Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) at U of T

Winner of the 3MT® U of T Finals 2020, Amalia Gil

What is the 3MT®​ Competition?

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition is open to all graduate students enrolled in Canadian universities. There is a separate competition for postdoctoral fellows and recent PhD graduates with separate awards. 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 and postdoctoral fellows 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.  

Registration for the competition opens on Monday, February 15th at 10:00 AM (ET). Graduate students can register to compete in the competition here. Postdoctoral fellows and recent PhD graduates can register to compete in a separate competition here. Postdoctoral fellows can present on the topic of their PhD research or their postdoctoral research.

The preliminary heats will begin on 3MT heats Tuesday, March 9, 2021 and continue until Thursday 18, 2021. Register to watch them here:

Tuesday, March 9, 10:00AM ET (Link to Watch)

Tuesday, March 9, 1:00PM ET (Link to Watch)

Wednesday, March 10, 1:00PM ET (Link to Watch)

Thursday, March 11, 11:00AM ET (Link to Watch)

Tuesday, March 16, 10:00AM ET (Link to Watch)

Tuesday, March 16, 2:00PM ET (Link to Watch)

Thursday, March 18, 10:00AM ET (Link to Watch)

The 3MT Semi-finals will be held on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 1:00 PM and Thursday, 25, 2021 at 5:00 PM (ET). Register to watch here:

Wednesday, March 24, 1:00PM ET (Link to Watch)

Thursday, March 25, 5:00PM ET (Link to Watch)

The 3MT for postdoctoral fellows and recent graduates will be on Wednesday, March 24, 5:30PM ET. (Link to Watch)

The 3MT finals will be on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (ET). Register to watch the 3MT finals.

If you have questions about this award competition, please contact: Liam O’Leary at liam.oleary@utoronto.ca​ For more information on the 3MT, visit MyGPD.