Events and Workshops

Three Minute Thesis

In preparation for the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition 2019, the FGSR is hosting a two workshops to help you construct a short talk with impact!

Part 1: How to Hook the Audience

This workshop will teach you the importance of capturing your audience's attention in first 30 seconds and how to do it creatively to keep them hooked for the full three minutes.

Date: Feb. 7, 2019
Time: 2 p.m - 3 p.m.
Location: Triffo Hall 1-16

Part 2: The Structure and Delivery of a Good 3MT 

Now that you have a solid 30 seconds, what about the next 120? This workshop will teach you the form of a 3MT and how to time your presentation perfectly.

Date: Feb. 11, 2019
Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Triffo Hall 1-16

These workshops may be used towards the Professional Development (PD) Requirement. All professional development sessions or activities must be approved by your department.

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The Three Minute Thesis (3MT™)  is an academic competition that assists current graduate students with fostering effective presentations and communication skills. Participants have just three minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their research projects to a non-specialist audience. 

The inaugural UAlberta 3MT competition was held in 2015 and the event continues to grow every year. Some departments hold their own 3MT competitions as departmental finals but all graduate students are welcome to present at the semi-finals. The UAlberta Finals winners receive a cash prize and a trip to the Western Canadian Regional Finals.