2018 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 2017 Canadian 3MT® Finalists can be viewed on the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies website

OAC Heat

For the 2018 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. Exact start time TBA pending total 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 23, 2018 by filling out the 3MT registration form and emailing the completed for to gradinfo@uoguelph.ca

New This Year: Tips from the National Winner

The OAC Dean's Office will be offering a question/answer/tips session with OAC’s previous winner Shanthanu Krishna Kumar (MSc Plant Agriculture) who went on to become Canada's 2017 3MT Champion. You can view Shanthanu's winning presentation here. Shanthanu also shares his advice for future competitors here. Register soon to take advantage of this opportunity.

Don’t forget, Peter Park, an OAC master's student in the Department of Animal Biosciences, won the U of G competition in 2016. View an informal recording of his 3MT here. Let's see if OAC can keep this winning streak going!

Final U of G Competition

The University of Guelph finals will be held on March 27, 2018. More information on the U of G Competition *including the rules and eligibility* is available on the Office of Grad Studies website.

Prizes for the university competition are as follows: 1st Place: $1,000, 2nd Place: $500, 3rd Place: $250 (Note: All prizes are paid against tuition)

The winner of the University of Guelph 3MT® competition will move on to represent the University at the provincial competition hosted by York University on Thursday, April 19th, 2018.