychology candidate were given honorable mentions for their presentations: “Testing the Effectiveness of Team Building Interventions in Community Group Exercise Settings” and “Gambling Among Older Francophones in Ontario”.

"I am very proud of all our students who competed,"  Dr. Joan Norris, Dean: Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies said. "I was intrigued by their research and amazed by their ability to effectively speak to the audience about it in only three minutes."

For more information on the Ontario 3MT competition at Queen's University here.

Winner: Tracy Bachellier (Master in Education): “Parent and Family Engagement”.

Runner-up: Gwenith Cross (PhD History): “Midwives and Medicine on Bicycles”.

Honourable Mention: Robyn Bertram (MSc Kinesiology and Physical Education): "Testing the Effectiveness of Team Building Interventions in Community Group Exercise Settings”

Honourable Mention: Éric Thériault (PhD Psychology): "Gambling Among Older Francophones in Ontario”

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