OCAD U graduate student makes it to Three Minute Thesis provincial finals

 

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 8:00pm

Mary Baumstark (MA 2016), graduate student in the Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories (CADN) program will join 20 doctoral and master’s degree students from across Ontario to present their research at the provincial finals of the Three-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT Ontario) on April 14 in Waterloo. 

Baumstark’s thesis “Craftivist Clay: Activism and Resistance in Contemporary Ceramics” was written under the supervision of Dorie Millerson, Chair, Material Art & Design. Mary competed with nine other graduate students at the OCAD U 3MT Competition on April 6. The judging panel included OCAD U professors Anda Kubis, Jana Macalik and Sarah McLean-Knapp.

The 3MT is a communications competition for graduate students. Developed in Australia by the University of Queensland in 2008, it challenges students to explain their research in plain language in just three minutes.

The 20 competitors on the provincial level are all winners of local competitions hosted by every university in Ontario.

Evoking images of “American Idol,” the 3MT Ontario judges will score the quality of the presentations and the presenters’ ability to engage the audience. The judges for the 3MT Ontario are:

  • Rob Baker, guitarist for the Tragically Hip
  • David Meyers, chief executive officer of Iceberg Vodka
  • Susan Anzolin, chief financial officer for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario)
  • Ken Steele, chief futurist at Eduvation
  • Gohar Ashoughian, university librarian, Wilfrid Laurier University

The judges will select winners of the 3MT Ontario, who will receive $2,000 in total prize money. As well, the top five presenters will move onto the national level, an online competition coordinated by the Canadian Association of Graduate Schools.

The 3MT is hosted by Wilfrid Laurier University and is open to the public.

The event will be livestreamed starting at 10 a.m., on Thursday, April 14.

 

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Friday, April 8, 2016 - 8:00pm

Mary Baumstark (MA 2016), graduate student in the Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories (CADN) program will join 20 doctoral and master’s degree students from across Ontario to present their research at the provincial finals of the Three-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT Ontario) on April 14 in Waterloo. 

Baumstark’s thesis “Craftivist Clay: Activism and Resistance in Contemporary Ceramics” was written under the supervision of Dorie Millerson, Chair, Material Art & Design. Mary competed with nine other graduate students at the OCAD U 3MT Competition on April 6. The judging panel included OCAD U professors Anda Kubis, Jana Macalik and Sarah McLean-Knapp.

The 3MT is a communications competition for graduate students. Developed in Australia by the University of Queensland in 2008, it challenges students to explain their research in plain language in just three minutes.

The 20 competitors on the provincial level are all winners of local competitions hosted by every university in Ontario.

Evoking images of “American Idol,” the 3MT Ontario judges will score the quality of the presentations and the presenters’ ability to engage the audience. The judges for the 3MT Ontario are:

  • Rob Baker, guitarist for the Tragically Hip
  • David Meyers, chief executive officer of Iceberg Vodka
  • Susan Anzolin, chief financial officer for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario)
  • Ken Steele, chief futurist at Eduvation
  • Gohar Ashoughian, university librarian, Wilfrid Laurier University

The judges will select winners of the 3MT Ontario, who will receive $2,000 in total prize money. As well, the top five presenters will move onto the national level, an online competition coordinated by the Canadian Association of Graduate Schools.

The 3MT is hosted by Wilfrid Laurier University and is open to the public.

The event will be livestreamed starting at 10 a.m., on Thursday, April 14.