Current & Past Competitions

2020 – 2021
Competition Results

Thank you to everyone who came out to our live event on Saturday, February 27th, 2021!

Congratulations and thank you to all our finalists for sharing your incredible research. A video recording of the virtual competition will soon be available. Stay tuned! 

Competition Results

Winners

Laurel Gill

When Mussels Get Cold Feet

Biology

Serena Chuang

Tempering the Cytokine Storm Caused by Coronavirus Infection

Biochemistry

Runner-Up

Sahil Kanani

Cell Phone: Building Smartphone-Based Disease Diagnostics

Chemistry

Audience Choice Award

Laurel Gill

When Mussels Get Cold Feet

Biology

Finalists

Designing a Quantum Computer Component with Classical Computing
Julie Belleville

You are a Biologist
Emily Black

Understanding Chemo and Radiotherapy Response in Bladder Cancer: An Investigation of FBXW7-mediated Degradation of TP53 in vitro
Elaine Chen

Tempering the Cytokine Storm Caused by Coronavirus Infection
Serena Chuang

Facemasks, Oxygen Levels, and MRI
Aisling Fothergill

When Mussels Get Cold Feet
Lauren Gill

Cell Phone: Building Smartphone-Based Disease Diagnostics
Sahil Kanani

Qualitatively Assessing Social Presence and Therapeutic Alliance in a Digital Intervention for Persistent Postconcussion Symptoms (PPCS)
Kiarah O’Kane

Generating artificial images to improve prostate cancer segmentation
Kush Sharma

Silencing pests to death
Daniela Yanez

Conversing with Chatbots
Stephanie Yu

Functional Forest Materials
Svena Yu

2019/20
Competition Results

Thank you to everyone who came out to our live event on Saturday, February 15, 2020! We’d like to congratulate our two winners and all our finalists for absolutely blowing us away with their 3 Minute Thesis presentations!  See all finalists.

Competition Results

Winners

Laurel Neufeld

Following your gut: how the intestinal environment shapes bacterial infections

Microbiology

Katie Rink

Building Blocks for the OSI’s Space and Environmental Stewardship Index

Physics

Runner-Up

Rithikha Rajamohan

Quantifying the Protective Value of Blue-Green Infrastructure during Coastal Disaster Events

Geographical Sciences

Audience Choice Award

Ana Ivkov

Bilingual Infants’ Word Class Distinctions

Behavioural Neuroscience

Finalists

The Role of Prelimbic Cortex and Behavioural Flexibility
Angela Chuang, Biology

The Relationship Between Social Support and Self-Compassion
Maggie Coval, Psychology

The Development of the Quantifier “some” in Children
Paris Gappmayr, Linguistics

A cosmic game of hide and seek: Why velocity kicks are important for solving the mystery of missing white dwarfs
Steffani Grondin, Astronomy

Geospatial Correlates of Air Pollution Dose – Fixed Site vs Wearable Sensors
Andy Hung, Kinesiology

Bilingual Infants’ Word Class Distinctions
Ana Ivkov, Behavioural Neuroscience

Following your gut: how the intestinal environment shapes bacterial infections
Laurel Neufeld, Microbiology

Quantifying the Protective Value of Blue-Green Infrastructure during Coastal Disaster Events
Rithikha Rajamohan, Geographical Sciences

Building Blocks for the OSI’s Space and Environmental Stewardship Index
Katie Rink, Physics

Understanding brain dynamics and behaviours in ASD
Jamie Wong, Biology