Events and Workshops

Three Minute Thesis

Vote for Autumn

People's Choice voting is now open on the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) website where you can vote for our UAlberta 3MT winner Autumn Watkinson until May 26, 2017. Autumn placed second at the 3MT Western Regionals competition which earned her a spot in the Canadian 3MT competition. In early June, the national judges panel will announce Canada’s 3MT national champion. Best of luck to Autumn. 


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.

Last year, UAlberta nursing student Oluwakemi (Kemi) Amodu won UAlberta, the Western Canadian Regional Finals, and advanced to the Canadian 3MT Finals for her presentation that raised awareness about women’s health. Read her story and watch her three minute presentation