How to Present your Research Concisely and Coherently (via Webinar)

Date & Time

Wednesday, 14 February 2018
13:30 to 15:00



Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success

Registration Closed / Past Event


This session will review strategies for delivering a compelling presentation in the 2018 Three Minute Thesis Competition at UBC (3MT 2018@UBC), valuable methods that may be applied broadly to oral dissemination of your research (conference presentations, job interviews, networking events).

Can you tell me about your research? This question is not always easy to answer when talking to individuals outside your immediate field of research, even harder when you have a short amount of time, and especially when you are alone on stage. How do you engage your audience and maintain their attention? Should you use humor? What is your story?

This interactive coaching session is designed to help participants communicate their research effectively and will provide advice on planning presentations, tips and techniques on delivery, demos and even an opportunity for small group practice.

What is 3MT?

Graduate students participate in 3MT® with the aim of presenting their research to a non-specialized audience in just three minutes. Participants can use only one slide, and are not allowed to use props or aids. The judges look for clear language, a well-structured presentation that engages the audience, and a slide that is designed to support the speaker's points.

3MT® was hosted at UBC for the first time in 2011. We are one of the first North American Universities to follow in the footsteps of The University of Queensland, where 3MT® originated.

For more information about 3MT, visit our website: . 3MT heats take place in February and March, leading to semi-finals and a final in March.


Jacqui Brinkman

Jacqui Brinkman. In her role as Manager of the Graduate Pathways to Success (GPS) program, Jacqui Brinkman led 3MT 2012 to 2017 @UBC. She will facilitate an interactive coaching session to help graduate students understand the elements of a compelling presentation.

Seth Tigchelaar is a Neuroscience PhD candidate at ICORD in the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre and finalist in the 2017 3MT @UBC Competition.

Registration Information

Registration opens on Monday, February 5 at 9:00am.

Priority will be given to UBC graduate students registered in the current academic session. Confirmation of registration will be sent within two working days. Technical information on how to access the webinar will be provided with registration. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please send a message to:


If you have a disability or medical condition that may affect your full participation in the event, please email, 604-827-4578, well in advance of the event.