Oral Presentations

Oral presentations involve you presenting your work to an audience, typically in a classroom setting. It is likely that your presentation will be grouped with other students doing oral presentations with similar topics, themes, or presentation modes (e.g., PowerPoint, use of a podium or easel, etc.). All presentations will be introduced by a session moderator who will be assigned to the room. The moderator will also keep track of time to keep the session running smoothly and ensure you get your full presentation time.

A good guideline is to plan your oral presentation for a 15 minute time slot–doing your presentation in 12-13 minutes and leaving 2-3 minutes for questions. If you have specific media requirements (e.g., a podium, a projector/screen for PowerPoint, etc.), please be sure to describe your needs in full in the REQUIREMENTS section of your application form.