2024 3MT - Three Minute Thesis | Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

2024 3MT - Three Minute Thesis

3MT at Guelph logo with an illustration of a person presenting on stage


Twelve graduate students represented their colleges at the 3-Minute Thesis
(3MT®) U of G Campus Finals!

The winners were:

1st Place: Kayin Kelly – Gordon S. Lang School of Business & Economics
2nd Place: Sasikumar Deivasigamani – Ontario Agricultural College
3rd Place: April Torkopoulos – College of Arts

Community Choice Winner – Himashree Ponrajan, College of Engineering & Physical Science

Sasikumar Deivasigamani will go on to represent Guelph at the Ontario Finals, held at Lakehead University in Orillia on May 8, 2024

Prizes awarded to the winners: 1st – $1000, 2nd – $500, 3rd – $250, Community Choice – $250.


Group photo of all 12 3MT participants and VP of graduate studies at the University of Guelph

"Graduate students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance. The 3MT is not an exercise in trivializing research, but instead challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience."

— Ben Bradshaw | Assistant Vice-President (Graduate Studies), University of Guelph



Watch all the 3MT Presentations

Select a student to watch their presentation for the 2024 3MT® University of Guelph final.


College of Biological Science


College of Engineering & Physical Sciences


Gordon S. Lang School of Business & Economics


College of Arts


Ontario Veterinary College




Ontario Agricultural College


3MT Judging Panel

Meet the judges for the 2024 3MT® University of Guelph final.



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Bronwen Buck

With a background in outreach, volunteer management and stewardship, Bronwen has elevated community engagement for organizations such as the Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition (GNSC), the Grand River Conservation Authority and the Carolinian Canada Coalition.
In her current role offering neighbourhood-focused support, Bronwen coordinates food, community care, recreation and partnership services in Guelph’s east end. Her work extends beyond service provision; she employs an assets-based approach to recognize and develop the strengths of individuals and local groups. In this capacity, she seeks to increase belonging, spark creativity, and deepen connection to place and community. 
Bronwen is also active on the Equity Committee and Board of Reep Green Solutions, an environmental charity focusing on collectively shifting our community to a resilient, low-carbon future.


Headshot of Lloyd Longfield, MP

The Honourable Lloyd Longfield, MP

Lloyd has since served the Member of Parliament for Guelph since 2015.  He is the current Chair of the Science and Research Committee, a member of the Standing Committee on the Environment and Sustainable Development and a past member of the Standing Committee for Industry, Science and Technology, and the Standing Committee for Agriculture and Agri-Food, as well as past Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts. 
In addition to his committee roles, Lloyd has served as Chair of the Parliamentary Health Research Caucus, he has chaired the Innovation Caucus, Co-Chaired the Automotive Caucus and has also been an active member in the Social Innovation caucus and the Mental Health Caucus. 
Lloyd is a proud Guelphite who is focused on collaborating locally on priorities such as the environment, housing, mental health, Indigenous reconciliation, early learning, entrepreneurship and economic development-and of course a huge supporter of the students and research at the U of G.


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Sara Stricker

Dr. Sara Stricker is the Communications and Outreach Coordinator at the Guelph Turfgrass Institute. Her role involves planning events, managing social media, designing the website, conducting outreach, hosting a podcast, presenting at conferences, and instructing courses in Turfgrass Management. Sara is proud to be a graduate of the University of Guelph and previous winner of the 2020 3MT Competition at the U of G. She also enjoys gardening and various crafty activities.



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Lindsey Thomson

Lindsey is the Manager of Community Engaged Teaching and Learning at the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute (CESI). She is passionate about community engagement and anti-oppressive research practices and is also a 2nd-year student in the Social Practice and Transformational Change doctoral program. Her research stretches across critical autism studies, queer studies, and disability justice and looks at the lived experience of femme-identifying autistic communities.