3MT® is a university wide competition for graduate students in which participants present their research and its wider impact in 3 minutes or less to a panel of non-specialist judges. The challenge is to present complex research in an engaging, accessible and compelling way, using only one slide.
The three minute thesis competition provides graduate students with an opportunity to refine skills that can be transferred after graduation to diverse career paths. Distilling research into a clear form, without over-simplifying or making it overly-complex, and highlighting the wider implications of the research are important skills to carry into post-graduate employment and public service.
The competition also enables students to showcase their research to a wider audience, across disciplines within the university and to the broader public. The competition is open to the public. This is a unique opportunity to communicate the innovative and significant research undertaken by our graduate students.
The inaugural Ontario 3MT® Competition was hosted by Queen’s University on April 18th(4pm start, Kinesiology & Health Studies Building, room 100), 2013. Future competitions will be held at McMaster University (April 24th, 2014) and Western University (2015).
We would like to thank the following groups for their support:
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) is an academic competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia for research students. A special thank you to UQ for making their 3MT® resources available to universities across the world.