Ontario 3MT

"3MT logo"A celebration of innovative research by graduate students in Ontario.  After seeing the success of the Three Minute Thesis competition in Australia and New Zealand, it was only a matter of time before Universities in Ontario decided to not only run their own events but also have a province-wide competition.

In 2012, Queen's, Western and McMaster got together to discuss running an Ontario competition, based on the rules of the original 3MT from the University of Queensland.  It was decided that Queen's would host the inaugural competition, with McMaster in 2014 and Western in 2015.  

When the call to see how much interest in the rest of the province for the competition, it was incredible to hear that all had an interest and 16 actually registered for the first competition in 2013.  Interesting to note that other than Queen's and Western, no other Ontario University had actually run their own event yet!

Ontario 3MT

Hosted by the University of Windsor 

This year the eighth Ontario 3MT® Competition was held as a virtual competition in the Fall of 2020 by the University of Windsor.

Read about the competitors who took part, the judges, or check out the results from the competition. 

 

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Hosted by McMaster University 

This year the seventh Ontario 3MT competition will be in Hamilton and hosted by McMaster University.  It is anticipated that all graduate Universities in Ontario will participate which will make yet again another fantastic day showcasing graduate research.

The final was held on April 17th at 10 am.

Read about the competitors who took part, the judges and masters of ceremonies, or check out the results from the competition.

"2019 Ontario 3MT winners"
Left to Right: David Patch (RMC), Yoah Sui (Western), Alex Kjorven (Ryerson), Amanda Brissenden (Queen's), Haya Almutairi (Waterloo) 

Hosted by York University

This year the sixth Ontario 3MT competition will be in Toronto and hosted by York University. It is anticipated that all graduate Universities in Ontario will participate which will make yet again another fantastic day showcasing graduate research.

The final was held on April 19th at 10 am.

Read about the competitors who took part, the judges and masters of ceremonies, or check out the results from the competition.

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Hosted by the University of Waterloo

This year the fifth Ontario 3MT competition will be in Waterloo and hosted by the University of Waterloo. It is anticipated that all graduate Universities in Ontario will participate which will make yet again another fantastic day showcasing graduate research.

The final was held at the CIGI Auditorium in uptown Waterloo on April 12th at 10 am.

Read about the competitors who took part, the judges and masters of ceremonies, or check out the results from the competition.

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Hosted by Wilfrid Laurier University

20 Universities and the competition just gets better each year. Hosted by Wilfrid Laurier and with representatives from the North American Association of Graduate Studies in the audience, the calibre of talks was incredible. It was no easy feat for the judges to come up with the top five to go on to represent Ontario at the National final.

Read about the competitors who took part, the judges and masters of ceremonies, or check out the results from the competition.

"2016 Ontario 3MT winners"
Left to Right: Our Ontario Representatives for the National 3MT - Justin Whitaker (Ottawa), Anastasia Shavrova (Queen's), Gah-Jone Won (Waterloo), Carly Cameron (Brock), Michael Moore (Ryerson)

Hosted by Western University 

19 Ontario Universities were represented again this year. Presentations from laser beams and surgery, to knitting for men, kept the whole audience entertained. Emcees for the day were grad students Joseph Donohue (the 2014 national champion) and Alexander Moszczynski. They kept us laughing with the impromptu selfies and Twitter hashtags.

Read about the competitors who took part, the judges and masters of ceremonies, or check out the results from the competition.

"2015 Ontario 3MT winner"
Winner of the 2015 Ontario 3MT is Meghan Yip (University of Guelph).

Hosted by McMaster University 

19 Ontario Universities were represented this year and all who attended agreed that Vanessa Hayward and her colleagues at McMaster, hosted an excellent event. While waiting for the judges to score each participant, the audience was treated to impromptu masters from the “National Theatre of the World” company – Naomi Snieckus and Matt Baram. Having the whole event streamed live also allowed friends, colleagues and family to watch their favourite participant.

Read about the competitors who took part, the judges and masters of ceremonies, or check out the results from the competition.

"Ontario 2014 3MT winners"
Left to Right: Future (Western), past (Queen's) and present (McMaster) hosts, with the winner, Daiva Nielsen from U of T and her Dean of Graduate Studies

Hosted by Queen's University 

The inaugural Ontario 3MT® Competition was hosted by Queen’s University on April 18th(4 pm start, Kinesiology & Health Studies Building, room 100), 2013. Future competitions will be held at McMaster University (April 24th, 2014) and Western University (2015).​ 

Read about the competitors who took part, the judges and masters of ceremonies, or check out the results from the competition.

"2013 winner Jasdeep Saggar"
First winner for Ontario 3MT - Jasdeep Saggar, University of Toronto