3MT - Three Minute Thesis | Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

3MT - Three Minute Thesis

 Through this competition, I learned first-hand the power and influence of the pitch.” – 3MT Competitor
I really enjoyed listening to other people’s 3-minute thesis presentations.  It’s so amazing, the breadth of research that we have going on at the University of Guelph.– 3MT Competitor
 This competition has clearly motivated the students to be at the top of their game - 3MT Judge

Why Participate in 3MT?

3MT® is a university-wide competition for graduate students in which participants present their research, creative activity, 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.

3MT® is not an exercise in trivializing or ‘dumbing-down’ research, but forces students to consolidate their ideas and discoveries to become transferable after graduation. For the 2019 3MT® Competition, each college will hold a competition in order to decide upon two finalists who will advance to the University of Guelph 3MT® Final Competition on April 3rd. The public is invited to cheer on the contestants in both the college heats and the final competition.  Tune in April 8-12 to Facebook and Instagram to vote for the 3MT Community Choice Winner.

The winner of the University of Guelph 3MT® competition will move on to represent the University at the Provincial Competition hosted by McMaster University on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019. 


  • First Prize: $1000 (to be paid against tuition)
  • Runner Up: $500 (to be paid against tuition)
  • Third Prize: $250 (to be paid against tuition)



3MT Advice from Canada's 2017 3MT Champion
3MT advice from U of G's 2017 National Champion


2019 College Final Participants:

College of Arts (COA) Aleksandra Fallenbuchl (MA.AHVC)
Peter Flannery (MA.AHVC)
College of Biological Science (CBS) Anthony Incognito (PhD.HHNS)
Jacob Wilde (PhD.MCB)

Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

Afra Mehwish (MA.MGMT)
Jinuk Oh  (PhD.MGMT )
College of Engineering + Physical
Science (CEPS)
Saipriya Ramalingam (PhD.ENG)
Jennifer Crha (MSc, Chemistry) 
College of Social + Applied
Human Science (CSAHS)
Abdul-Rahim Abdulai (PhD.GEOG)  
Aidan Lockhart (PhD.SOC) 
Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) Alexandra Stinson (MSc.ENVS)
Hayley Tompkins (MSc.ENVS)


  • A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted (no slide transitions, animations or 'movement' of any description, the slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration).
  • No additional electronic media are permitted (e.g. sound and video files).
  • No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted.
  • Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified.
  • Presentations are to be spoken word (eg. no poems, raps or songs).
  • Presentations must be made by memory; notes may not be used.
  • The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.



College Competitions - completed

University of Guelph Final Competition

University of Guelph 3MT® Final Competition April 3, 2019 1:00 pm University Centre, Room 442

Provincial Competition

The winner of the University of Guelph 3MT® competition will move on to represent the University at the Provincial Competition hosted by McMaster University on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019.



Past U of G Winners

3MT 2018 Winner Jenny Liu
2018 UofG Winner Jenny Liu
2017 National Winner Shan Krishna Kumar

2017 National Winner Shan
 Krishna Kumar


2016 UofG Winner Peter Park
2016 UofG Winner Peter Park
2015 Provincial Winner Meghan Yip

2015 Provincial Winner
Meghan Yip


Previous Winners Archive