3MT Competition

Graduate Studies


The 4th Annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition will be held on April 11th, 2017!
University of Winnipeg 3MT Competition

Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland which challenges research higher degree students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just three minutes in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

All University of Winnipeg Master’s students are invited to participate in this event to win prizes and participate in the Western 3MT at the University of Saskatchewan on April 28th, and potentially the National 3MT competition presented by the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies!


  • A  single static PowerPoint slide is permitted (no slide transitions, animations or 'movement' of any kind, the slide is to be presented from the beginning of the presentation). The slide must have minimum 0.5" margins for key information.
  • No additional electronic media (e.g., sound and video files) are permitted.
  • No additional props (e.g., costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted.
  • Presentations are limited to three minutes maximum and challengers exceeding three minutes are disqualified.
  • Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g., no poems, raps or songs)
  • Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through movement or speech.
  • For any images, photos or diagrams used on the slide, if not created by the presenter, the presenter must have explicit written permission to use the image and the source must be credited.


1. A 150-word abstract as a Word document. Every word after 150 will be deleted, and the abstract will not be edited.
2. Include your full name (and the names of any co-authors) and program information (i.e., Applied Computer Science, Theology, JMP Public Administration etc.) and contact email address.
3. Title of your presentation.

Email all of the above information to Deanna England, Graduate Studies Officer at no later than February 20.

*The winner of this competition will then compete at the regional 3MT competition at the University of Saskatchewan on April 28!

**Students will be informed by March 15 regarding their participation in both the Graduate Students Research Colloquium and the 3MT Competition** 

View our 3 Minute Thesis Presentation Videos from 2014, 2015 and 2016!