Congratulations to the winners of the OCAD U virtual 3MT (3 Minute Thesis) competition!

OCAD U 3MT participants & judges. L to R: Ashok Mathur, Peter Morin, Sarita Srivastava​, Tyson Moll, 2nd row L to R: Bekky O'Neil, Veda Adnani, Tabitha Fisher, Danny Welsh

OCAD U 3MT participants & judges. L to R: Ashok Mathur, Peter Morin, Sarita Srivastava, Tyson Moll, 

2nd row L to R: Bekky O’Neil, Veda Adnani, Tabitha Fisher, Danny Welsh

3rd row L to R: Emily Dickson, Stephen Foster

 

On April 16th 2020, six OCAD U Graduate students presented their research virtually  in three minutes or less, competing for the top prize in this year’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. After long and thoughtful deliberation, our panel of guest judges declared the winners. The judges found Veda Adnani the winner and the top two runners up to be in a virtual tie for second placeplace. To acknowledge this, Graduate Studies allocated $750 to the 1st place winner, 2nd Place: $500 and People’s Choice: $100.

In addition to the prize money, the 1st place winner will receive travel funding to attend and represent OCAD U at the Ontario 3MT Provincial finals. Date and location TBD.

 

1st Place:

Veda Adnani  
Digital Futures, MDes 
 “Counting On. Humanizing self-tracked data in a connected world.” 

 

2nd Place (tie):

Bekky O’Neil  
Interdisciplinary Masters in Art, Media & Design  
 
“What Does a Garden Know?” 

&

Emily Dickson 
Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories  
 
“The Fine Art of Bureaucracy: Towards a Bureaucratic Aesthetic.” 

 

Peoples Choice (tie):

Emily Dickson 
Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories  
 
“The Fine Art of Bureaucracy: Towards a Bureaucratic Aesthetic.” 

&

Veda Adnani  
Digital Futures, MDes 
 “Counting On. Humanizing self-tracked data in a connected world.” 

 

Veda Adnani will go on to represent OCAD U at the 2020 Provincial Finals 3MT Competition (date TBD). Veda will receive $850, presentation coaching and travel support to attend the provincial finals.

Honourable mentions go to all OCAD U 3MT presenters:

 

Veda Adnani  
Digital Futures 
 
 “Counting On. Humanizing self-tracked data in a connected world.” 
 
Emily Dickson 
Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories  
 
“The Fine Art of Bureaucracy: Towards a Bureaucratic Aesthetic.” 

Tabitha Fisher 
Digital Futures  
 
“What’s Most Fun: A Framework to Protect Creativity in the Age of Instagram.” 

Tyson Moll  
Digital Futures 
 
 “Multimodalities in Metadata.” 

Bekky O’Neil  
Interdisciplinary Masters in Art, Media & Design  
 
“What Does a Garden Know?” 

Danny Welsh  
Interdisciplinary Masters in Art, Media & Design  
 
“Rebirthday:  Self-presentation, Suppression and Externally Excessive Expression.” 

 

Thank you to our panel of judges:

  • Peter Morin – Associate Professor, Tenured IAMD Graduate Program Director
  • Stephen Foster – Dean, Faculty of Art
  • Sarita Srivastava– Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies (Incoming)

 

Thank you Dr. Ashok Mathur for your warm 3MT welcome and for your support of the OCAD U 3MT competition.

Additional thanks to Josh Paglione, Ben Peto and the Grad Studies Office for your support.

Stay tuned for more information about the Ontario 3MT competition. A live stream of the event will be posted shortly.

-Graduate Studies