Event: UBC holds the Three Minute Thesis competition, where graduate students condense their thesis into a three-minute talk.
Date/Time: Semi-final: Tuesday, March 12, 1 – 4:30 p.m.
Final: Thursday, March 14, 12 (noon) – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Graduate Student Centre Ballroom
6371 Crescent Road
For a map, visit: http://www.maps.ubc.ca/?408
Details: Twenty-two students will compete in the semi-final event on Tuesday. Eight finalists will be selected for Thursday’s final, moderated by CBC radio journalist and UBC adjunct professor Kathryn Gretsinger.
For the third year, UBC is holding its own Three Minute Thesis competition.
Researchers are increasingly called on to bridge the gap between the ivory tower and main street. More than 80 UBC graduate students have taken on the challenge of distilling complex thesis research into an engaging three-minute talk for a general audience. Top presenters from department and faculty heats have been selected for the semi-finals.
The Three Minute Thesis initiative started at the University of Queensland in Australia in 2008 and has spread to universities in Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Fiji, the United States and more. UBC was one of the first universities in North America to hold a competition.
For more information about the Three Minute Thesis competition, visit: http://3mt.grad.ubc.ca/
Find out how one finalist from the 2012 Three Minute Thesis competition got her talked turned into an animated video by renowned cartoonist Jorge Cham: http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/2013/03/06/outtakes-11/