3 Minute Thesis

Graduate Studies

3 Minute Thesis


3 Minute Thesis

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Ontario 3 Minute Thesis Competition

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 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!