Events and Training

Three Minute Thesis


The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic competition that assists graduate students in fostering effective presentations and communication skills. Participants have just three minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their research projects to a non-specialist audience.

The inaugural UAlberta 3MT competition was held in 2015 and the event continues to grow every year. Some departments hold their own 3MT competitions as departmental finals but all graduate students are welcome to present at the semi-finals. The UAlberta Finals winners receive a cash prize and a trip to Western Canadian Regional Finals.

This year, the University of Alberta hosted the first-ever virtual Western Canadian Regional competition last September 23, 2020. You can rewatch the livestream or view the student's individual 3MTs by clicking on the links below. Thank you for supporting graduate student research.