The 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition is an internationally recognized research communication competition developed by the University of Queensland in 2008. The 3MT® is a unique competition that challenges thesis-based graduate students to present their research and its significance in only three minutes, with only one PowerPoint slide, in language appropriate to a general audience. Due to its success, competitions are now held annually around the world.

The 3MT® is designed to share and celebrate the outstanding research of our dedicated students and to provide students the opportunity to showcase the importance of their work. This celebration of research offers an invaluable opportunity for graduate students to compose and present their research in a way that engages the academic community and refines the quality of their work.

Graduate students interested in participating in this year’s 3MT® Competition must submit abstracts that are no longer than 500 words. The registration deadline is March 10th. Click here for the online application.

All 3MT® participants will be competing for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes at the local level, and the winner will secure a spot at the regional competition. For competition rules and judging criteria click here.

Thank you in advance for your consideration. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s 3MT®!

For more information, pleae contact the GSA Event Coordinator, Edgar Martinez, at

The 2018 final Schedule for the Three Minute Thesis Competition can be found here.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 University of Saskatchewan Three Minute Thesis Competition: 

1st Place: Roland Macana

2nd Place: Sajna Simon

3rd Place: Adesola Oluwasijibomi Olufade

Congratulations to the honourable mentions of the 2018 University of Saskatchewan Three Minute Thesis Competition: 

Mays Al-Dulaymi

Vedashree Meher

Brittney Lins

Please view the videos here.