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 15, 2021.
Preliminary heats: online, on March 24, 2021, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Register for the competition

The Competition's calendar


The competition took place online on March 24, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Six candidates were selected to participate in ÉTS’s finals.

The competition took place online on April 14, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The winners received:

  • 1st prize: $ 1000
  • 2nd prize: $ 750

The Eastern Regional Competition was held online on June 17, 2021.

As for the National 3MT Competition, it “has been cancelled for 2021, and replaced with a non-competitive showcase of 3MT videos produced across Canada. It will be held in a virtual format in November 2021.”

For further information, please visit the CAGS website.