Rules

  • A single, static PowerPoint slide is permitted (no slide transitions, animations or ‘movement’ of any description, the slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration).
  • Images used in the slide must be your own, or you must have permission from the owner of the photo(s) and provide proper credit(s).
  • No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted. Short audio clips may be played, if directly relevant to your research. For these presentations, pre-consultation or coaching with G+PS is recommended.
  • No additional props (e.g. laser pointers, costumes, laboratory equipment) are permitted.
  • Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs). Use of additional languages, singing, reading of sections of poetry or prose, or playing of musical instruments is allowed IF directly related to the research and used sparingly. For these presentations, pre-consultation or coaching with G+PS is recommended.
  • No notes allowed. Presentations are to be memorized. *for virtual presentations, do not read from notes.
  • Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum. Judges are recommended to deduct marks from presentations that exceed 3 minutes.
  • Presentations must be based on research directly related to the student’s current graduate program thesis. Research performed for employment should not be present. Research completed as part of a prior degree should not be presented as current work.
  • Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through movement or speech.
  • The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.