University of Calgary

Western Canada Three Minute Thesis Competition

Twelve student winners from competitions in British Columbia to Manitoba to compete for the western title

May 1, 2014

Fungi, flaxseed, frogs and forgiveness, these are the subjects of four of this year's best graduate student research presentations. The average research thesis is thousands of words long and can take years to write. Imagine presenting it in three minutes or less with one slide to a non-specialist audience. That is what the top 3MT(TM) (Three Minute Thesis) students from Western Canada will do at the inaugural Western Canada 3MT(TM) Competition hosted at the University of Calgary on Friday.

Students representing universities from British Columbia to Manitoba will participate in this first ever competition. The top three will head to the inaugural national competition to compete against Eastern and Ontario regional winners.


WHAT:   Inaugural Western Canada Three Minute Thesis Competition            
WHEN:   Friday May 2, 2014, Student presentations from 2:00-3:15pm. Results
        at 3:30 p.m.                                                        
WHERE:  Husky Oil Hall, Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary, 2500 University
        Drive N.W.                                                          
WHO:    Students will be available for interviews after results             
        announcement. For more information:                                 
        http://www.ucalgary.ca/mygradskills/three-minute-thesis/western-    
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