January 31, 2017

Wanted: Social Sciences, Humanities, Business grad students to compete in dedicated 3MT Heat

Graduate students from Social Sciences, Humanities and Business have an opportunity to share their research stories in a 3MT Heat dedicated to participants in those faculties. Register now to compete in the upcoming 2017 Three Minute Thesis Competition.

The top three presenters from the Business, Humanities and Social Sciences Heat – running at 12 noon – will head to the Final for a chance to win $1,000 and to be named the McMaster Three Minute Thesis champion. 

Date: Thursday, February 23

Location: David Braley Health Sciences Centre (100 Main St W, off campus)

Heat 3 Time: 12 pm 

Although Heat 3 has been reserved for Business, Humanities and Social Sciences presentations, participants from those three faculties are welcome to register for any of the four heats throughout the day.

Three winners from each of the four heats will compete in the 3MT Final, which runs at 4 p.m. that same day.

3MT participants can win

  • a chance to represent McMaster at the Ontario 3MT,
  • one of five cash prizes, and
  • the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Communicating Graduate Research.

Registration closes February 7.

Featured above is Philosophy PhD student Ben Hamby. Hamby's 3MT, Willingness to Inquire: the Cardinal Critical Thinking Virtue, garnered second plate in the 2014 3MT Competition at McMaster.

Rebecca Casey's 3MT, Health Outcomes Following a Work Injury, won the People's Choice Award in 2014. The People's Choice Award was an online competition that featured all competitors in the 2014 Final Heat. 


Watch Humanities student David Schokking's 3MT – a presentation that won him third place in the 2013 competition.


Social Sciences PhD student Zeina Sleiman competed in the 2014 Final Heat.