How to position your work in the context of the current state of knowledge and how to communicate your findings are essential skills and key elements of graduate training. Having the opportunity to present your research to different audiences therefore, is a great way to practice your speaking and writing skills as well as promote your research to specific or general audiences. This page offers information of some options available on-campus and through our community and institutional partners. Sign up to be on the Queen's expert list and get some media training. Contact Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grad Chat is a weekly radio show every Tuesday at 4pm on CFRC 101.9FM, featuring grad students and postdoctoral fellows at Queen’s. It is a great opportunity to showcase your research to the Queen's and Kingston community on air and via podcast more broadly.
Three Minute Thesis (3MT®)
3MT® is a university-wide competition for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in which participants present their research and its wider impact in 3 minutes or less to a panel of non-specialist judges.
Indigenous Research Collaboration Day
The Indigenous Research Collaboration Day is an annual event in partnership with the Office of Indigenous Initiatives and the VP Office of Research. The day is part of a larger strategy at Queen’s to foster a research training environment that is founded on ethical and responsible conduct of Indigenous research and will provide participants with a practical foundation in the key issues of ownership and control in research collaborations with Indigenous communities.
Each symposium is guided by a theme. Starting with a keynote speaker, followed by faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who will be asked to present their research in relation to that theme, and participants from both the Queen’s and local communities will be able to join in facilitated group discussions.
Usually held the first week in November each year, this event has been going since 2017. Past themes have included: Negotiating Ownership and Control in Collaborative Research with Indigenous communities; Exploring Indigenous Research Ethics; and Weaving Sustainable Futures for the Generations to Come: Insights from Indigenous Research.
The Research Showcase is a yearly event in which graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are invited to showcase their research to Queen’s alumni and the broader community through interactive presentations. This event also allows for productive networking that not only promotes your research but also helps build your professional network for future career success. The showcase is part of the School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs’ commitment to help you disseminate your work in meaningful ways to a variety of audiences and stakeholders.
The Conversation Canada is an independent source of news and views. This platform offers an opportunity for the academic and research community across Canada to share their research with the public. Contact Melinda Knox at email@example.com for more information.
You can turn your PhD research into a 54-minute radio show on CBC Radio's ideas from the Trenches. Contact Producer Nicola.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Research Matters is a public outreach initiative to raise awareness about your research. Contact email@example.com for more information.
TEDxQueensU is a collective of people whose goals are to teach and share ideas worth spreading. Working in collaboration with the School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, two workshops are run each year to assist you in creating your own TED Talk and possibly be chosen to speak at the annual TEDxQueensU conference.