3MT Competition

The Regional 3MT will be held at the University of Saskatchewan on Friday, April 28?

The event starts at 1:30 pm in Saskatoon, which is 12:30 pm here.

Our representative, Chantel Rodericks, is the 3rd speaker.

We would like to encourage everyone to watch and then vote for Chantel.


All Three Winners

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic speech competition developed by The University of Queensland for research students. Students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance. 3MT is not an exercise in trivializing or ‘dumbing-down’ your research, but rather a challenge to consolidate your ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience.


The competition is open to all graduate students at TWU engaged in research-based programs (i.e. eligible for Tri-Agency funding).


This is a great opportunity to:

  • explain why your research is compelling and valuable
  • connect with faculty, researchers, and other graduate students
  • compete for a spot in the Western Division competition
  • and, possibly, the national competition
  • help promote community involvement and awareness of important research in Graduate Studies at TWU

For those not choosing to compete, this is a chance to come out and support your friends. While a select panel will judge the competition, one of the winners will be chosen by the audience.

*Please download the registration form, complete it and either scan and send it to diane.beaton@twu.ca or deliver it to Room #101B, Fosmark Centre.

This competition is hosted by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies at TWU. Enquiries can be directed to:

Diane Beaton, Graduate Studies Office Manager
604.513.2121 ext. 3394 | diane.beaton@twu.ca


3MT® developed by The University of Queensland

Announcement: Winner of 'People's Choice' Award 2015

Chantel Rodericks represented TWU at the Regional Competition in Kamloops with her three minute thesis, "The Empty Cradle: Grieving a Miscarriage" and she was voted for the People's Choice Award. Link to video

How do our words and actions affect how women grieve a miscarriage? Through qualitative interviews with women who have miscarried, nurses, midwives, physicians, and social workers, this research uncovers what helps and hinders the grief process after a miscarriage in Canada. 

Bio: Chantel completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts with a Specialization in Psychology at the University of Ottawa, and moved to Langley, BC in 2013 to begin her Masters in Counselling Psychology at Trinity Western University. Upon graduation, Chantel hopes to work in reproductive and maternal health counselling. Her thesis explores what helps and hinders women’s grief following a miscarriage.  

Prior to beginning graduate studies, Chantel worked as a bilingual tour guide/interpreter at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial and Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial in France. She enjoyed meeting and teaching visitors from all around the world about Canada and Newfoundland's military history during WWI. She also loved having the opportunity to travel and visit Portugal, Spain, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Italy. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano, travelling, and exploring BC’s beautiful hikes.