MAIS student wins RRU 3MT Competition


Each year, Royal Roads thesis and dissertation students compete in the Three Minute Thesis Competition sponsored by the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS). Each participating institution first holds a competition at the institutional level and the winner of the institutional competition is entered in the regional competition. At Royal Roads, the competition is organized by the Office of the Vice-Provost, Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies, and is under the leadership of Jo Axe, professor with the School of Education and Technology and Theses and Dissertations Coordinator Janine Hughes.

This year’s winner of the Royal Roads 3MT Competition is Kate Ellis, a student in the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program. Kate will compete in the 2020 Western 3MT competition being held at the University of Alberta on April 21. Kate’s entry is titled “The Impact of Social Determinants and Marginalization on Prenatal Care in Saint John, New Brunswick.” Runner-up is Nick Townley, a student in the Master of Arts in Environmental Education and Communication program, with his presentation on “One Hundred Days of Near-Solitude: A Journey of Place-Based Learning as the Ecoguardian at Race Rock Ecological Reserve.” This year’s competition was judged by RRU faculty Dr. Jaigris Hodson, associate professor from the College of Interdisciplinary Studies; Dr. Chris Ling, associate professor from the School of Environment and Sustainability; Dr. George Veletsianos, professor and Canada Research Chair with the School of Education and Technology; and Dr. Deborah Zornes, director of research. Thank you to all of competitors and judges who made this event possible.