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MA THÈSE EN 180 SECONDES : WESTERN FINAL

Are you a master's or doctoral student? The Ma thèse en 180 secondes (MT180) competition is a unique opportunity to perfect your communication skills while giving you the chance to share your research in the public space!

Info session

Come and learn more about this scientific communication competition, what it will bring you and how to get ready for it. Past candidates will be there to answer your questions. The competition is open to Masters and PhD candidates from all Canadian universities. We look forward to talking with you! 

When: September 29, 2022 at 9:00 am (Pacific time)

Sign up for the info session

After the success of the last few years, local finals will again be held in Atlantic Canada, Western Canada, the Prairies, Quebec and Ontario, and the winners of these finals will participate in the Franco-Canadian finals of the competition.

As part of the contest, each student must give a clear, concise, and convincing presentation of their research project in French, in three minutes, before a jury. MT180 is the French equivalent of the 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) which has been held for several years in Canadian universities and around the world.

By registering, you will be supported in the preparation of your presentation at an Acfas training session. To be eligible for the finals, you must be a master's or doctoral student in a Canadian university, who can present in French. Several prizes will be awarded to the winners of each category, and to the public's favourite. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to showcase your research across the country in a multidisciplinary context! 

Why participate?

  • Expand your network in the research community;
  • Share your research with the scientific community and a broad public;
  • Disseminate your research within the community;
  • Develop your communication skills;
  • To have first experiences of interviews in the media;
  • Have the chance to receive a grant;
  • Clarify your ideas for your thesis;
  • Develop your skills for your thesis defence or oral presentations.

To learn more about «Ma thèse en 180 secondes»

Stay tuned! The date of the 3rd edition of the Western final of the My thèse en 180 secondes contest will be shared shortly!

SIGN UP FOR THE WESTERN FINAL

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE COMPETITION?

If you are a master's or doctoral student (all disciplines combined) registered at a university in Alberta or British Columbia and have a good knowledge of French, this contest is for you! 

  • Doctoral students who can express themselves in French
  • Master's students who can express themselves in French

(*see eligibility requirements)

PRIZES TO WIN (Bursaries)

  • Doctorate's prize
  • Master's' prize
  • "Coup de coeur du public" Award

Eligibility Requirements

To participate in the competition, candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements:

Doctorate's degree

  • Be enrolled or have been enrolled in a university in Alberta or British Columbia in a doctoral research program with a thesis (Ph.D.) during the current academic year (September 2021 to August 2022) or have completed their Master's or PhD;
  • Be able to represent BC and Alberta at the national finals on May 11, 2022 (if applicable);
  • Be able to communicate in French
  • Be at a sufficiently advanced stage of their doctoral research project;
  • Not have won a jury or public prize in a previous national competition of Ma thèse en 180 secondes;

Master's degree

  • Be enrolled or have been enrolled in a master's program with a thesis in the current academic year (September 2021 to August 2022) at a university in Alberta or British Columbia;
  • Be able to communication in French
  • Be at a sufficiently advanced stage of their master's research project;
  • Not have won the jury or public master's award in a previous competition.

N.B.: International students enrolled in a master's or doctoral program in a Canadian university are eligible.

For more information, please contact:

Laurence Gagnon
Coordinator - Events & Communications
Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs
offacoor@sfu.ca 

Contact person per university

  • For participants from the University of Alberta:
    Nicol Garzon (ngarzon@ualberta.ca)
  • For participants from the University of British Columbia:
    Stéphanie Palisse (stephanie.palisse@ubc.ca)
  • For participants from Simon Fraser University :
    Laurence Gagnon (offacoor@sfu.ca)
  • For participants from the University of Victoria :
    Geneviève Arsenault (french@uvic.ca)