Sign up for this year’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition!

Your graduate research. 3 minutes. 1 slide.

U of T’s beloved Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition is back!

Every year, the 3MT challenges graduate students across the three campuses to present their research to a generalist audience in 3 minutes or less. In this year’s virtual competition, participants will move through the preliminary heats, with winners advancing to the semi-finals, and then the final, where they’ll present to an audience of their peers as well as a diverse panel of judges from across the university. Win that, and you’ll get to compete in the provincial-level competition. Win that, and you can showcase your research at the national and international level.

Who it’s for: All graduate students registered in a doctoral program or a master’s program with a thesis or major research project at the time of the 3MT competition.

What’s in it for me: A chance to develop your oral presentation skills, profile your research, and connect with your peers. (Bonuses: Fun and glory, plus cash prizes for first, second, and third place.)

Competition dates: Heats will begin on March 8, with the final taking placing on April 7, 2022, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. See the full competition schedule with dates and times on our website. All are welcome to attend the final and cheer on their friends.

Sign me up! Please complete our registration form by 1 pm on February 14, 2022. We’ll contact you with details about your heat by the week of February 23, 2022.

Questions about rules, eligibility, judging criteria? All the details are on our website.

Looking for inspiration? Read about our 2021 first-place winner Faraz Alidina, who shared his work on the medieval Persian poet Farid al-din Attar, and our 2020 winner Amalia Gil, who impressed us with her research on identifying distractions during surgery with eye tracking. You can also find videos of winners from previous years as well as resources for crafting your presentation on the 3MT website.


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