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Douglas Kiss takes first place in 3MT competition

The University of Lethbridge 3 Minute Thesis competition wrapped up Friday with the presentation of four awards.

From left to right are Dr. Robert Wood, dean of the School of Graduate Studies, Douglas Kiss, first place, Rui Pais, third place, Candace Burke, second place, Luc Roberts, People's Choice, and Kayla Ueland, president of the Graduate Students' Association.

First place went to Douglas Kiss, a neuroscience student who’s working on a master’s degree. His presentation was titled ‘Metabolic Repercussion of Concussion.’

Candace Burke, also a neuroscience master’s student, captured second place with her presentation on ‘What are They Saying? Analyzing Rodent Vocalizations.’

Rui Pais, a doctoral student in neuroscience, took third place for his presentation on ‘Memory Consolidation: The Influence of the Hippocampus in Cortical Activity.’

Luc Roberts is working on a PhD in biochemistry and he received the People’s Choice award.

Kiss moves on to the Western Regional 3MT Competition at UBC Okanagan in Kelowna at the end of April. The top three competitors from that competition will go on to the National Canadian Competition, a virtual event where a winner and a runner-up are chosen from among the winners at the regional competitions.