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Three Minute Thesis

Three Minute Thesis Competition

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) / Ma thèse en 180 secondes (MT180) Competition is open to all students enrolled in a Master's program with thesis or a PhD program at ÉTS.

A challenge to overcome and prizes to win!

On your own, you will have three minutes sharp to present your research to a panel of non-specialist judges. The challenge is to present complex research information in an engaging, accessible and compelling way.

CAGS - Canadian Association for Graduate Studies

Your presentation must be clear, concise and convincing. Also:

  • You may support your oral presentation with a single PowerPoint slide (landscape format 25.4 cm x 19.05 cm), static: no animation or movement is permitted;
  • No other aids are permitted;
  • Your presentation must be given in English.

It is a unique opportunity to develop communication skills in your research field and draw public attention to your work... Not to mention the possibility of winning prizes valued from $750 to $1000.


Deadline for registration: March 3, 2023
Preliminary heats: March 16, 2023

Register for the competition

The Competition's calendar


The competition took place on March 16, 2023 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on campus premises on the 1st floor of Pavilion A, classroom A-1300.

Seven candidates (there was a tie for the 6th place) were selected to participate in ÉTS’s finals.

The competition took place on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 from noon to 1:30 p.m., at A-1600.

The winners will receive:

  • 1st prize: $1,000
  • 2nd prize: $750

The Eastern Regional Competition will be hosted by Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and take place on June 13, 2023.

As for the National 3MT Showcase, it will be held on November 7-9, 2023, in Victoria, British Columbia. More details to follow.

For further information, please visit the CAGS website.