Psychology students are finalists at UBC’s Undergraduate 3 Minute Thesis Competition

Two UBC Psychology undergraduate students boil down their research in three minutes.

Join us in congratulating Maggie Coval and Ava Ivkov for advancing to the finals in UBC’s Undergraduate 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition. In the competition, students are challenged to summarize their complex research in easy-to-understand language, in only three minutes, in front of a live audience.

Maggie, Ana and the other top ten finalists will present their 3MTs live on February 15 at 11:00am in the Earth Sciences Building (ESB), room 1012.

Ana Ivkov

Ana, a fourth year BSc Behavioural Neuroscience undergraduate student, is completing her honours thesis at Dr. Geoffrey Hall’s Language Development Centre. Her 3MT thesis examines the way bilingual infants conceptualize their very first words. She is excited to compete in the 3MT finals and hear about the amazing undergraduate research happening at UBC.

Watch a video of Ava Ivkov’s 3MT:

Maggie Coval

Maggie Coval is a 3rd year BA Psychology undergraduate student in the honours program. Her 3MT thesis explores the predictive relationship between social support and self. Through her research, Maggie hopes to learn more about coping mechanisms that foster resilience when faced with hardship.

Watch a video of Maggie Coval’s 3MT:

Founded by the University of Queensland, the 3MT is an academic competition that assists graduate students with fostering effective presentation and communication skills. Participants have just three minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their research project to a non-specialist audience.

UBC’s Undergraduate 3MT Competition is funded by the Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE).