3MT Judges

2020 Preliminary Judges

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2019 Preliminary Judges

CA Klassen, Community Based Research Coordinator, Office of Community Engagement

Kojo Damptey, Scholar-practitioner/Activist/Community Organizer/Musician

Lori Dillon,  Manager, Research Communications, VP Research

Ni Jadon,  Senior Project Manager, International Liaison Office, Office of International Affairs

Sonia Verma,  Manager Strategic Communications, University Advancement

 

CA Klassen, Community Based Research Coordinator, Office of Community Engagement

Kojo Damptey, Scholar-practitioner/Activist/Community Organizer/Musician

Lori Dillon,  Manager, Research Communications, VP Research

Ni Jadon,  Senior Project Manager, International Liaison Office, Office of International Affairs

Sonia Verma,  Manager Strategic Communications, University Advancement

Jill Axisa, Director, Faculty Leadership and Development, Provost and VP (Academic)

Lori Dillon,  Manager, Research Communications, VP Research

Ni Jadon,  Senior Project Manager, International Liaison Office, Office of International Affairs

Ryan Caldwell, Business Development Specialist, Mitacs and McMaster Industry Liasion Office

Sonia Verma,  Manager Strategic Communications, University Advancement

Danelle D'Alvise, Manager, Prizes and Awards, VP Research

Jill Axisa, Director, Faculty Leadership and Development, Provost and VP (Academic)

Ni Jadon,  Senior Project Manager, International Liaison Office, Office of International Affairs

Ryan Caldwell, Business Development Specialist, Mitacs and McMaster Industry Liasion Office

Sara Laux,  Manager Strategic Communications, University Advancement

Alyssa Lai, Projects and Communications Coordinator, President's Office

Danelle D'Alvise, Manager, Prizes and Awards, VP Research

Jill Axisa, Director, Faculty Leadership and Development, Provost and VP (Academic)

Ni Jadon,  Senior Project Manager, International Liaison Office, Office of International Affairs

Sara Laux,  Manager Strategic Communications, University Advancement

Faith Ogunkoya, Global Experience Coordinator, Student Success Centre

Kojo Damptey, Scholar-practitioner/Activist/Community Organizer/Musician

Danelle D'Alvise, Manager, Prizes and Awards, VP Research

Ni Jadon,  Senior Project Manager, International Liaison Office, Office of International Affairs

Sara Laux,  Manager Strategic Communications, University Advancement

2019 Final Heat

Annette Hamm co-hosts Morning Live on CHCH.  She's a Broadcast Journalism grad at Mohawk College, and a lifetime learner.  Annette volunteers with gritLIT (Hamilton's Readers and Writers Festival), Theatre Aquarius and the Mohawk College Foundation Board.  She also teaches fitness classes part time at YWCA Hamilton.

Catherine Maybrey is the Career Integration Specialist in the Science Career & Cooperative Education Office. As someone who is extremely passionate about all things career, especially for graduate students, Catherine is thrilled to be designing and launching a new career initiative in the Faculty of Science exclusively for graduate students. 
 
Catherine completed her PhD in 2005, and first joined McMaster in 2010, and has provided career support to alumni and graduate students through roles in the Student Success Centre and the School of Graduate Studies before joining the SCCE in 2018. She also works with individuals and organizations through her consulting business to provide career coaching, research and customized training products for professional development.
 
She has written articles for Academica & University Affairs, where she talks about the need for more career development services for students in higher education. You can find her on Twitter @Cate_Maybrey an LinkedIn.
 

Ahmad works as program manager at CaNRisk (the Canadian Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Resilience under Systemic Risk). He matches student’s research interests with CaNRisk’s industry partners and supports the students to communicate their research to industry professionals. He is passion about bridging the knowledge between researchers, industry, public, and decision makers.

Mitacs builds partnerships between academia, industry and the world – to create a more innovative Canada. As a Business Development Director at Mitacs, Rebecca’s role is to connect industry partners with academic researchers to help fuel Canada’s knowledge economy and drive innovation. As a Strategic Account Director, she works closely with companies to determine their R&D needs and source the talent they need to compete and thrive in this global economy. She supports all Mitacs programs, including Accelerate, Elevate, Globalink, and Training. While at Mitacs she has facilitated and helped fund many business research projects with companies as small as two people ranging to huge multi-nationals.

Rebecca earned her M.Sc. in Biology from the University of Windsor, and honours B.Sc. in Biology from Wilfrid Laurier University. Her research was focused on community ecology, and agricultural impacts on the environment. 

Prior to joining Mitacs in 2009, she spent 12 years in the Pharmaceutical Industry with increasingly challenging roles in sales, training, marketing and management. Her experience spans many therapeutic areas including oncology, hepatitis, HIV, transplant, infectious diseases and psychiatry with extensive focus on selling skills.

Matthew Berry is a PhD Candidate in the department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour at McMaster University. His research focuses on quantifying the psychology and behaviour of theatrical performances. Matthew holds the titles of 3MT McMaster Champion and 3MT Ontario Champion for 2018.

