Heats 1 & 2 - 2pm start, Walter Light Auditorium - completed
Heat 3 - 1pm start, Walter Light Auditorium - completed
Final - 6pm start in new medical building, Abramsky House, room 032a
4pm start, Kinesiology & Health Studies building, room 100 (28 Division St)
(Queen's is hosting the first Ontario University 3MT®competition against 16 other Ontario Universities)
3MT® is a university wide competition for Queen’s Masters (thesis only) and doctoral students in which participants present their research and its wider impact in 3 minutes or less to a panel of non-specialist judges. The challenge is to present complex research material in an engaging, compelling way, using only one slide.
The three minute thesis competition provides graduate students with an opportunity to refine skills that can be transferred after graduation to diverse career paths. Distilling research into a clear form, without over-simplifying or making overly-complex, and highlighting the wider implications of this research are important skills to carry into post-graduate employment and public service.
The competition also enables students to showcase their research to a wider audience, across disciplines within the university and to the broader public. The heats and the final are open to the public, and are advertised within the community. The audience will be able to cast a vote for The People’s Choice award in the final. Videos of the speeches will be posted on the SGS website. This is a unique opportunity to communicate the innovative and significant research undertaken by graduate students at Queen’s University to our community and beyond.
The Three Minute Thesis 3MT® ) competition was initially developed by The University of Queensland in 2008 to promote effective communication of research. The success of the first Queensland competition prompted other Australian and New Zealand universities to run their own competitions, culminating in the first Trans Tasman competition held in 2010.3MT® has spread internationally: Queen’s is the first University in Ontario to host a 3MT® competition.
At every level of the competition each competitor’s presentation will be assessed according to the criteria listed below. Please note that each criterion is equally weighted.
See all nine (9) finalist videos from 2012 at: http://www.queensu.ca/sgs/3mt/video.html
The Winner and People's Choice winner 2012 on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuRw_4VSp44&feature=youtu.be
The Runner Up 2012 video on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyA_wYhxZJ8&feature=youtu.be
If you have any accessibility requirements or special needs, call Colette Steer at 613-533-6000 ext 78776 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To see how competitions in Australia, New Zealand and at UBC have fared, plus some hints on how to do your presentation in 3 minutes and still get your point across, go to our Registration page (at the bottom of the page) OR our Resources page.
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT® ) is an academic competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia for research students.