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Three Minute Thesis

Three Minute Thesis Competition 2021 Update

We are currently in the planning stages of 3MT 2021! We are working on developing a format that is safe and functional for all. Please refer back to this webpage regularly for updates.

What is the Three Minute Thesis?

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition challenges research-based master’s and PhD students to present their research to a layperson audience in three minutes or less. Students are allowed one slide, but no props.

The competition, first established in 2008 at the University of Queensland, offers students the opportunity to improve their communication skills, network with fellow academics, win thousands of dollars in prizes and, most importantly, share their important research with the world!

The FGPS, in conjunction with the Office of Research Services, is excited to announce the Laurier Undergraduate Three Minute Talk Competition. Undergraduate students at Laurier who are completing a research-based thesis, major research paper or directed studies project under faculty supervision are welcome to register for this undergraduate competition. The undergraduate Three Minute Talk competition is not affiliated in any way with the University of Queensland (UQ), but we would like to acknowledge and credit UQ with the original 3MT conceptualization. The eligibility and judging rubric for the undergraduate competition have been adjusted to accommodate for undergraduate students.  

3MT at Laurier 

The 3MT® competition has been gaining momentum at Laurier since 2012, with a growing number of students competing over the years. The 3MT® provides all participants with the opportunity to develop a range of skillsets, while highlighting some incredible research. Laurier will be hosting both the undergraduate Three Minute Talk and the graduate Three Minute Thesis (3MT® ) competitions in March of 2021.



Important Dates

Registration Opens: January 2021

Registration Closes: February 2021

Laurier Competition: March 2021

Workshop Dates


Keep Connected

Follow the event on Twitter at #Laurier3MT.