3MT Competition

3MT 2018

2018 Contestant Video Clips

3MT 2019 – details to be determined

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.

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

Inquiries: diane.beaton@twu.ca


3MT® developed by The University of Queensland

VOTE: this Friday – April 27!

Regional Competition begins @ 11 am (BC time)……Please follow the links below: 

The Regional Competition will be streamed through ‘Zoom’. Please download and register here  https://zoom.us/j/136799719

Online voting will be conclude 10 minutes after the last presentation. We expect that to be at around 3:00 PM, BC time.

Links to both streaming and online voting will be available at: https://www.uregina.ca/gradstudies/3MT.html

Let’s get everyone voting for our TWU Graduate Student, Daniel Meszaros!!