Events and Workshops

Three Minute Thesis

Watch the Live Stream of 3MT UAlberta Finals (will also be live streamed on this page):

Please join us for this highly informative and entertaining elegant catered event as graduate students explain the breadth and significance if their research projects in just three minutes.

This event gets bigger every year, so we hope you'll come out to experience it and cheer on the students.

Date: Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019
Doors open: 4:30 p.m.
Presentations: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (will be live streamed)
Judging, People's Choice Voting (also online on this page)
and Reception: 6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Winners Announcement: 7 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Convocation Hall, Old Arts Building

Congratulations to our 2019 finalists!

The UAlberta 3MT Finals winners will receive cash prizes and first place will also win a trip to compete at the 3MT Western Regional Competition, this year on April 17 at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, B.C. and may move on the Canadian National 3MT Competition.

Vote for People's Choice


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.