How to prepare

Since the inception of the Three Minute Thesis competition on the University of Queensland campus in 2008, tips, tricks and past presentations have become readily available to students who are looking to participate in the competition.

UNB workshops

The UNB School of Graduate Studies hosted a series of professional development workshops and sessions for graduate students focusing on presentation skills.

Feb. 21 - Mr. Carl Duivenvoorden, speaker, writer and a member of Toastmasters International delivered a 45 minute presentation on presentations to over 50 UNB Graduate students attending in person and live online entitled Make your Point: Secrets to presenting with Purpose, Authority and Effect.

Feb. 23 - Dr. David Creelman, Professor and Chair in the Department of English at UNB Saint John and winner of a 3M National Teaching Fellowship award, delivered a 45-minute presentation to over 60 UNB graduate students in person and live online entitled 'But I Have a Point: Communicating Your Ideas to Others'.

March 9 - MITACS visited the University of New Brunswick's Fredericton campus to deliver a full day workshop to an over-capacity group of UNB graduate students from both the Fredericton and Saint John graduate programs on Practicing Your Presentation Skills.

Attend a coaching session

Students who have registered for the UNB 3MT event and been deemed eligible to participate by the School of Graduate Studies should plan to attend a coaching session on March 23. Time slots for small groups of students to make their presentation and receive feedback from faculty coaches will be distributed.

Other resources

From videos of finalists from our National competition, to a world wide showcase, the resources are here to help you succeed.