SOURCE: University of Calgary

University of Calgary

March 24, 2015 10:30 ET

Three Minute Thesis competition highlights cutting edge research at the University of Calgary

Ten students compete to go to the western final

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - March 24, 2015) - Climate change, education, skull-base surgery and mindfulness, these are the wide-ranging topics of just four of this year's 10 best graduate student research presentations. A research thesis can be hundreds of pages long and take years to write. Imagine presenting it in three minutes with only one slide to a non-specialist audience. That is what the top Three Minute Thesis (3MT) students from the University of Calgary will be doing at the UCalgary3MT finals competition on Tuesday. Students representing faculties from across campus will be presenting talks on their innovative research, but only one will head to the western final in Kamloops. Judges for this event will be Diane Kenyon, vice-president (University Relations), University of Calgary; CBC national reporter Erin Collins; and Dr. Raj Bhardwaj, columnist for the Eye Opener.

WHAT: University of Calgary's Three Minute Thesis Competition

WHEN: Tuesday, March 24 (2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

WHERE: Husky Oil Hall, Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive. N.W. (Arts Parkade is the recommended parking.)

WHO: Students and judges will be available for interview after results announcement.
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About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, where research and innovative teaching go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. This strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as 'I will lift up my eyes.'

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    Veronica Vincent
    Communications Coordinator, Faculty of Graduate Studies 
    University of Calgary
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