Three Minute Thesis: Faculty of Arts heat

Friday, March 1, 2019 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Join us for the Arts 3 Minute Thesis heat and learn about the outstanding graduate research happening within the Faculty of Arts! Graduate students will convey the breadth and significance of their graduate research to a panel of judges.

Come by to watch, listen, learn, be inspired and support our graduate students—or register to participate in the heat! 

The competition

The 3MT invites graduate students to participate in this friendly contest that challenges graduate students to communicate their research in clear, concise, engaging and accessible ways. Competitors use only one slide and have three minutes to present their thesis and its “so what?” value to an audience of peers. The winner(s) of the Arts heat will move on to compete in the University of Waterloo 3MT competition on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. 

Graduate student on stage presenting

Andria Bianchi, PhD candidate in Philosophy, won as runner-up in the 2017 University 3MT. Read about her research.


The registration form is now closed.


The heat will have a chair to host and ensure the competition runs smoothly and the rules are followed. And, of course there will be three judges. For 2019, these supportive individuals are:

  • Chair — Devon Hutchinson, Environment alum, BES '02 Honours Environment and Resources Studies; Academic Advisor, Arts Undergraduate Office
  • Judge — Rita Cherkewski, Arts alum, MA '90 French Studies; Administrative Coordinator, Arts Graduate Studies and Research
  • Judge — Gordon Stubley, Engineering alum, PhD '81 Mechanical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering Professor 
  • Judge — Rosemary Peros, Arts alum, MA '87 Economics; Lecturer in the Department of Economics


Yes, there is free lunch. Pizza, veggies, and water (bring your own bottle/cup!) will be available for competitors and all attendees.