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3 Minute Thesis

A person with short black hair is speaking in front of a banner and red velvet curtains.

Take to the stage and present your research

The 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition brings together the Dalhousie community to give graduate student researchers a platform to share and celebrate their ideas and compete for cash prizes.

How does it work? You have three minutes to present your research in as engaging a manner as possible for an non-specialist audience, with one PowerPoint slide permitted as a visual aid.

Participation in 3MT is open to all students in research-based master’s and doctoral programs. Details on how to take part in next year's competition will be made available in early 2023.

See 3MT in action

Visit our YouTube channel to view presentations from past competitions. Videos from the 2020 3MT's top three finishers appear below.

1st place: Tareq Yousef, Medical Neuroscience

2nd place: Juliana McLaren, Communication Sciences & Disorders

3rd place: Lizzy Baker, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology