Events and Workshops

Three Minute Thesis


The 2017 3MT UAlberta Finals Competition. (Photo: Gurveer Choan)

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT™)  is an academic competition that assists current graduate students with 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 the Western Canadian Regional Finals.

For the 2017 competition, our 3MT UAlberta winner Autumn Watkinson placed second at the 3MT Western Regionals competition which earned her a spot in the Canadian 3MT competition on the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) website. Read story.