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​Academic Showcases

Queen's students gain valuable experience and skills through competitions, team challenges, and at conferences - both Queen's- and student-run. They also showcase their talents and research by participating in many inter-collegiate, provincial, national, and international competitions.

Explore some of the different showcase opportunities available at Queen's...

[KPMG winners]
Queen's Commerce students, from left, Alexis Frey, Abigail Chau, Nicolas Bernal, and Stephane Gosselin, won the 2016 KPMG International Case Competition. (Photo courtesy KPMG)
The top prize at Queen’s 2015 Innovation Connector Summer Initiative Pitch Competition went to Gryllies, a company developing an alternative protein source from cricket flour.

General Academic Showcases

  • Inquiry@Queen's Undergraduate Research Conference: A celebration of inquiry-based learning that showcases research projects from Queen's undergraduates.

  • Three Minute Thesis (3MT™): A university-wide competition for Queen’s Masters (thesis only) and doctoral students in which participants present their research and its wider impact in three minutes or less to a panel of non-specialist judges.

  • Queen's Model Court: The premier law event on campus for undergraduate students. Spanning three days, the event includes four mock trials with unique focuses - one criminal, one corporate, one environmental, as well as a Non-Academic Discipline hearing facilitated by the Commission of Internal Affairs, which explores the judicial arm of the AMS.

  • Queen's Model Parliament: An interactive political conference that is held every January in the House of Commons in Ottawa.

  • Queen's Model United Nations: Canada's premier mid-sized Model UN conference. It aims to bring together students from across the province that share a strong interest in international affairs and a passion for learning.

  • Queen's Entrepreneurs' Competition: The New York Times calls the QEC "one of the longest-running and best-known undergraduate business plan competitions in the world” and each year the competition receives numerous business plan submissions from around the globe.

  • Andrina McCulloch Public Speaking Competition: A joint program of the Department of Drama and the Student Life Centre. The competition is open to all Queen's students.

  • Queen's Startup Summit: an annual initiative founded by the Queen’s Innovation Connector that supports the advancement of student entrepreneurship, providing an opportunity for top students to collaborate, compete, and realize their potential.

[Cara Yin, 3MT]
Cara Yin, winner of Queen's 3MT 2015 competition and the National 3MT People's Choice Award

Program-specific Academic Showcases

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Faculty of Law
A demonstration of “Corgi Defence”, a game that uses natural and intuitive hand gestures for interaction at the annual Creative Computing event, hosted by Queen's School of Computing.


The Opening of "Capturing the Journey, the QUIC Photography Exhibit at the Pump House Museum in 2015