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18 January 2016

Three Minute Thesis: The Power of the Spoken Word


Canada’s 3MT competition is gearing up at universities across the country. Training sessions and workshops to help grad students communicate their research and engage their audiences are going from St. John’s to Victoria.

This year’s regional competitions will be held later this spring:

• Memorial University (Eastern Division) April 27
• Wilfrid Laurier University (Ontario) April 14
• UBC (Okanagan) April 29

The video presentations of the winners from those events will be featured on this website and our judges’ panel will choose a national first place winner second place winner. The public will also be able to vote for the National People’s Choice Winner.

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2015 People’s Choice Award is Chenman (Cara) Yin (Master of Applied Science at Queen’s University).



“Graduate education is about people, passion and making the world a better, place,” says CAGS executive director Sally Rutherford. “This competition aims to profile enthusiasm, curiosity and academic rigour of Canada’s more than 40,000 graduate students. CAGS is pleased to support this project which helps train researchers to engage the public. At the same time, the personal stories of graduate students and their relationship with their work and communities helps share the message about this sector’s importance to the all Canadians.

This is the third year CAGS is sponsoring Canada’s 3MT.