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3 Minute Thesis

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition challenges graduate students to present their thesis and its significance in just three minutes and one slide.

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Your Career Compass

The Your Career Compass workshop series helps graduate students navigate their career options inside or outside of academia.

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President's Dream Colloquium

The President's Dream Colloquium brings leading thinkers to SFU and provides an annual forum for intensive interdisciplinary exchange amongst faculty and students.

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Upcoming Events Hosted by Graduate Studies

What is a Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Anyway?

Basically, you share your research in 3 minutes and use just one slide...but there’s so much more! Learn about the annual national competition called the Three Minute Thesis (3MT), challenge yourself to build new skills, frame your work differently, and maybe even win some cash prizes. We’re ramping up to enter 3MT season and now's your chance to get involved!

Facilitators: Charity Slobod, Manager Professional Development & Student Experience and Julie Jones, Research Commons Librarian

Date/Time
Jan. 17 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. 

Location
TBA

A Presentation’s First 30 Seconds are Crucial!

Review the importance of capturing your audience's attention in the first 30 seconds of your presentation. Together, we'll consider how to do this creatively, and how to set the stage for a more engaging presentation.

Facilitators: Charity Slobod, Manager Professional Development & Student Experience and Julie Jones, Research Commons Librarian

Date/Time
Feb. 1 | 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Location
TBA

The Construction, Flow, and Delivery of an Engaging Flash Talk

Now that you have a solid first 30 seconds (because you’ve attended the presentation on Feb. 1), what will you do with the next 150 or 300? This workshop will offer you tools to structure your short and snappy talk effectively, time it perfectly, and most importantly, make it engaging from beginning to end.

Facilitators: Charity Slobod, Manager Professional Development & Student Experience and Julie Jones, Research Commons Librarian

Date/Time
Feb. 8 | 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Location
TBA

Building a Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Presentation

In simplest terms, the 3MT is an academic competition that assists graduate students in fostering effective presentations and communication skills. Participants have just three minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their research projects to a non-specialist audience. Join this 1-hour virtual workshop to learn how to make an effective presentation with an engaging delivery, visual, and hook so you’ll capture your audience’s attention and keep them engaged until your riveting conclusion.

Facilitators: Charity Slobod, Manager Professional Development & Student Experience

Date/Time
Feb. 21 | 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Location
Zoom (link to follow upon registration)

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