Events and Workshops

Three Minute Thesis

Drop in to watch Semi-finals or RSVP for the Finals 

The UAlberta 3MT Semi-finals will run daily: 

Dates: Monday, March 12 to Friday, March 16, 2018
Time: 3 pm - 5pm
Location: ESB 3-27 

The UAlberta 3MT Finals (will also be live streamed on this page):

Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Time: 4:30 pm - 8 pm
Location: Convocation Hall
Please RSVP by April 4, 2018. 

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