3MT/MT180 competition launched!


The 3MT/MT180 is a presentation and communication skills training opportunity that takes place at universities around the globe. Participating in the competition will give you the chance to communicate your leading-edge research to a non-specialist audience. The challenge: You only have three minutes and a single slide to tell your story.

Winners of the McGill-wide 3MT competition, and the French language concours MT180, will receive cash prizes and advance to participate in regional and national-level competitions.

  • Learn more about the 3MT/MT180 training program and eligibility for participation here.
  • Submit your application by January 15, 2018.

To enter the competition, graduate students must submit a 200-word research summary, along with a 200-word statement of why they wish to participate. We encourage submissions in both English and French from all research disciplines.


Science Exposed / La Preuve par l’image

Showcase your research through images!

The Science Exposed contest welcomes researchers in the public or private sector to submit images in the context of their research either individually or as a group. While organized by NSERC (in collaboration with Acfas for the French segment, “La preuve par l’image”), the contest is open to all fields of study.

The contest is open to student researchers at the Master’s or doctoral level, postdoctoral researchers, research professors, and researchers in a public or private research centre.  They are invited to submit a single image of their research.

Images can relate to any field of study: natural sciences and engineering, social sciences and humanities, or health sciences, with the exception of images from the arts, including visual arts, media arts, and research/creation. They must be submitted in English or French with a three-part description: a catchy title, a plain-language explanation of the research presented in the image, and a description of the techniques/technologies used to create the image.

NSERC and Acfas will work together to share the winning images with all Canadians.

For more details on the Science Exposed contest, please visit the NSERC website.

Submission deadline: Tuesday, January 12, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (ET)


Science, Action! – Show us your science!

Science, Action! is now offering 15 cash prizes for 60-second videos featuring NSERC-funded research that tell a simple story about fascinating science to anyone from ages 7 to 77. The 15 videos that tell the best stories will receive a cash prize and be featured as part of museum exhibits, science fairs and during Science Odyssey and Science Literacy Week.

For detailed information about eligibility and prizes, please visit the Science, Action! website.

Last year, Bryan Lee, a McGill M.Sc student in the Chemistry, won the top prize in NSERC’s Science, Action! video contest with his submission Mercury on the Move.

The deadline to submit your video is Friday, January 19, 2018.


Participate in Gene Program as a Host Lab

Gene researcher for a week program is seeking labs, researchers and graduate students to host 1 or 2 high school students for five days during 2018 spring break. As a part of CIHR-IG community outreach, this program provides an opportunity for those who have not had lab experience from other programs.

The students participating in this program are in grade 11, 12, CEGEP I, Sec5 and have passion for science and human health research.

Program Brochure

Lab of choice: genetic or computational

Program Duration: Five days (Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM)

Dates: last week of February—first to last week of March



SCS French Credit Courses for Graduate Students

McGill School of Continuing Studies offers French credit courses as part of the French for Professional Communication Part-Time Program. This program is specially designed for people who need French for their work and who hope to use French as an important tool or catalyst for their careers.

All Graduate students that are new to the program, and wish to register for the Winter 2018 semester must take an Entrance Placement Test prior to registering for a particular course.

Please click the following link to reserve your spot at the next Entrance Placement Test on November 16th: www.mcgill.ca/french-ept

(Other dates will be available soon on our page but we encourage you to register ASAP since we have limited spots available: November 22nd; December 12th; late registration: January 4th)

Please visit the website for more details about our Certificate Program: www.mcgill.ca/eflp, or the interactive timetable https://cce.mcgill.ca/timetable/C_PFPC_FPC.htm, to help you plan your schedule.


Fonds de Recherche du Québec: NEW eligibility criteria for non-Canadian and out-of-province applicants

The eligibility criteria for financial support from the three provincial agencies (FRQNT, FRQSC and FRQS) have been updated. The three Fonds will now accept applications from non-Canadian and out-of-province candidates. Certain conditions apply. Please consult the FRQ Common General Rules for detailed information (Section 2; paragraph 2.1).

More information on funding opportunities and application submission deadlines is available on the agency-specific websites listed below.

  • Science and Engineering: FRQNT
  • Social Sciences, Humanities, and Fine Arts: FRQSC
  • Health Sciences: FRQS


Writing and Presenting at the Graduate Level

Graphos presents graduate-level courses in scholarly communication, which are available at no cost to doctoral students and many Master’s students.

This fall, Graphos is offering 1-credit (pass/fail) courses in written and oral scholarly communication:

  • Cornerstones of Academic Writing(CEAP 642): develop and refine your writing for structure, flow, and concision.
  • Fundamentals of Academic Presentations (CEAP 652): enhance your ability to deliver effective presentations.
  • Literature Review I: Summary and Critique (CEAP 661): summarize and engage with the work of other scholars.
  • Literature Review II: Establishing Scholarly Niches (CEAP 665): situate your research or argument in a field of study.

They also have courses tailored to meet the needs of students whose first language is not English.

  • Strategies for Academic Communication in English(CESL 631): expand your productive vocabulary to express complex ideas.
  • Fundamentals of Academic Writing in English (CESL 641): integrate rhetorical structures of academic writing with grammar essentials.
  • Pronunciation for Effective Communication (CESL 651): focus on your intelligibility (e.g., word stress, phrasing).

Registration can be completed through Minerva. For more info contact: graphos@mcgill.ca


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