Lister Family Engaged Science 3-Minute Thesis® Competition a Resounding Success!

And that's not all...

Dean Anja Geitmann, Véronique Boyer (Animal Science), Mark Kaji (Parasitology), Karolin Dietrich (Bioresource Engineering) and Geoffrey Kelley, MNA for Jacques-Cartier and Minister responsible for Native Affairs.

More than a dozen competitors from many corners of the Faculty presented in the second annual Lister Family Engaged Science Initiative 3MT Competition. Competitors fascinated the audience with research stories covering, in part, the production of new agricultural products, novel practices to improve soil and plant health and protect the earth’s resources, improving dairy cow health and welfare, and mitigating disease.

Says Kimberly John of Teaching and Learning Services, “Mark Kaji (PhD candidate, Institute of Parasitology) has worked for three years seeking ways to combat the growing resistance of hookworms to available drugs, part of the global effort to ultimately relegate the bloodsucking intestinal parasite to history.” Mark’s presentation, “Real Life Vampires and How to Kill Them,” took first prize in the competition.

Second-place winner and recipient of the People’s Choice Award was Animal Science MSc candidate Véronique Boyer, with “Who wouldn’t want to chat with a cow?” Véronique’s research looks at targeted modifications to tie-stall or cubicle design to improve cow comfort and welfare.

Karolin Dietrich, a PhD candidate in Bioresource Engineering, placed third with “Making bioplastics competitively.”

Read more about the Lister Family Engaged Science 3MT competition at:
publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2018/01/real-life-vampires-win-the-macdonald-campus-3mt-competition/

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