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Three Minute Thesis competition starts May 13

The first heat of the 2020 Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT) at Queen’s starts Wednesday, May 13 at 12 pm. During 3MT, graduate students have to distill their theses or dissertations – which often take years to complete – into a three-minute presentation.

These presentations are judged by a panel of volunteers from the Queen’s community, who will select a winner after the final round on Thursday, May 21. The rest of the community can vote for their favourite presentations as well, as there is a people’s choice winner in each round.

Typically, all the contestants give their presentations in person. This year, though, the competition has pivoted to an online video conference format, so that participants can present their research while practicing physical distancing.

The full schedule of 3MT events is:

Heat 1: Wednesday, May 13, starting at 12 pm EDT 
Heat 2: Thursday, May 14, starting at 12 pm EDT
Final: Thursday, May 21, starting at 3 pm EDT

Learn more and watch the competition live on the School of Graduate Studies website.