2017 OAC 3MT Competition

Date and Time


OAC Boardroom, Room 104, Johnston Hall, University of Guelph


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. This is an excellent opportunity for students to showcase their research to a wider audience, improve their oral presentation skills and to build excitement for research that is happening here at Guelph! Presentations from 2016 Canadian 3MT® Finalists can we viewed on the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies website.

OAC Heat

For the 2017 University of Guelph 3MT Competition, each college will hold a competition to decide upon two finalists, who will advance to the University of Guelph Final.

  • The OAC competition will be held on March 7, 2017. Start time TBA pending number of registrations.
  • The prizes for the OAC competition are: 1st Place: $500, 2nd Place: $250, 3rd Place: $100 and gift cards for all participants.
  • Students are to register by February 17th, 2017 by filling out the registration form and emailing to gradinfo@uoguelph.ca

Final U of G Competition

  • The finals will be held on March 28, 2017. More information on the U of G Competition is available on the Office of Grad Studies website.
  • Prizes for the university competition are as follows: (Note: All prizes are paid against tuition) 1st Place: $1,000, 2nd Place: $500, 3rd Place: $250
  • The winner of the University of Guelph 3MT® competition will move on to represent the University at the provincial competition hosted by the University of Waterloo on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017.

In 2016 Peter Park, an OAC student, won the U of G competition. View an informal recording of his 3MT here.

Peter Park