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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.


Registration period : from February 12 to March 4, 2024
Preliminary heats: March 19, 2024

Register for the competition

The Competition's calendar


The competition will take place March 19, 2024 (11:30 room A-1300).

Six candidates will be selected to participate in ÉTS’s finals.

The next competition will take place March 26, 2024 (11:30 a.m at the auditorium A-1600).

The winners will receive:

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

The Eastern Regional Competition gathers finalists from Canada's Atlantic provinces and Quebec will be host by Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique on Friday, 7 june 2024

For further information, please visit the CAGS website.