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MDP students compete at the 3MT

Mon. Mar. 6, 2023

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Three MDP students, Amber Balan, Sage Broomfield and Stacey Woods, participated in the University of Winnipeg's 10th annual 3MT on March 3rd, 2023. The 3-Minute Thesis (3MTTM) is an oral competition where graduate students have three minutes or less to present their research in an accessible and engaging way. The three MDP students contested against twelve other graduate students in a highly competitive 3-Minute Thesis competition.

Amber’s presentation was focused on: "Addressing barriers to the sustainability of Indigenous Doula practice: Gaps in mainstream training." Stacey presented her research titled: "Privacy and security as a false dichotomy: Weaponizing information and Big Data."

Sage's presentation was titled "Towards intergenerational energy solutions: A comprehensive review of Indigenous youth-focused participatory research with applications in alternative energy research." Her passionate presentation, which focuses on building Indigenous youth capacity in alternative and renewable energy in a remote northern community, won her the second place which included a cash prize of $500.

 “The 3MT has been an unexpected highlight of my master’s degree. I applied on a whim, wanting to challenge myself with the public speaking opportunity. I learned so much while learning to communicate my work through the 3MT’s concise and engaging format. After getting past the nerves, it was exhilarating to share the research I am passionate about and have worked hard on with the judges, audience and my peers. Listening to other graduate students share their research from across unique and fascinating fields was a great experience! This event made me feel proud of and more connected to the incredible work coming out of the University of Winnipeg graduate studies.” Sage Broomfield

Congratulations to Sage and all the other competitors