3-Minute Thesis Competition

Graduate Studies

3-Minute Thesis Competition

February 13, 2020 from 2:00-5:00pm, Eckhardt Gramatte Hall

The 7th Annual University of Winnipeg Graduate Studies 3-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT™) will be held on February 13th, 2020 from 2:00-5:00 pm! Master’s Students from a variety of graduate programs will compete for a $1000 top prize and a $500 People's Choice Award.

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

Students from all programs are encouraged to attend, cheer on their peers, and vote for the People's Choice Award. A reception will follow. This event is open to the public!

Meet the 2020 3-Minute Thesis Participants!

Application and Regulations

APPLICATIONS DUE BY December 15, 2019 at 5:00 pm


  • A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted. No slide transitions, animations or 'movement' of any description are allowed. The slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration.
  • 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 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified.
  • Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs).
  • Presentations are to commence from the stage.
  • Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through either movement or speech.
  • The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.

For application information please consult the 3-Minute Thesis Competition poster

The winner of this competition will then compete at the Western 3MT Competition at the University of Lethbridge in April 2020 and the National 3MT! 

View our 3 Minute Thesis Presentation Videos from 2014 - 2017!