While 3MT was created by The University of Queensland in 2008, UBC was and still is one of the first universities in North America to host a 3MT competition since 2011.

 

Commencing annually in February, UBC 3MT heats get underway with winners advancing into the Semi-Finals and Finals’ rounds in March.

 

Below are the top five things to know about 2019 UBC 3MT:

 

  1. Currently, over 350 universities across 59 countries worldwide hold 3MT competitions
  2. For 2019 UBC 3MT, there are six workshops designed to help participants successfully prepare and deliver their presentations
  3. 2019 UBC 3MT prizes range from gifts (People`s choice) to $1,000 and a trip to Prince George, BC (where the finalist will represent UBC at the represent UBC at the Western Regional 3MT competition)
  4. Testimonials from past UBC 3MT finalists, semi-finalists and other honourable mentions give an insight into what it feels like to participate and deliver 3MT presentations in a memorable and engaging way
  5. UBC 3MT affords an exciting opportunity for presenters, audience members, heat organizers, sponsors, judges, and volunteers who help showcase just a small sampling of UBC research to a non-specialist audience here and beyond

 

All the best to the 2019 UBC 3MT participants and supporters in the coming months!

 

 

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Image courtesy: UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies – Three Minute Thesis (3MT)

 

From 2011 onward, UBC has hosted the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) academic competition. Interestingly, UBC was the first North American university to do so after 3MT was founded a decade ago by the University of Queensland.

 

Now with over 350 universities participating in 59 countries, this competition helps current graduate students hone their presentation and communication skills while they explain the “breadth and significance of their research project to a non-specialist audience”.

 

One 3MT First Place and People’s Choice Winner said, “This is important because it teaches you to reconceptualise your own work and see it through the eyes of others. By asking yourself ‘why does my research matter and why should anyone care about it?’, you will think of new and creative ways of understanding and communicating your work.” Continue reading this recent 3MT testimonial by Craig Jones (Geography) here

 

Read past 3MT testimonials here

 

Learn more UBC 3MT details here

 

Attend the UBC 3MT workshops designed specifically to help you prepare for your UBC 3MT presentation!

 

 

 

 

 

Image courtesy: UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies – Three Minute Thesis (3MT)

 

From 2011 onward, UBC has hosted the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) academic competition. Interestingly, UBC was the first North American university to do so after 3MT was founded a decade ago by the University of Queensland.

 

Now with over 350 universities participating in 59 countries, this competition helps current graduate students hone their presentation and communication skills while they explain the “breadth and significance of their research project to a non-specialist audience”.

 

One 3MT First Place and People’s Choice Winner said, “This is important because it teaches you to reconceptualise your own work and see it through the eyes of others. By asking yourself ‘why does my research matter and why should anyone care about it?’, you will think of new and creative ways of understanding and communicating your work.” Continue reading this recent 3MT testimonial by Craig Jones (Geography) here

 

Read past 3MT testimonials here

 

Learn more UBC 3MT details here

 

Attend the UBC 3MT workshops designed specifically to help you prepare for your UBC 3MT presentation!

 

 

 

 

Did you hear the buzz about the University of British Columbia’s 3MT™ (Three Minute Thesis) competition* last year? Well, good news. It’s back for 2013!

Here’s what one of last year’s finalists had to say about his 3MT experience:

“I am a big believer in, and supporter of the 3MT program.  It was a great experience for me, and I think it’s a great addition to academic life at UBC.  The competition provided several benefits: 1) the opportunity to meet grad students from other disciplines and to learn about their fascinating research; 2) the challenge of boiling down my own research project into 3 minutes, which helped clarify my own thinking; and 3) the chance to get great presentation feedback and learn some tips from other presenters. I would do 3MT again in a heartbeat!”
Andrew Pilliar, Law
3MT 2012 Finalist

Read Andrew Pilliar’s full thesis on “Exploring a law firm business model to improve access to justice and decrease lawyer dissatisfaction” in cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository at: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/43478.

Want to get involved in 3MT 2013 @UBC? Visit http://3mt.grad.ubc.ca/ for details.

Did you know?

You can find recent UBC theses and dissertations in cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository. Explore the Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) 2008+ collection at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/24. And follow cIRcle on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/cIRcle_ubc or @cIRcle_UBC for news, events, and more.

Above image and partial text in italics is courtesy of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) website

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