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Meet the Masters of Ceremonies

Three Minute Thesis

Sarah Rijkenberg (Heats - March 20)3mt mc photo

Sarah is a PhD student in the Kirkwood Lab, where she studies aquatic ecology. Her research focuses on plankton diversity and functional traits. Sarah was the winner of Ontario Techs 3MT competition in 2023, going on to compete at both provincials and nationals. She joins us this year as the event MC.

Vivian Stamatopoulos, PhD (Finals - March 21)3mt mc finals

Dr. Vivian Stamatopoulos holds a Master of Arts (Sociology) and Doctor of Philosophy from York University (Sociology). Her research interests focus on child and youth-based caregiving (young carers), unpaid family caregiving and long-term care (LTC). She is also a leading advocate for LTC residents in Ontario and has provided almost 300 expert interviews on long-term care throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.


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