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3MT 2020 Celebration Kick-Off!

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
International and Graduate Affairs Building
Room: Atrium

The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) invites graduate students, faculty, and staff members to join us for a special 3MT Celebration Kick-Off!

DATE: Tuesday, January 7, 2020

TIME: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

LOCATION: International and Graduate Affairs Building (IGAB) Atrium

  • Watch professors take on the 3MT challenge.
  • Discover your passion for creating your own 3MT presentation.
  • Experience the exciting research happening across campus.

Lunch will be served. No registration is required.

What is 3MT?

3MT (Three Minute Thesis) is a research communication competition where graduate students have 3 minutes or less to present their research and its impact to a panel of non-specialist judges and peers. The exercise develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of research students' capacity to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.

The competition was developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. The first 3MT was held at UQ in 2008 with 160 graduate students competing. Enthusiasm for the 3MT concept grew and its adoption in numerous universities led to the development of an international competition in 2010. Western University was one of the first Canadian universities to host a 3MT competition in April, 2012.

This fun and challenging academic competition is an excellent opportunity for graduate students to improve their communication skills. Whether it be networking, a job application, research opportunity or scholarship application, the ability to effectively communicate complex research and its impact using open language is a valuable skill set.

Mark Wolfe

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