3MT Western Regional Competition

Congratulations to all the contestant. It was excellent to see all these amazing topics in such an engaging way.

The University of Regina is excited to host the Three Minute Thesis Western Regional Competition. This national competition has graduate students from across western Canada explain their research in everyday language and they only have three minutes to do so. The event is open to the public and you are welcome to join us and help determine who goes to nationals. 

Friday, April 27, 2018
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Research and Innovation Centre - RI 119. 

1st - $1000 - (Advances to Nationals) - Danielle Hoefele - Simon Fraser University
2nd - $500 - (Advances to Nationals) - Daniel Meszaros - Trinity Western University
3rd - $250 - Andrew Robertson - University of British Columbia - Vancouver
People's Choice - $100 (Advances to Nationals) - Chidera Nwaroh - University of Calgary






Danish Dar

University of Alberta

The Fuel of the Future



Shervin Khalili Ghomi

University of Manitoba

Seismic Performance Improvement of GFRP-Reinforced Concrete Frames: A Path to Earthquake-Resistant Buildings



Julian Smazynski

University of Victoria

Engineering Immune Cells:  Tricking Cancer into aiding the Anti-Tumor Immune Response



Astrid Kuhn

Royal Roads University

Recording the Filip(ino) Side: Telling and Sharing Filipino Canadian Entrepreneurial Stories of Identity Negotiation for Empowerment to Leadership



Chidera Nwaroh

University of Calgary

A Virtual Biopsy: Detecting Metabolite Changes in the Brain



Daniel Meszaros

Trinity Western University

Understanding Men's Lived Experiences of Shame Related to Masculine Identity



Lon Kerr

University of Northern British Columbia

Zinc Modified Zeolite for use in Drinking Water Remediation



Danielle Hoefele

Simon Fraser University

That’s How You Get (Fire) Ants



Dean Reddick

University of Winnipeg

A Simple Test To Increase Breast Cancer Treatment Response



Roland Macana

University of Saskatchewan

Elimination of Insect Pests in Stored Agricultural Materials Using Radio Frequency Waves



Adam Sprott

University of Regina

Unmanned and Unlanded: Seeing a Forest Through Aerial Data



Graeme Hallett

Thompson Rivers University

Does Dungeons and Dragons Develops Social Skills?



Micky Ahn

University of Lethbridge

Host Biodiversity versus Disease Risk: Does Less Mean More?



Sydney Morgan

University of British Columbia-Okanagan

Bringing Wine Back Home



Andrew Robertson

University of British Columbia-Vancouver

Enabling Targeted Alpha Therapy for Treatment of Advanced Cancers



Kim Jones

Athabasca University

Satisfaction of Canadian Armed Forces Members with their Distance Learning Experiences

For competitors there are the following events:

Participant registration for the event will be done through the faculty units.

  • Thursday night social (optional)
  • Friday lunch - 11:30 AM
  • Friday afternoon competition - 1:00 PM
  • Reception

There is on-campus housing available through housing services:  Deluxe Room ($69.00/night) or a Standard Room ($39.00/night) plus taxes. Bookings can be made through https://www.uregina.ca/housing/short-stays/index.html  Please indicate that you are participating in the "3 Minute Thesis" to receive the discounted pricing on standard rooms. 


Benjamin Freitag
Manager of Special Projects