Events and Workshops

Three Minute Thesis

The 2018 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) UAlberta Finals were held at Convocation Hall on Wednesday, April 11.  Fifteen talented graduate students took the 3MT challenge and explained the significance of their theses research in three minutes with the use of only one PowerPoint image. These presentations were delivered to an audience at Convocation Hall, and to an online audience who watched the live stream. Read winners story.

The 2018 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) UAlberta Winner, Danish Dar (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