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Registration for 3MT 2015 is now open

Registration for the 2015 Queen's 3 Minute Thesis Event is now open

This year's Queen's 3MT event will be held in March on the 10th and 12th with the final on the 24th March.  Full details of the event and how to register can be found at

There will be an Expanding Horizons workshop dedicated to how to prepare your presentation and last year's winner, Mike Best (Psychology) will be on hand to give his advice and experiences.  The workshop is on:

17th February starting at 4pm in Kinesiology 101.

If you are not sure if this is for you, check out the videos from past years.  You don't want to miss this opportunity to showcase your research.


Nobody better than the Best in 3MT Competition

(Extract from an article courtesy of  Hollie Knapp-Fisher, Communications Intern)

Mike Best, a PhD student in clinical psychology, will represent Queen’s at the Ontario 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

Ten Queen’s graduate students advanced to the final of the competition that required them to clearly explain their research to a panel of non-expert judges in three minutes and using only one slide. Mr. Best emerged victorious for his succinct yet entertaining presentation of his research on the biases toward schizophrenia.

“I wasn’t expecting such a large audience,” says Mr. Best, “but it’s these types of platforms that allow students like me to share their research. It is needed in the post-graduate community.”



And the winner is...

Tonight Queen's third 3 Minute Thesis competition was completed with a packed audience to listen to ten fabulous presentations.

Mike Best (Psychology) won the overall competition and will now represent Queen's at the Ontario 3MT competition on 24th April at McMaster.

Mary Chaktsiris (History) was runner up with Sima Zakani taking out the People's Choice Award.


Queen's 3MT turns 3

The third year of Queen’s Three Minute Thesis Competition saw two heats with twenty competitors from sixteen different fields across campus. Among those to be represented in the finals are Biology, Education, History, Clinical Psychology, Gender Studies Geological Engineering, Kinesiology, and Mechanical & Materials Engineering (Biomechanical).


Heat 2 doesn't let us down

The four students from heat 2 that will go through to the final of the 3 Minute Thesis competition on Wednesday, April 9th are:

  • Michelle van de Pouw Kraan – Geological Engineering
  • Lorraine van Zon - Education
  • Jasmin Ma – Kinesiology & Health Studies
  • Sima Zakani – Mechanical & Materials Engineering.

Venue: Kinesiology & Health Studies Building

Room: 101

Starting at : 5pm