3 Minute Thesis

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3 Minute Thesis


3 Minute Thesis

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 "One slide, no props, 3 minutes"

National 3MT Announced

3MT® is a university wide competition for Queen’s Masters (thesis or research project) and doctoral students in which participants present their research and its wider impact in 3 minutes or less to a panel of non-specialist judges.

Distilling research into a clear form, without over-simplifying or making overly-complex, and highlighting the wider implications of this research are important skills to carry into post-graduate employment and public service.

This is a unique opportunity to communicate the innovative and significant research undertaken by our graduate students.

Congratulations to our 2017 3MT finalists: Victoria Donovan (Neuroscience), who won first place and the People’s Choice, and Amani Ibrahim (Computing), the runner up. Victoria will represent Queen's at the Ontario 3MT. See Results and Galleries

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia for research students.

3MT Quick Facts

  • 2008  3MT developed by University of QLD, Australia
  • 2011 UBC, 1st Canadian 3MT
  • 2012 Queen's, 1st Ontario 3MT
  • 2013 Queen's hosts inaugural Ontario 3MT
  • 2014 1st Canadian 3MT
  • 2015 Cara Yin (Queen's), National People's Choice winner
  • 2016 Anastasia Shavrova, 3rd in Ontario 3MT

I wasn’t expecting such a large audience, but it’s these types of platforms that allow students like me to share their research. It is needed in the post-graduate community.

- Mike Best (Psychology), Queen's winner 2014

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