I was so grateful to see my colleagues and even professors of the History Department showing up for the heat as well as the final. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to my supervisor, Professor Charles Schencking, and the department’s postgraduate coordinator, Professor John Carroll, for their time and support. I also want to thank the other postgraduates of the department, for providing useful suggestions on my presentation and practising with me.
The competition was held a few days before the 7th anniversary of the 3.11 Disaster. I hope this platform can remind people to support reconstruction and recovery in the Tōhoku region.
Date of Competition: March 7, 2018
Registration Deadline: 6pm on January 16, 2018 (NO late registrations will be accepted.)
Each registrant must also submit his/her primary supervisor’s completed endorsement form (downloadable from the Graduate School website) to the Graduate School by January 18, 2018 to complete the registration process. If the completed endorsement form reaches the Graduate School after January 18, 2018, the registration will NOT be accepted.
A briefing session was held for RPg students who are interested in participating in the HKU 3MT:
Date of Briefing Session: December 1, 2017
Time: 1 – 2 pm
Venue: P6-03, Graduate House
Click here for the presentations.
Schedule of Presentations:
Videos of Candidates and Awardees
Members of the public, colleagues and students are cordially invited to vote for the most engaging presenter for the Online People’s Choice Award via YouTube until 1700hrs, March 15, 2018. You can vote for any one of the finalists below. The finalist with the most “LIKE” votes on YouTube will be awarded a book voucher of US$130.
Candidate No. 2
Candidate No. 4
Candidate No. 11
Candidate No. 13
Candidate No. 15
Candidate No. 19
Candidate No. 23
News in Brief
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition 2018 of HKU was successfully held on March 7, 2018. This year 23 research postgraduate (RPg) students participated in the competition, and 10 finalists were shortlisted to compete for 3 prizes decided by the adjudicating panel and the People’s Choice Award decided by audience ballot. The Online People’s Choice Award was awarded to the finalist who received the most ‘LIKE’ votes on YouTube after the competition.
The 3MT was developed by The University of Queensland, Australia in 2008. It is an academic competition that challenges RPg students to explain their research within 3 minutes to a general audience. 3MT celebrates the discoveries made by RPg students and encourages them to develop the skills to communicate the importance of their research to the broader community.
Professor Lap-Chee Tsui, President of the Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong, Ms Priscilla Wong, JP, Barrister, and HKU Council Member, and Ms Janice Chan, Director of the Hong Kong Women’s Imaging Limited, served on the adjudicating panel as our guests of honour. Internal members of the adjudicating panel included Professor John Bacon-Shone, Associate Director of the Knowledge Exchange Office (KEO), who served as the Chairman of the panel, Professor John Kao, Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global), Professor Pauline Chiu of the Department of Chemistry, Professor Maggy Lee of the Department of Sociology and Professor Ben Young, Associate Dean of the Graduate School.
Congratulations to all the winners of the HKU 3MT Competition 2018. They are:
Champion and People’s Choice Award Winner
Name: Ms Mei Li Khong
PhD candidate in the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
Presentation Title: Too Many P-s Spoil the Protein
Primary Supervisor: Dr Julian Alexander Tanner
Name: Ms Jasmeen Kaur Sethi
PhD candidate in the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
Presentation Title: The Ovarian Cancer Games: Catching HNF-1β targets
Primary Supervisor: Professor Annie Nga Yin Cheung
2nd Runner-up and Online People’s Choice Award Winner
Name: Ms Pang Chong
MPhil candidate in the Faculty of Arts
Presentation Title: Altruism or Opportunism: International humanitarian assistance to Japan following the 3.11 Disaster
Primary Supervisor: Professor John Charles Schencking
The HKU 3MT Competition was jointly organised by the Graduate School and KEO.
Awardees, finalists and supervisors at the HKU 3MT Competition 2018 with members of the adjudicating panel
(From left, back row) Ms Chae Yin Cher (finalist), Mr Kam Wa Chan (finalist), Dr Karen Chan (supervisor of the finalist Ms Dai Pu), Dr Moon Ho Alexander Leung (finalist), Ms Dai Pu (finalist), Ms Lin Guo (finalist), Dr Oscar Sanchez-Sibony (supervisor of the finalist Mr Rustam Khan), Mr Rustam Khan (finalist), Professor John Bacon-Shone
(From left, front row) Professor Ben Young, Professor Ricky Kwok (Associate Vice-President [Teaching and Learning]), Professor Pauline Chiu, Professor Bernadette Tsui (Director of the Development & Alumni Affairs Office), Ms Janice Chan, Ms Jasmeen Kaur Sethi (1st Runner-up), Professor Lap-Chee Tsui, Ms Mei Li Khong (Champion and People’s Choice Award Winner), Ms Pang Chong (2nd Runner-up and Online People’s Choice Award Winner), Ms Priscilla Wong, Professor John Kao, Professor Maggy Lee, Professor SP Law (Acting Dean of the Graduate School), Dr Julian Alexander Tanner (supervisor of the Champion Ms Mei Li Khong)
2018 Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition
The 2018 Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition was held on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at The University of Queensland (UQ), Brisbane. Doctoral students representing 58 universities in Australia, New Zealand and Asia participated in this competition.
The Champion and People’s Choice Award winner of the 2018 HKU 3MT Competition, Ms Mei Li Khong, PhD candidate in the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, represented HKU in the 2018 Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition. Ms Khong was one of the 10 finalists who got into the Final. Please click here for the presentation of the 10 finalists.