Thompson Rivers University

Three Minute Thesis

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an internationally recognized research communication competition.

It was developed by the University of Queensland in 2008 to challenge thesis-based graduate students to deliver a compelling presentation of their research and its significance in three minutes or less to a non-specialist audience.

TRU has hosted a 3MT competition since 2014.

All TRU students who are in their second year of a thesis-based graduate program and are in good standing, are eligible.

  • A student whose thesis is under submission on the date of their first competition is still eligible to compete
  • A student whose thesis is under submission, and whose degree is conferred while they are still competing in 3MT is still eligible. In this case, the student must have competed in their first competition heat prior to their degree conferral.
  • A student whose degree is conferred before they compete in their first competition and who has therefore graduated, is not eligible to compete.

Students become ineligible upon receiving notification of degree conferral even if they have not attended a graduation ceremony.

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Submit your presentation slide by Friday, Mar. 15 to