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1 slide, 3 minutes, outstanding ideas

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition challenges research-based graduate students to articulate the impact and breadth of their research in a 3 minute presentation, using just 1 static power point slide.

The Three Minute Thesis was first established in 2008 by the University of Queensland (UQ), as a research communication competition that cultivates students' presentation and communication skills and provides them with invaluable networking opportunities. 

Since 2011, the popularity of the competition has increased and 3MT competitions are now held in over 600 universities and institutions across 65 countries worldwide.

3MT at Waterloo

University of Waterloo hosts the largest 3MT competition in Canada, with heats taking place at the faculty and university-wide levels.  More than 1000 students have participated since the competition was first introduced to campus in 2013.  We've produced both provincial and national level champions over the years.

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