3 Minute Thesis Western Regional Competition

What is 3MT?
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition was developed by the University of Queensland in 2008. The competition challenges higher-degree research students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just three minutes in language appropriate to a general audience. 3MT is not an exercise in trivializing or ‘dumbing-down’ research but forces students to consolidate their ideas and crystallize their research discoveries.

Since 2011 the popularity of the competition has increased and 3MT competitions are now held in over 200 universities across more than 18 countries worldwide.

See the competition rules.

2024 Western Canadian Competition

The 2024 Western Canadian Competition will be held at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus on May 8, 2024