About 3MT®

Faculty of Graduate Studies

About 3MT®

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition was initially developed by the University of Queensland in 2008, soon followed by other Australian and New Zealand universities, culminating in the first Trans Tasman competition held in 2010. 3MT® has spread internationally: from Tokyo, London, Edinburgh, Vienna, to Vancouver and now Ontario. UBC ran the first Canadian competition in 2011; Queen’s and Western held competitions in 2012, challenging sister institutions to join in a province-wide competition.

Brock contest

Registration: OPEN UNTIL Friday, Jan. 24, 2014
Preliminary Round: Week of Feb. 24
The premlinary round will determine the top spots for Brock's 3MT finals.
Brock 3MT® Finals: Monday, April 7 as part of the 9th Annual Mapping the New Knowledges Graduate Student Research Conference, Plaza Buildling (Time of event to be determined)
(Participants who do not advance to the finals will be able to participate in the conference by giving an oral or poster presentation about their research. They will be contacted about this following the preliminary round).

Brock prizes

Winner: $500 and expenses-paid trip to compete at the Ontario competition

Runner up: $250

Brock's winner advances to Ontario 3MT® contest
The 2014 provincial competition will be held at McMaster University on April 24. 
A provincial competition brings together students from across Ontario and across multiple disciplines and provides them with a unique opportunity to learn about each other’s research activities. In addition to hearing presentations, graduate students will have ample opportunity to discuss more fully their research with other presenters, graduate students and faculty who attend the event. In addition to contributing in this way to a province-wide research culture, the provincial competition also encourages the development of professional skills for graduate students.