3-Minute Thesis Competition

3MT group photo

Congratulations to the 8th Annual 3-Minute Thesis Winners!

This year's 3-Minute Thesis competition winner was Ada Chukwudozie, Master’s in Development Practice: Indigenous Development, on her topic Exploring the Idea of “land back” as the Answer to Achieving Sustainable Self-Determination. Ada was awarded the $1000 prize and an opportunity to compete at the Virtual Western 3MT Competition hosted by Athabasca University with a chance to move on to the National 3MT.

The People’s Choice Award and $500 went to Revanti Mukherjee – Bioscience, Technology, and Public Policy, on her topic Predicting Recurrence of ER+ Breast Cancer: Simple Test Vital Outcome.

The Faculty of Graduate Studies thanks all the participants, the judges, and our amazing audience who joined us that afternoon.

To read more on the event, please visit: The 3MT™ competition winners.

View the winning presentations from 2014 - 2021!

View all of the 3 Minute Thesis Presentation Videos!

Application and Regulations

The 2022 Competition will be announced in the Fall


  • 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 considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through either movement or speech.
  • The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.

There will be an online rehearsal for participants before the competition.

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

The winner will then have an opportunity to compete at the Western 3MT with a chance to move on the Naitional 3MT.