2021 S.R. Science Pitch Competition (S.R.S.P.C)
The S.R. Science Pitch Competition is the first ever science thesis competition hosted by Science Rendezvous at the University of Toronto - St. George. There are 15 spots available and will be selected based on their submission of a short 250-word abstract representing their research thesis. This competition is open to research-stream and professional graduate students in science-related fields at the master’s or doctoral level.

The main goal of the Science Pitch Competition is to provide graduate students with the opportunity to present their current research using only a single PowerPoint slide in an engaging and accessible three-minute pitch to the general public and the judges. Participants must be available on May 8, 2021 from 2:30pm to 5:00pm.

The deadline for this submission is April 16th, 2021 by 5:00pm.

Once spots have been filled and selected, we will send out an email confirmation and ask for further information.

This competition will be host online this year.

Please email us if you did not receive Competition guidelines at uoftsr.sciencepitch@gmail.com
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First and Last Name *
Department *
Field of Study *
Graduate Supervisor *
Masters or Doctoral *
Year in Program *
Email *
Phone Number *
Abstract (250 words maximum) *
Science Rendezvous 2021 Participant Agreement Form (Form Below)
1. Introduction

Science Rendezvous UofT St. George welcomes you to participate in Science Rendezvous 2021! Science Rendezvous is a free annual all-day festival that brings science out of the lab and onto our virtual platforms with the ultimate goal of improving student enrollment as well as public involvement in the science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) fields.

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We will be using virtual conferencing tools provided for by third-party service providers as a medium to facilitate Science Rendezvous 2021 virtually. By completing this form you give your consent, understand and assume all associated risks of the designated activity, and agree to abide by the specified behavioural guidelines delineated by the University of Toronto (See Section 4).

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