2017 3MT Doctoral Final

Date: Wednesday 16 August, 2017   
Time: 7:00pm
Venue: The Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts (Hamilton) 
Cost: FREE

Join us for a night of academic insight and entertainment.  The 3MT final is an event not to be missed!

This is a free public event and everyone is welcome to attend.   Our MC for the evening is Mark Bunting, radio announcer and Hamilton City Councillor.

The 10 finalists (in presentation order) are:

Jessica Pasisi – Waikato Management School - "Tau aga moe mahani fakamotu ke he hikihikiaga matagi: Tau leo mai i Niue Culture, gender, and climate change: Voices from Niue"

Bridgette Farnworth – Faculty of Science & Engineering - "Rubbish or rodent deterrent?"

Debby Bandele – Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education - "Educating for a sustainable future"

Season-Mary Downs – Te Piringa Faculty of Law - "A return to rangatiratanga (Maori authority) over the foreshore and seabed"

Giulia Dondoli – Te Piringa Faculty of Law - "(Not) All Human Beings Are Born Free and Equal”

Alex Lodge – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - "Look / Language / Dancing: A Creative Practice Doctorate"

Long Yang – Waikato Management School - "Marketing for Sustainability: The Tale of Peach Blossom Spring"

Ngaire Tihema –Faculty of Maori and Indigenous Studies - "Make teaching great (...again?): Improving Māori language teaching and learning in tertiary educational institutions"

Harpreet Kaur – Faculty of Science and Engineering - "Light weight and light based fruit quality sensing"

Dung Nguyen – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences -  "Tea, Tourism and Local Communities"

The winner will be awarded the Professor John D. McCraw Memorial Trophy for Outstanding Oratory Presentation of Doctoral Research, a prize of $1,000, and will represent Waikato at the  2017 Asia Pacific 3MT Competition at the University of Queensland on 29 September 2017. The runner-up will receive $1,000 in research funding.

People’s Choice Award

There will also be a People’s Choice Award. All audience members who attend the final, and are not competing, will be invited to cast a single vote. This should be based on which candidate they felt best communicated their area of research to the audience.  The People’s Choice Award carries a prize of $500.

Refreshments will be provided at the conclusion of the event.

We look forward to seeing you there!