2019 Three Minute Thesis Challenge

This year's installment of UNB's Three Minute Thesis challenge was held Friday March 21-22 at the Wu Centre, as part of the annual, Graduate Research Conference to shine a light on the outstanding work of our graduate students. Conference attendees were treated to fantastic presentations from 11 participants in the 3MT challenge. Congratulations to all those who participated in this year's 3MT!

Pictured above are the 6 finalists for this year's 3MT Challenge. From Left-to-Right they are Barbora Balonova (Chemistry), Wushuang Li (ForEM), Shelby Martens (History), Haozhou Wang (ForEM), Sarah Bridges (IDST), Kelly McLean (ForEM). 

Winner of this year's 3MT Challenge, Barbora Balonova, PhD student in the Department of Chemistry, flanked by Dr. Drew Rendall (Dean of Graduate Studies) and Dr. Heather Sears (Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies). Barbora is supervised by Dr. Barry Blight and earned $1,000 for her performance! She will now travel to McGill University to represent UNB in the Eastern Regional 3MT Challenge. All the best to Barbora there!!


First Place: Barbora Balonova ($1,000)

Second Place: Shebly Martens ($500)

Third Place: Haozhou Wang ($350)

People's Choice: Shelby Martens ($250)