About 3MT

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic competition that assists current graduate students with fostering effective presentation and communication skills. Participants have just three minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their research project to a non-specialist audience.

3MT was developed by The University of Queensland in 2008, and is now held at many countries around the world.

UBC was one of the first universities in North America to host a 3MT competition, when it held the inaugural 3MT @UBC in 2011. Every year heats are held across campus beginning in February, with winners moving on to the UBC-wide Semi-Finals and Finals in March.

The inaugural Canadian national virtual competition was held in June 2014, allowing winners from several universities in Canada to compete in a virtual competition.

The Universitas 21 (U21) 2016 3MT competition results are now posted.

The assistance of the University of Queensland in launching this 3MT competition at UBC is very much appreciated.