3MT Video Showcase | Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

3MT Video Showcase

Three Minute Thesis. Founded by the University of Queensland

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. Graduate students from all seven University of Guelph colleges have earned a chance to compete in the 3MT® campus final. 


Welcome from the Assistant Vice-President (Graduate Studies)


2021 U of Guelph 3MT Finals Online screenshot

"As with other years, I came away from watching the 3MT videos with new knowledge and a better sense of the diversity of research completed across campus. This year, however, with 15 months of pandemic weighing heavily on many of us, witnessing the students’ evident pride and abundant energy captured in three minutes of home-recorded videos was genuinely revitalizing."

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


2021 3MT® U of G Winners:

1st Place, $1000 – Claire Mindus, PhD Animal Biosciences
2nd Place, $500 – Anita Luu, PhD Biomedical Sciences 
3rd Place, $250 – Valerie Bauman, MASC. Engineering + Artificial Intelligence

Community Choice Award – Claire Mindus, PhD Animal Biosciences

2021 Provincial 3MT® Winner:

Claire Mindus, PhD Animal Biosciences


Watch all the 3MT® Presentations

Select a student to watch their presentation for the 2021 3MT® University of Guelph final.



College of Biological Science


College of Engineering & Physical Sciences


College of Social & Applied Human Sciences


Gordon S. Lang School of Business & Economics


Ontario Agricultural College


Ontario Veterinary College




3MT Judging Panel

Meet the judges for the 2021 3MT® University of Guelph final.


Kim Cusimano

Kim Cusimano is the Executive Director at The People and Information Network (PIN), an organization centred on community information and volunteer networks in Wellington County.

With a background in volunteer engagement and 25 years of experience as a leader of volunteers, Kim believes in active citizenship, meaningful engagement and the benefits of volunteering.

University of Guelph 3MT Judge Jim Estil

Jim Estill

Jim Estill is CEO of Danby Appliances.
Danby Appliances is a niche manufacturer of specialty appliances, which manufactures and distributes over 2,000,000 appliances per year.  Jim Estill is leveraging his tech background to create new markets and products for Danby such as the Parcel Guard. 
Jim is a Canadian technology entrepreneur, executive, and philanthropist. He started his first computer distribution business from the trunk of his car while in university and grew that business to $2 Billion in sales.  
Jim has invested in, mentored, and advised over 150 technology companies including Blackberry.  He joined their board before they went public and served for 13 years.

Mike Schreiner

Mike Schreiner was elected leader of the Green Party of Ontario in 2009 and MPP for Guelph in 2018. He is a leading advocate for small businesses, local food and sustainable communities.

Mike is also an entrepreneur and small business owner as co-founder of the award-winning Local Food Plus organization, and owner of the Guelph-based WOW Foods and Earthdance Organics.

Diane Squires

Diane Squires is a partner at SmithValeriote Law Firm and has advised clients as a business law lawyer for more than 30 years.

Diane is active in the community and has been on the boards of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce, the Guelph General Hospital Foundation and the Guelph Business Enterprise Centre. Presently, she is Chair of the Guelph Community Foundation