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Showcase Your Research

Having the opportunity to present your research to different audiences is a great way to practice your speaking skills as well as sell your research to other groups. Whether you do this via departmental seminars or the School of Graduate Studies 3 Minute Thesis competition, give it a go. Consider some of these options:

Learn more about:
3 Minute Thesis Competition


Some grad students even set up their own opportunities to present to each other.

Material Matters Interdisciplinary Discussion Group

New and returning graduate students are invited to join the Material Matters interdisciplinary discussion group. Material Matters meets every Wednesday from 1:30-2:30pm at Speaker’s Corner in Stauffer Library, during the fall and winter terms. Each meeting is kicked off with a 10-15 minute prepared talk, followed by an open discussion. This is the perfect venue to workshop your research, explore your theoretical framework, practice your presentation skills and have your thinking expanded by the work of your fellow graduate students from other departments.

To sign up to present, or for more details, please email georgia.carley@queensu.ca


There are websites that showcase research.  eg

COU Research Matters

The Council of Ontario Universities via the Ontario Council on University Research, has just launched the "Research Matters: campaign. This campaign is a joint effort among Ontario’s 21 publicly funded universities to tell new stories in new ways about research happening across this province. Through one unified voice speaking on behalf of Ontario university research, they hope to make the ideas, issues, opinions and stories generated on our campuses part of a broader conversation. Why not tell them about your own research?