THRIVE “I really believe that our smaller • Imagine trying to condense years of complex research and fieldwork into one slide and a three-minute thesis. That’s the challenge (and opportunity) presented to U of L graduate students in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT), an exciting academic competition that assists current graduate students with fostering effective presentation and communication skills. • The THRIVE Professional Skills Program for graduate students provides optional opportunities for graduate students to develop competencies across the graduate student life-cycle that complement program curriculum. These competencies include developing teaching, research, career, personal and professional skills. THRIVE helps graduate students develop transferable skills in thematic areas such as communication, project management, employability, professional and research ethics, and information retrieval and management.
relevant, paid work experience in appropriate employment fields such as government, institutions and industry. The University, the employer and the student are in partnership to ensure an enriching experience toward the student’s professional development.
program allows faculty to have
• U of L master’s students Mohammad Akbari (Computer Science) and Hossein Naseri (Physics), along with mentor Dr. Howard Cheng, Mathematics and Computer Science professor, were the Canadian representatives and one of just 11 teams to qualify for the 2014 World Finals of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup, a competition that invites students to use technology to do amazing things. Their innovative software program utilizes video to capture a person’s hands as they play piano and converts it into sheet music. They are preparing to go to market with their revolutionary software.
Having our students showcase
a more personal approach to encourage our top students to participate in these competitions. their talents on the world stage is something that I am quite proud of.” Dr. Howard Cheng Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
• The Co-operative Education/ Internship Option is available to students in the Master of Arts and Master of Science programs. Co-operative education is an educational model that formally integrates academic study at the master’s level with 11