About 3MT

Imagine having only 1 static slide and 3 minutes to explain the breadth and significance of your research to a non-specialist audience. The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition asks University of Waterloo research-based master's and doctoral students to do just that.

First established in 2008 by the University of Queensland (UQ), the 3MT is now a prestigious international research communication competition that cultivates students' presentation and communication skills and provides them with invaluable networking opportunities. Winners also have the potential to win thousands of dollars in prizes.

According to Gah Jone Won, winner of the University of Waterloo and National 3MT in 2016, the competition is a valuable one: 

 3MT is a friendly contest between graduate students, but above all else, it challenges young researchers to be clear, concise, and captivating about their work.

  1. Nov. 28, 20163MT registration opens December 5, 2017!

    Registration for the University of Waterloo Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) will open on December 5, 2017. 

  2. June 6, 2016University of Waterloo PhD Student Wins National 3MT Competition

    Gah-Jone Won, University of Waterloo PhD Candidate in Vision Science, has won first place in the national Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition, hosted by the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies. 

    Read the University of Waterloo News story for more information.

  3. Apr. 19, 2016University of Waterloo PhD student wins the 2016 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Ontario provincial final

    Gah-Jone Won, a PhD Candidate in Vision Science and Biology won first prize at the Ontario Provincial Three Minute Thesis competition on April 14, 2016.

    For full details, read the Waterloo story

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