3-Minute Thesis Competition - 2017

3MT winners 2016

Justin Whitaker (center) and Natalie Richer (right), winners of the 2016 uOttawa 3MT and Ma thèse en 180 secondes competitions. Shruti Mallya (left), master's student at the Faculty of Medicine has won second place at the competition.

 

3-Minute Thesis and Ma thèse en 180 secondes competitions give graduate students the opportunity to take on a big challenge:  present in a compelling way their thesis topic and its significance in just three minutes. 3MT and MT180 are the perfect occasion for them to improve their communication skills while offering a unique environment to present their research in the public space.

The competition at the University of Ottawa will be on March 22, 2017.

Thinking about participating to this year contest? Do not miss our information sessions coming up in February !

Information sessions in English
February 14 10:00 am to 11:30 am Hagen Hall Room 105
* February 14 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm Roger Guindon Room 2021
February 15 10:00 am to 11:30 am Hagen Hall Room 105
February 16 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Hagen Hall Room 105

* This session will be bilingual

If you wish to attend one of our information sessions, please write to grad.comm@uottawa.ca 

Participate

You would like to present your research in English? 3MT is for you!

  • Students must be registered in a research program, either at the master’s or PhD level at the time of the competition.
  • Students must have made substantial progress on their research and analysis.
  • Presentations must represent the primary research the students conducted in their graduate program.
  • Competitors agree to be video-recorded.
  • Students must present their research in English.
  • Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified
  • A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted.
  • The complete list of eligibility criteria are available on the Website of University of Waterloo, host of the 2017 provincial final.

 

You would like to make your presentation in French? MT180 is the best option!

  • Students must be registered in a doctoral program or have graduated from a doctoral program during the 2015-16 academic year.
  • Students must have made substantial progress on their research and analysis.
  • Students must not have won a previous edition of MT180.
  • Competitors agree to be video-recorded.
  • Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified
  • A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted.
  • Students must present their research in French.

 

Ready to take on the challenge? Write us an e-mail at grad.comm@uottawa.ca 

Attend the event and cheer for the competitors

The uOttawa local final of the 3MT and the MT180 competitions will be held on March 22, 2017 in room DMS 12102.  Students, professors, staff and Ottawans are invited to join participants.  Depending on the number of participants, the event can last until noon.

If you have any questions about this event or you want to save seats for a group (5+ people), please email us at grad.comm@uOttawa.ca. Please note that you do not need to contact us to reserve individual seats.

3MT Winner 2016

Name: Justin Whitaker

Program: Earth Science

Degree: Master’s

Thesis title: Investigating the Overexpression and Structural Engineering of Urease Apoprotein in Sporosarcina ureae for Increased Ureolytic Activity 

Thesis supervisor: Dr. Danielle Fortin (Earth Science) and Dr. Sai Vanapalli (Civil Engineering)

MT180 Winner 2016

Name: Natalie Richer

Program: Human Kinetics

Grade: Ph.D.

Thesis Title: Postural control mechanisms in youth and seniors

Thesis supervisor: Yves Lajoie

* presentation available in French only

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