Are you ready for it?

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic competition that assists current graduate students with fostering effective presentation and communication skills. Participants have just three minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their research project to a non-specialist audience. In 2011, over 43 universities from across Australia and New Zealand have participated in this fun, highly informative and very entertaining event. UBC is one of the first Universities in North America to host a 3MT competition.

Registration to participate in 3MT 2012 @ UBC started this week and the 3MT Coaching Sessions are now underway. These sessions cover presentation tips and techniques, demos and small group practice. More details about the3MT coaching sessions and how to participate are available at:

Did you know?

The 2nd Place and People’s Choice Award in last year’s 3MT competition was Guang Yang in the Neuroscience program at UBC. Have a look at his thesis in the Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) 2008+ collection in cIRcle at:

Above partial excerpt in italics and image is courtesy of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) website at The University of British Columbia.

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