McMaster 3MT Competition


Register now for McMaster's fourth annual Three Minute Thesis competition in February 2016!

McMaster's 3MT is focused on student development and learning to effectively communicate complex research in just three short minutes. This opportunity will allow students to expand their range of communication skills in a dynamic and challenging way.

The top eligible presenter at McMaster will attend the Ontario 3MT® competition hosted by Wilfrid Laurier

Registration is open until February 1, 2016.

Register online at Reviewr »

Features of McMaster's 3MT® program this year:

  • Constructive feedback to help you finetune your 3MT before the competition. An online critique opportunity allows participants to receive constructive feedback – on their presentation, slide or both – in a virtual events on February 8 and 9. 
  • Feedback from 3MT® adjudicators through Reviewr, an online system.
  • 3MT Information Session on January 15, 12 noon to 1 p.m. Enjoy a pizza lunch while learning more about the 3MT! Register online »

When: Thursday February 18, 2016
Location: David Braley Health Sciences Centre

  • Heat 1: 9 a.m.
  • Heat 2: 10:30 a.m.
  • Heat 3: 12 p.m.
  • Heat 4: 1:30 p.m.

The McMaster final heat will run at 4 p.m. Participants must be available for their heat and the McMaster final if they advance. The top 5 finalists will be awarded the Dean's Award of Excellence Award in Communicating Research, as well as a cash prize.

  • 1st place: $1,000
  • 2nd place: $500
  • 3rd place: $350
  • 4th place: $300
  • 5th place: $250
  • People's choice: $250 (Decided by online competition after the provincial final)

Note: The Dean's Awards of Excellence in Communicating Research (certificates) will be presented during the Graduate Student Recognition Awards Ceremony, Sept 2016.

Download the 3MT® Competition Guidelines in PDF format »

3MT Participant Resources »

Trying to decide if 3MT is something you'd like to try? Learn more at a 3MT Information Session. Event organizers and past finalists will be on hand to answer your questions. Lunch is provided.

When: January 15, 2016
Time: 12 – 1 pm
Location: Council Chambers (Gilmour Hall 111)
Register online » 


If you have any accessibility requirements or special needs, call Correen Smith at ext 23710 or email grad3mt@mcmaster.ca.

Contact Information

If you have any queries about the 3MT® competition, contact Correen Smith, McMaster's School of Graduate Studies, via grad3mt@mcmaster.ca or phone ext 23710.

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