What are you researching again? Vivid talks for varied audiences

Date & Time

Friday, 08 February 2019
10:00 to 12:00


Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road, Point Grey Campus

Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success

Registration Closed / Past Event


This session will review strategies for delivering a compelling presentation in the 2019 Three Minute Thesis Competition at UBC (3MT 2019@UBC), valuable methods that may be applied broadly to oral dissemination of your research (conference presentations, job interviews, networking events).

Communicating research is not easy. Whether you've recently given a conference presentation or shared your research with friends over dinner, you'll know that your message always sounds clearer in your head. This short workshop will take you from thinking about your research to comfortably sharing it with a range of audiences. You'll leave with a good understanding of how to read your audience, distill your message, and craft a memorable story.


Alan Shapiro is a Vancouver-based science communicator and environmental professional with a particular interest in engaging the public and policymakers on water issues. He has taught workshops and given talks on effective communication strategies to students, researchers, and professionals across Canada. Alan is co-founder and director of Science Slam Canada – a non-profit organization focused on science communication and outreach.

Registration Information

Registration opens on Monday, January 28 at 9:00am.

Priority will be given to UBC graduate students registered in the current academic session. After registering, you will receive confirmation and additional event details within 2 business days at the e-mail associated with your community.grad.ubc.ca account. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please e-mail us at graduate.pathways@ubc.ca.


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