Workshop #1: Initial Content Development & Registration for the 2023 Lister Family Engaged Science 3-Minute Thesis Competition

Thursday, October 12, 2023 12:00to13:00
MS3-041, Macdonald-Stewart Building

Lister Family Engaged Science Initiative

Helping researchers make their science accessible by teaching them to hone their content, physical presence, visuals and voice to effectively engage a variety of audiences.

Since 2017, the Lister Family Engaged Science Initiative and SKILLSETS have combined efforts to support the Lister Family Engaged Science 3-Minute Thesis Competition. This event, along with its pre-training program, is focused on helping Macdonald Campus graduate students learn how to communicate their science in a compelling, accessible manner to a general audience.  

Macdonald campus graduate student competitors will present their research in 3 minutes to a non-specialist audience with one non-animated slide (Competition Rules). Thanks to the generous support of the Lister Family Engaged Science Initiative, the following prizes will be offered at our 2023 competition: First place - $750; Second place - $500; Third place - $250; People’s Choice Award - $200. 

A series of 3 workshops and coaching sessions will be offered to competitors throughout October and November. The purpose of these workshops is to help competitors develop their talks working alongside each other with professional coaching. Additional individual and group practice sessions will be scheduled three weeks prior to the event.

Register now!

Workshop #1Initial Content Development & Registration for the 2023 Competition   

  • Thursday October 12 @ 10:30am
  • Thursday October 12 @ 12:00pm
  • Tuesday October 17 @ 12:00pm 

Workshop #2: Slide Development  

  • Tuesday October 17 @ 1:30pm
  • Tuesday October 24 @ 12:00pm
  • Thursday November 2 @ 12:00pm

Workshop #3Presenting and Delivery

  • Tuesday October 24 @ 1:30pm
  • Thursday November 2 @ 1:30pm

For questions or for more information, please contact ingrid.chiraz [at] mcgill.ca (Ingrid Chiraz)

Students who complete this program automatically receive co-curricular record recognition. Learn more about the CCR.

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