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3 Minutes to Change the World

Explore the contributions and diversity of McGill’s graduate research and compete in a national thesis competition!

McGill’s Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies hosted the third annual 3 Minutes to Change the World.  3 Minutes is a TED-talk style event featuring McGill graduate students giving three-minute presentations about their research initiatives and their impact on the community. 

This year, we are pleased to have partnered with the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) and Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS) to participate in the first national Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. A 3 Minutes to Change the World presenter, in both English and French, have been selected to represent McGill at the CAGS 3MT eastern regional finals and ACFAS concours Ma thèse en 180 secondes

This yearly event is an excellent opportunity for students to share their valuable research, to perfect their elevator pitch and presentation skills, and to network with their peers across disciplines - It takes all kinds of knowledge to change the world and thesis research from all disciplines is showcased.



When: 1pm, March 31st, 2014 
Who: McGill graduate students from all disciplines 
Where: Thomson House Ballroom and streamed live online.



Eastern regional competition
When: April 24th, 2014 
Who: McGill English finalist 
Where: Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS. 

National francophone competition
When: May 14th, 2014 
Who: McGill French finalist 
Where: Concordia University 

From left: Kartik Sameer Madiraju, Lysanne Rivard, Feng Qi, Marie Senecal-Tremblay, Saoussan Askar, Laura-Isobel McCall, Alexandra Fletcher, Sebastien Boridy, Dianah Msipa,

Watch the 2013 event

Watch the 2012 presentations