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UBC Postdoctoral Association - 3 Minute Postdoc SLAM!

June 28, 2018 - 3:00pm

Michael Smith Laboratories

2185 East Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6T 1Z4

MSL 102 (Auditorium)


On Science Communication: Things to Consider When Vanquishing the Anti-Science Horcrux
Keynote by Dr. David Ng
AMBL Director and Senior Instructor (Advanced Molecular Biology Laboratory)
Three minutes to impress!

The UBC Postdoctoral Association (PDA) is excited to announce the 2018 3-Minute Postdoc Slam!

It will be held 3 pm – 5 pm, Thursday June 28th in the MSL Lecture Theatre (Room 102). The event will be followed by a catered, networking reception in MSL 101.

This event gives postdocs and research associates from across UBC an opportunity to showcase their research in a short presentation designed for a general audience, essentially an elevator pitch for scientists. At the 3MPS, you share your research in just 3 minutes using a single static slide. Being able to condense your work down to just the essentials and effectively sharing that with a general audience can be a difficult skill to learn, but definitely valuable when applying for your next position. Cash prizes will be awarded to the best talks, as determined by our panel of judges.

This year’s event also features a keynote talk by MSL's own Dr. Dave Ng, the director of the Advanced Molecular Biology Laboratory (AMBL). Dr. Ng will share some of his experience and expertise in communicating research with his talk “On Science Communication: Things to Consider When Vanquishing the Anti-Science Horcrux”.

Postdocs and RAs – sign up to give a talk for the chance to win one of three cash prizes, or just come along to support your fellow researchers and learn about their work. The deadline to register to present is June 21st.

Although our competition is only open to postdocs and RAs, grad students, staff, and faculty are all welcome to attend and hear about the exciting research being done by postdocs across campus!

We ask that everyone please register so that we can accurately gauge our catering needs.

More details and registration online:

We hope to see you there!

Haven’t heard of the UBC PDA? We are a volunteer association of postdocs and research associates from across UBC dedicated to making the postdoc experience the best it can be. You can find out more information, including about our events, and how you can get involved, on our website: