Three Minute Thesis Competition

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University of Guelph, SCI 1511


The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a competition for graduate students in which participants present their research and its wider impact in three minutes or less to a panel of non-specialist judges. The challenge is to present complex research in an engaging, accessible and compelling way using only one slide.

The 2017 competition will begin with seven college heats starting March 1. Participants will compete within their college to advance to the University of Guelph 3MT finals.

The first-place winner will represent the University of Guelph at the provincial competition at the University of Waterloo (all expenses paid) on April 12 and will be eligible to win a cash prize. Winners from the provincial competition will go on to compete at the national competition.

Registration is now open for the college heats. Graduate students are asked to complete a registration and waiver form and submit it to their college’s 3MT coordinator. Dates, contact information and the form can be found at

This is an excellent opportunity for students to showcase their research to a wider audience, improve their oral presentation skills and build excitement for research that is happening right here at Guelph.

For more information, please contact Alex Boughen, graduate service assistant, at

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