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The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition was initially developed by the University of Queensland in 2008, soon followed by other Australian and New Zealand universities, culminating in the first Trans Tasman competition held in 2010. 3MT® has spread internationally: from Tokyo, London, Edinburgh, Vienna, to Vancouver and now Ontario. UBC ran the first Canadian competition in 2011; Queen’s and Western held competitions in 2012, challenging sister institutions to join in a province-wide competition.
Registration: MORE DETAILS IN FALL TERM (registration typically runs from December to late January)
Vitae Essential Researcher Development Skills: Your valuable presentation experience can be listed on your CV or part of a scholarship application and will earn you credit toward a Vitae Essential Researcher Development Skills certificate awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies. To find out more about this certificate, please visit the Vitae Essential Skills website.
Winner: $500 and expenses-paid trip to compete at the Ontario competition
Runner up: $250
Brock's winner advances to Ontario 3MT® contest
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A provincial competition brings together students from across Ontario and across multiple disciplines and provides them with a unique opportunity to learn about each other’s research activities. In addition to hearing presentations, graduate students will have ample opportunity to discuss more fully their research with other presenters, graduate students and faculty who attend the event. In addition to contributing in this way to a province-wide research culture, the provincial competition also encourages the development of professional skills for graduate students.
Canada’s 3MT Awards
Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) is the host of Canada’s 3MT Awards. This virtual event is scheduled for June 2015. A national champion is chosen from eleven finalists from three regional competitions (Western, Eastern and Ontario).