PHAS grad student Robertson awarded first place at UBC 3MT

March 19, 2018
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Andrew at the UBC 3MT competition (Photo: UBC Faculty of Graduate Studies).

Can you, in mere three minutes, explain your thesis while capturing the audience's attention?

On March 15, eight graduate students - selected among dozens who particpated in preliminaries and semifinals - presented their research in this year's UBC Final Three Minute Thesis (3MT). Congratulations to PHAS PhD student Andrew Robertson for receiving the first place and people's choice award with his talk, "Enabling Targeted Alpha Therapy for Treatment of Advanced Cancers."  

Andrew was one of the two finalists from the PHAS heat on March 8, and also received people's choice from a crowd of PHAS students and faculty members. It's worth mentioning that both PHAS finalists, including Andrew Robertson and Christopher Mann, made it past the semi-final to enter the campus-wide 3MT final. 

Andrew will represent UBC at the 2017 Western Regional 3MT Competition on April 27 in Regina, Saskatchewan. More information can be found on the UBC 3MT competition page.

Congratulations again Andrew and good luck at the Western Regional Competition!

TRIUMF interviewed Andrew recently about his experience participating in 3MT. Read the full interview.

Update (May 7, 2018): Andrew received 3rd place in the Western Regional 3MT! Congratulations agian Andrew. You can now watch Andrew's UBC presentation on YouTube.

The PHAS heat of the 3MT competition.