UBC Grad Student In Global 3MT Competition

Looking for some inspiration? Check out UBC’s 3 minute video entry in the second global Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition sponsored by Universitas 21 (U21).

The University of British Columbia’s (UBC) 2014 3MT first place finisher Stephanie Harvard has a video entry alongside the top finishers from 16 other U21 member institutions. Stephanie is a PhD candidate in UBC’s School of Population and Public Health working with supervisors Dr. Aslam Anis and Dr. Bruno Fautrel. Her 3MT presentation is titled: Does quality of Spondyloarthritis care affect costs and outcomes?

While the overall honours will be decided by an international panel of academics and industry leaders, we all have the opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice award.

Voting is easier than ever, no registration required!

  1. View the entries on the www.U213MT.com video page,
  2. Select your favourite by clicking the box to the left of the video,
  3. Scroll back up to the big orange “Submit your vote” button and click it!

Now head over to Twitter and tweet about it using hashtags #UBC #U213MT

People’s Choice on-line voting is open till Monday, October 20 with results announced October 28th; one entry per IP address.

First developed by the University of Queensland in 2008, the Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT®) challenges research students to communicate the significance of their projects to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes.

UBC was one of the first universities in North America to host a 3MT competition, when it held the inaugural 3MT @UBC in 2011. Every year heats are held across campus beginning in February, with winners moving on to the UBC-wide Semi-Finals and Finals in March. Here is a link to Videos from UBC’s 2014 semi-final and final 3MT rounds.

Following a successful launch in 2013, the U21 3MT 2014 competition pits the leading presenters from each U21 member university against one another. Each participating member has held their own internal 3MT competition to select a local winner who was put forward for the U21 final, to be judged by an international panel consisting of industry and academic professionals. This virtual final gives participants the opportunity to hone skills associated with being filmed for an international audience, receiving international peer review, and gaining skills surrounding the presentation of their research to a wide audience.

Mark your calendars for UBC 3MT 2015! The semi-final and final dates are Tuesday, March 10th and Wednesday, March 12th respectively. Updates on preliminary heats around campus can be found at 3mt.grad.ubc.ca

Media Contact:

Carolynne Ciceri Communications Manager | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Phone 604 822 3747| carolynne.ciceri@ubc.ca | www.grad.ubc.ca

UBC 3MT Event Contact:

Jacqui Brinkman Manager, Graduate Pathways to Success Program | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Phone 604 827 4578| jacqui.brinkman@ubc.ca | http://3mt.grad.ubc.ca

Monday, 06 October 2014