Schedule

Training Sessions / Workshops

Faculty Heats

Faculty Date Time Location Organizer's Contact
Arts        
FCAT CANCELLED     fcatdsa@sfu.ca
Applied Sciences
February 23 10:00am-12:00pm ASB 9896 fasevent@sfu.ca
Environment March 13 4:00-6:00pm ASB10900 gpcarch@sfu.ca
Science March 6 1:00-4:00pm SSB7172 scirec@sfu.ca
Health Sciences CANCELLED     kellie@sfu.ca
Education CANCELLED     gseinfo@sfu.ca

Open Heats / Wildcard

The wildcard competitions are open to graduate students who can't attend their faculty heat or whose faculty did not have a heat. 

Vancouver March 16th 1:00-3:00pm Harbour Centre Room 2270
Burnaby March 14th 11:00am-1:00pm Blusson Hall 10011

Registration

To register for your faculty or a wildcard heat, log into myInvolvement and look under Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows Opportunities.

Registration cut offs:

Environment: February 19th

Burnaby Wildcard: Friday, March 9th

Vancouver Wildcard: Monday, March 12th

SFU Final

The winner and People's Choice winners from each heat will proceed to the university wide final to compete for the top prize. Another People's Choice winner will also be selected by the audience at the final.

Reserve your space now!

March 19, 2018 4:30-6:30pm Big Data Hub, ASB 10900

Western Regional Competition 

We'll fly SFU's winner to the 3MT Western Regional Competition in Saskatoon.

Organized by the Western Canadian Deans of Graduate Studies (WCDGS), up to 17 graduate students from Western Canadian Deans' Agreement participating universities are eligible to participate. The top three competitors at the Western Regional 3MT Competition will go on to compete at the National Canadian Competition. 

Please note that non-thesis students are not able to compete in the Western Regional. The top SFU thesis-based student finalist will proceed to the Western Regionals.

 April 27, 2018 University of Regina   Watch the Livestream 

National 3MT Virtual Competition

Sponsored by the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS), three graduate students will move forward from the Western Regional competition to the nationals.

Date TBA Location TBA

Three Minute Thesis – 2018 SFU Finals 

First Place and People's Choice Winner: 

  • Danielle Hoefele, Biological Sciences master’s student: European fire ant foraging and communication

Second Place Winner:

  • Brea McCauley, Archaeology master's student: Ritualized Finger Amputation in the Classic Maya

Danielle will compete at the Western Regional Competition at the University of Regina on April 27, 2018. Good luck, Danielle!

All of the presentations were informative and interesting. Thank you to all who competed this year, including:

  • Alison Butler, Public Policy master's student: Room to grow: Building better rental stock for Vancouver families
  • Allison Carter, Health Sciences doctoral student: Desires embraced: A critical analysis of sex, love, and relationships among women living with HIV
  • Shaun Fickling, Engineering Science doctoral student: Brain vital signs after concussions
  • Ankit Gupta, Interactive Arts and Technology doctoral student: How can wearable technology support self-management of Arthritis?
  • Michelle La, Sociology & Antrhopology master's student: Sneakerheads and their practices of trading
  • Gioachino Roberti, Earth Sciences doctoral student: Volcanoes in a changing climate
  • April Wang, Computing Sciences master’s student: How modern learning resources fail conversational programmers
  • Matthea Wiebe, Archaeology master's student: Exploring Neanderthal Fire-Starting technologies through microarchaeology