2018 University of Calgary Three Minute Thesis Finalists

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Chidera Nwaroh

Winner and Canadian Champion

Chidera Nwaroh, Medicine - Medical Science
Supervisor: Dr. Ashley Harris
A Virtual Biopsy: Detecting Metabolite Changes in the Brain

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Pouyan Keshavarzian

Second Place

Pouyan Keshavarzian, Engineering – Electrical and Computer
Supervisors: Dr. Michal Okoniewski, Dr. John Nielsen
Future Destinations: Self-Driving Tech for Canadian Climates

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Cindy Kalenga

Third Place

Cindy Kalenga, Medicine – Medical Science
Supervisor: Dr. Sofia Ahmed
The Greatest Health Threat Women Face Today

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Afrooz Eshraghian

People's Choice

Afrooz Eshraghian, Engineering – Chemical and Petroleum
Supervisor: Dr. Uttandaraman Sundararaj
Polymer Nanocomposites Toward Safer Modern Electronics

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Leah Ferrie


Leah Ferrie, Engineering – Biomedical 
Supervisors: Dr. Roman Krawetz and Dr. Neil Duncan
“There’s No Place Like Homing”: Biomaterial-Induced Stem Cell Homing in Bone Fracture Repair

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Rylan Graham


Rylan Graham, Environmental Design
Supervisor: Dr. Sasha Tsenkova
Urban Sprawl and Intensification in the Canadian City

Sydney Harvey


Sydney Harvey, Philosophy
Supervisor: Dr. Richard Zach
The Illusion of Consciousness Revealed Through Film

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Summer Helmi


Summer Helmi, Medicine – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 
Supervisor: Dr. Derrick Rancourt
Transdifferentiation: Turning Mercury into Gold

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Jaqueline Lourdes Rios


Jaqueline Lourdes Rios, Kinesiology
Supervisor: Dr. Walter Herzog
Exercise and Fibre: One Step Closer to Preventing and Treating Osteoarthritis

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Shabab Saad


Shabab Saad, Engineering - Chemical and Petroleum
Supervisor: Dr. Giovanniantonio Natale
Active Colloids in Complex Fluid: An Innovative Platform for Enhanced Drug Delivery

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