Winner of the 3MT U of T Finals 2018, Meghan McGee (Photo: Jason Krygier-Baum)
And the winner of the 3MT Finals at U of T is ...
Congratulations to Meghan McGee, a PhD candidate in the Nutritional Sciences program at the Faculty of Medicine, who represented U of T at the
Provincial Finals at York University on April 19. Read about Meghan's research in U of T News.
Many thanks as well to the U of T 3MT Finals Judging Panel:
Amrita Daniere, Vice-Principal, Academic and Dean at U of T Mississauga
Diane Horton, Acting Director, Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation
Richard Kil, Ph.D Candidate Chemistry/ 1st runner-up 3MT Canada, 2017
John Monahan, Warden, Hart House
Andrew Szende, Governing Council Member
What is the 3MT Competition?
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition is open to doctoral students enrolled in Canadian universities. Participants have three minutes or less to present their research to a panel of non-specialist judges, and competitions are held at local, provincial, and national levels. The challenge is to present complex research information in an engaging, accessible, and compelling way.
This competition is a unique opportunity for graduate students to showcase their innovative and significant research to a wider audience, across disciplines within the University, and to the broader public. It is open to the public and advertised within the community.
Register now! To sign up for your heat, please see the information below under the 3MT Competition 2018.
The 3MT® events are open to the public; we encourage to you to bring your family and friends. Participants and guests are asked to arrive well before the competition starts, as space is limited and access to the rooms will be closed during the presentations.
3MT Competition 2018
Be the first to sign up to compete in U of T's 2018 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Registration for the heats is on a first-come, first-served basis and open to doctoral students who have achieved candidacy (i.e. completed all course requirements) by April 2018. You'll have just three minutes and one power-point slide to present your doctoral research in an engaging, accessible and compelling way to a panel of non-specialist judges. Participants must commit to being available for the University-wide final on the evening of April 10 and the provincial final at York University on April 19.
You can still register for the preliminary heats. Please contact Sarah Pickering at
firstname.lastname@example.org to request registration for these divisional heats.
March 16, 2:30-5:00 pm - Bissell Building (Faculty of Information), Rm 205
March 21, 2:30-5:00 pm - Jackman Humanities Building, Ground-floor multi-purpose room
March 23, 2:30-5:00 pm - Bissell Building (Faculty of Information), Rm 205
- Winners of each division will present in the university-wide competition
- April 10, 6-8 pm University of Toronto 3MT Finals Competition
- Winners of the final will compete at the provincial competition.
- April 19, 2018, 10 am -12 pm Ontario Provincial 3MT Competition, York University
For more information on the 3-Minute Thesis Competition in Ontario, visit
For more information on the 3-Minute Thesis Competition in Canada, visit
Canada 3MT Competition
The 3MT Canadian champion will be chosen from 11 finalists from three regional competitions. Both master's and doctoral-level students are eligible. For more information, visit the
Canada 3MT website.
Congratulations to Richard Kil from the Department of Chemistry for winning second place in Canada's 3MT Competition 2017! After winning the 3MT Ontario Competition and Competitor's Choice Award, Richard was entered into the National Finals, where his video was judged by a panel including the Tragically Hip's Rob Baker, CBC Radio producers Nicola Luksic and Tom Howell, and entrepreneur and PhD supporter Ian Baines.
Shantanu Krishna Kumar (University of Guelph) won both the National title and the People's Choice Award. Congratulations to all!
Read more on the
U of T News interview with Richard Kil.