Research Day

3-Minute Thesis

SPH’s 2023 3-Minute Thesis Winners

First place: Jiuzhou Wang
Runner up: Bruno Bohn
People’s Choice: Bruno Bohn

The 3-Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition that challenges PhD or MS students to communicate the significance of their projects without the use of props or industry jargon, in just three minutes. 3MT develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of research students’ capacity to quickly explain their research in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience leaving them wanting to know more.

Join our information session to learn more about 3MT on March 1 at 11am.

Sign up to participate in 3MT competition by March 15, 2023.


  • First place – $500, opportunity to compete in University wide 3MT competition
  • Second place – $250
  • People’s Choice – $150

3MT Competition Rules

  • Single static PowerPoint slide. No slide transitions, animations, or “movement” of any description are allowed. The slide is to be presented from beginning of oration.
  • No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted.
  • No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, lab equipment) are permitted.
  • Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum, and participants exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified.
  • Presentations are to commence from the stage.
  • Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps, or songs).
  • Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts her presentation through either movement or speech.
  • The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.

View more information on 3MT competitions

View previous 3MT presentations

Prepare with the Graduate Schools 3MT e-course 

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