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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 is hosting the forth annual 3 Minutes to Change the World event. 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. Apply to present today! 

This year, we are pleased to have partnered once again with the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) and Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS) to participate in the second national Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. A 3 Minutes to Change the World presenter, in both English and French, will be 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, April 2, 2015 
Who: McGill graduate students from all disciplines 
Where: Thomson House Ballroom and streamed live online.

Eastern regional competition
When: TBA
Who: McGill English finalist 
Where: TBA

National francophone competition
When:May 27, 2015
Who: McGill French finalist 
Where: Université du Québec à Rimouski 








Watch the 2014 presentations

Three minutes thesis competition