Skip to main content

Two Cities, Curious Minds Management Theses at 3 Universities in the National Capital Region

Are a master or doctoral student at the Telfer School of Management, the Sprott School of Business, or the Département des sciences administratives at Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO)? Apply today to participate in a 10-minute Thesis Competition organized by the three schools and share your research ideas!

On October 5th, 2018 at UQO, you’ll have the opportunity to square off against business-school peers for $6,000 in cash prizes. If your proposal does not make the shortlist, you can still use it to contribute to a poster session to be held the same day.

Why a 10-minute Thesis Competition?

By this point in your academic career, you’re probably well acquainted with the traditional academic presentation structure:  research problem, theoretical framework, methodology, results, and conclusions – in that order. That you would want to adhere to that structure for most presentations doesn’t surprise us. We get it. It’s a big part of your academic training.

But there’s another important skill for young researchers to have: communicating the impact and significance of their work right up front, and in plain language. So with the Telfer-Sprott-UQO 10-minute Thesis Competition, we’re asking presenters to abandon the traditional academic presentation structure. Instead, find an alternative way to present your project in a way that a lay person would understand. Explain what’s innovative about your project and the potential impact of the research. Tell a story. Look for creative ways to explain how and why your research matters. 

Important Deadlines:

  • September 7, 2018 - Proposals Sent via OpenConf
  • September 14, 2018 - Responses Sent to Students
  • September 21, 2018 - Program Published
  • October 5, 2018 - Competition Held at UQO