Rajat Jain, a civil engineering MASc student, claimed the second place prize in the 3MT@UBC competition. Tasked with the challenge of presenting their thesis research in a condensed but engaging three minute talk, competitors in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) came from a variety of departments across campus. On March 15th, these graduate students went head to head to see whose presentation skills resonated with an audience at Jack Poole Hall. While viewers got a taste of the innovative research happening across UBC and voted on a people’s choice title, a panel of judges selected the winners. Jain won a $500 prize and the opportunity to speak at several UBC events in the upcoming weeks for a presentation on his work under Professor Pierre Bérubé, providing effective and cost-efficient potable water solutions to Indigenous communities.
Anna Smith, MSc in Forestry, won Honorable Mention for a talk on the influence of heavy metals on juvenile coho olfaction and behaviour. First Place and People’s Choice winner Andrew Robertson, PhD candidate in physics, will continue on to the Western Regional 3MT Competition at the University of Regina, for the chance to represent UBC with his presentation on Enabling Targeted Alpha Therapy for Treatment of Advanced Cancers. View the presentations of all three 2018 3MT UBC finalists here.