3MT - Three Minute Thesis | Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies


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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

3MT update?

It comes with great sadness to inform all of you, that U of G's competition has been cancelled.  Our hopes were to postpone the event, but with the uncertainty of the current situation, we have to cancel.

We know you have all invested countless of hours preparing for this incredible and enlightening competition.  Although we are not able to see all the hard work, we strongly believe you've gained valuable skill sets that will
enhance your pathway. 

Thank you to all those who competed in their college heats, developing and improving your presentation skills.

We hope to see some of you for next year's competition and we wish everyone continued success in their studies.


The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

A few candids of the 3MT competition at U of G


How to Register

1) Complete the 3MT Registration and Participation Waiver Form

2) Email the completed form to your college's 3MT Coordinator

3) Begin planning your 3MT presentation!

College Heat Information & Registration Deadlines

Tips, Advice & Resources

How To Build a Great 3MT Presentation

Judging Criteria



  • To participate in 3MT® students must currently be registered in a Masters (thesis or MRP only) or PhD program at the University of Guelph and have made substantial progress on their research and analysis.
  • PhD and Masters students who have defended but have not yet graduated are eligible to participate.
  • Presentations must be based on research that is directly related to the student’s graduate program thesis.
  • Presenters must agree to be video-taped



  • 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 Heats 

CEPS March 3, 2020 10 am - noon

SSC 1511

Lang March 4, 2020 2:30 - 4:30 pm

MACS 129

CSAHS March 6, 2020 10 am - noon

MCKN 019

OVC March 9, 2020 10 am - noon

PAHL 1810

CBS March 11, 2020 9:30 am

SSC 1511

OAC March 12, 2020 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Johnston Hall 

COA Cancelled  


University of Guelph Final Competition

University of Guelph 3MT® Final Competition Cancelled    

Provincial Competition

The winner of the University of Guelph 3MT® competition will move on to represent the University at the Provincial Competition hosted by the University of Windsor is now postponed.



Past U of G Winners

3MT 2019 Winner Anthony Incognito

2019 U of G Winner
 Anthony Incognito

2018 National Winner Jenny Liu
2018 U of G Winner
 Jenny Liu


2017 National Winner Shan Krishna Kumar

2017 National Winner Shan
 Krishna Kumar

2016 U of G Winner Peter Park
2016 U of G Winner Peter Park



Previous Winners Archive