Science Communication

Lister Family Engaged Science 3MT®

Do you struggle with communicating your research to different audiences?

SKILLSETS is excited to offer three training workshops in collaboration with the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (FAES) and the Lister Family Engaged Science Initiative. These workshops will help you improve your science communication skills and prepare for the Lister Family Engaged Science 3MT competition in January 2018. Details below.

"This competition has brought much more than I expected. It equipped me with skills to communicate with the general public and it strengthened my confidence and courage to reach out to other researchers...

I have to say, it is a can't miss competition in which you will know yourself better and be a better version of yourself!"

See doctoral candidate Mi Lin and other McGill graduate students compete at the McGill 3MT/MT180 competition, hosted by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in March 2017:

Lister Family Engaged Science 3MT Training Workshops

November 22, 29, and December 6
3pm-4pm, Macdonald Campus, Room R3-011

Graduate students are encouraged to attend this hands-on research communication workshop series to learn how to effectively present their research in 3 minutes to a non-specialist audience.  

Students attending this training will compete in the Faculty's 3MT Competition in January 2018 and will be prepared to participate in the McGill 3MT Competition in the Spring of 2018.  Winners of the McGill competition will be selected to represent McGill at the CAGS 3MT Eastern regional finals, and concours ACFAS Ma thèse en 180 secondes. 

This is a three-part interactive workshop series held on Macdonald Campus (R3-011) followed by the Lister Family Engaged Science 3MT Competition.  You will be coached individually and in small teams to develop your presentation and practice presenting. Please sign up with the intention of participating in all three workshops:

Wednesday, November 22  3-4pm  3MT Info session

Wednesday, November 29  3-4pm  3MT Coaching round table

Wednesday, December 6  3-4pm    Creating a winning 3MT application


Save the Date!

The Lister Family Engaged Science 3MT Competition will be held on January 11,  2018 at the Faculty Lounge, MS2-022, Macdonald Campus.



The 3MT Competition was developed by the University of Queensland. Students are given 3 minutes to explain their research in front of one static slide.

"Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) celebrates the exciting research conducted by PhD students. Developed by The University of Queensland, the exercise cultivates students' academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience." Visit the 3MT website to learn more:

See videos of Canada's 11 3MT finalists, hosted by the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies here:



ALERT! Registered to a workshop but can't attend? Click HERE for more information.


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