The Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) will host a celebration of research in collaboration with the Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation, showcasing the research of seven York graduate students who will present their most compelling academic work during a three-minute thesis competition (3MT).
The celebration will take place Thursday, March 7, from 1 to 3pm, at 280N York Lanes, Keele campus. The presentations will be evaluated by a panel of three judges – Lisa Philipps, associate vice-president research, Barbara Crow, dean and associate vice-president graduate studies, and Guy Burry, chair of the York University Alumni Association and a member of its Board of Governors. The judging criteria will include the categories of comprehension, engagement and communication style.
“This celebration provides an opportunity to showcase research excellence in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and enables the York community to learn more about the innovative and important work of our graduate students,” said Robert Haché, vice-president research & innovation. “We invite all members of the York community to attend.”
“3MT is one of many ways to engage and disseminate graduate student research and scholarship,” said Crow. “We are looking forward to having York graduate students participate and be represented in this international event.”
Originally developed by the University of Queensland, the 3MT Competition challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can inspire a wide audience with how they will change our world. Currently, 3MT competitions are held at an ever-growing list of universities internationally.
Three preliminary rounds of the 3MT competition have been held at York since January 2013. The powerful, dynamic and passionate presentations of seven York graduate students have made it to York’s final round of competitions. The prize is $1,000, in addition to two runners-up who will be awarded a prize of $500 each. All three of these top-performers in the final round will move on to a provincial competition being held at Queen’s University in April.
For more information, contact Salvatore Paneduro, FGS research officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-736-2100 ext. 44168.
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