NATIONAL 3-MINUTE THESIS COMPETITION
28 May 2014
Competitive. Exciting. Fun. That’s the description we’re hearing about the recent Ma thèse en 180 secondes competition.It took place during the Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS) conference at Concordia University in Montreal.
Three minutes. Eleven of Canada's best minds. The power of the spoken word.
That's the formula for Canada's national Three Minute Thesis. This annual virtual event is sponsored by CAGS.
A national champion is chosen from eleven finalists from three regional competitions (Western, Eastern and Ontario). Both master’s and doctoral level students are eligible.
Regional competitors are asked to present the complexities of their research in an engaging and accessible way before a live audience.
One static slide.
Video recordings of those presentations are profiled for a two week period on the CAGS website. Three non-specialist judges choose the national winner and a runner up based on those video presentations. The People's Choice winner is awarded on the number of likes a particular video has received.
First place winner receives $1,500 and an all-expenses paid trip to the CAGS annual conference. Second place winner receives $1,000. People’s Choice winner receives $500.