2018 Preliminary Judges

Ni Jadon, Senior Project Manage, International Liaison Office, Office of International Affairs

Zobia Jawed, Postdoctoral Fellow

James Knibb-Lamouche, Associate Director, Indigenous Student Services

Sonia Verma, Manager Strategic Communications, University Advancement

Jill Axisa, Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives

Danelle D'Alvise, Manager, Prizes and Awards, VP Research

Zobia Jawed, Postdoctoral Fellow

Sonia Verma, Manager Strategic Communications, University Advancement

Jill Axisa, Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives

Lori Dillon, Manager, Research Communications, VP Research

Ni Jadon, Senior Project Manage, International Liaison Office, Office of International Affairs

Zobia Jawed, Postdoctoral Fellow

Sara Laux, Manager Strategic Communications, University Advancement

Jill Axisa, Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives

Lori Dillon, Manager, Research Communications, VP Research

Ni Jadon, Senior Project Manage, International Liaison Office, Office of International Affairs

Sara Laux, Manager Strategic Communications, University Advancement

Jill Axisa, Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives

Danelle D'Alvise, Manager, Prizes and Awards, VP Research

Ni Jadon, Senior Project Manage, International Liaison Office, Office of International Affairs

Sonia Verma, Manager Strategic Communications, University Advancement

2018 Final Heat

Mitacs builds partnerships between academia, industry and the world – to create a more innovative Canada. As a Business Development Director at Mitacs, Rebecca’s role is to connect industry partners with academic researchers to help fuel Canada’s knowledge economy and drive innovation. As a Strategic Account Director, she works closely with companies to determine their R&D needs and source the talent they need to compete and thrive in this global economy. She supports all Mitacs programs, including Accelerate, Elevate, Globalink, and  Step. While at Mitacs she has facilitated and helped fund many business research projects with companies as small as two people ranging to huge multi-nationals.

Rebecca earned her M.Sc. in Biology from the University of Windsor, and honours B.Sc. in Biology from Wilfrid Laurier University. Her research was focused on community ecology, and agricultural impacts on the environment. 

Prior to joining Mitacs in 2009, she spent 12 years in the Pharmaceutical Industry with increasingly challenging roles in sales, training, marketing and management. Her experience spans many therapeutic areas including oncology, hepatitis, HIV, transplant, infectious diseases and psychiatry with extensive focus on selling skills.

Patrick Deane is the seventh President and Vice-Chancellor of McMaster University, a position he has held since 2010. As President, Patrick is focused on promoting and supporting research, strengthening the connections between the University and the local and global communities that we serve and ensuring a distinctive, personalized and engaging experience for McMaster's students.

Patrick was born and raised in South Africa, where he read English and Law at the University of Witwatersrand. He immigrated to Canada in 1978 and undertook graduate studies in English Literature, receiving both an MA and a PhD from the University of Western Ontario. He taught English Literature at the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario and subsequently undertook a variety of progressively more senior academic administrative roles at the University of Winnipeg and Queen's University prior to his appointment at McMaster.

Patrick is also a Professor in the Department of English and Cultural Studies and has published two books and many articles and other publications. His principal research interest is British writing of the period 1914-1945, with a particular focus on the relationship between literature and politics on a national as well as an individual level. He has been honoured with many awards for his academic work, including the first John Charles Polanyi Prize for Literature, which he received in 1988. He received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

 
Annette Hamm is an Alumni of Distinction (2016) from Mohawk College, and co-hosts Morning Live on CHCH from 6 to 10 a.m. on weekdays.
 
Annette was named a Hamilton Woman of Distinction (2015), and is a Paul Harris Fellow. She’s proud to be involved with Theatre Aquarius, gritLIT (Hamilton’s Readers & Writers Festival), Mohawk College Foundation, Food 4 Kids, Women 4 Change, and the Junior League of Hamilton-Burlington. She’s also a group fitness instructor, and teaches out of the YWCA Hamilton (where she’s a Turning Point Partner).
 

Pearl joined Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation in 2007 as President and CEO and currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Children’s Miracle Network. Pearl is also a member of the Mohawk College Foundation Board and the MacKay CEO forum.

Prior to joining Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, Pearl served as President and Chief Development Officer for the former Orthopaedic and Arthritic Foundation in Toronto, and both Managing Director of Campaigns and Vice President Advancement for the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation at University Health Network (UHN).

Pearl is a Fellow of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive, CFRE International. Pearl is a recipient of the prestigious Harold J. (Si) Seymour Award from the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) in recognition of a career that reflects exemplary standards of excellence in fostering volunteerism and philanthropy. She also served for two terms as Chair, AHP University-based Programs and Director of the Madison Institute for Healthcare Philanthropy in addition to 14 years on the Faculty. Pearl was a contributing author for the first-ever Canadian Fundraising Textbook, Excellence in Fundraising Canada.  

2017 Final / Preliminary Heats

David Carter is the Executive Director of the Innovation Factory. Hamilton's Regional Innovation Centre.

Prior to joining iF, David was CTO and co-founder of Awareness Inc. His company raised $20 million in venture capital and worked with brands like New York Times, Major League Baseball, Sony Pictures and McDonalds.

David will tell you his sweet spot is where technology, sales, and marketing intersect. He is quick to warn that technology alone does not ever solve the problem. During the 90s David worked for Microsoft and saw the arrival of graphical computing, smart phones, tablets and the Internet. He left Microsoft in 2001 to begin his first start-up.

Chukky Ibe - MSU President-Elect

Chukky Ibe is a practitioner of patience and inquisition. He is an avid reader and writer. His poetry explores the influences that inform the human condition - how do the places and people you call home shape who you are? How do these things act as a mirror for the wonder that is You? Chukky loves Science, mostly because he has no clue about how sciency things work. He is also active in student and city politics.

Bio forthcoming

Jill Axisa - Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives

Danelle D'Alvise - Manager, Prizes and Awards, VP Research

Lori Dillon - Manager, Research Communications, VP Research

Michelle Donovan - Public Relations Manager, University Advancement

Harin Dalal - Program Facilitator, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada and Community and Outreach Coordinator, Global Hamilton Connect

Wade Hemsworth - Public Relations Manager, University Advancement

Huzaifa Saeed - Research and Policy Analyst, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the Board of Directors, Global Hamilton Connect