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3 Minute Postdoc Slam


Members of the public and the UBC community are invited to attend!

3MPS is a university-wide friendly competition where competitors have 1 static slide and 3 minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their postdoctoral research to a non-specialist audience. Our event will be modeled after the UBC Grad Studies 3 Minute Thesis event, with a few adjustments. 3 Minute Thesis originated at the University of Queensland in 2008.

Here are the rules :

  • A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted. No slide transitions, animations or 'movement' of any description are allowed.
  • No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted.
  • No additional props (e.g. laser pointers, costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted.
  • Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum, strictly enforced.
  • Presentations may be in the form of spoken words, poems, raps or songs.

Winners will be eligible for cash prizes!


Room LSC3 - Life Sciences Institute - 2350 Health Sciences Mall

Offered by: 

UBC Postdoc Association (PDA)


Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Please arrive on time - a reception to follow.