The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia.

The Carleton 3MT event scheduled for March 23 has been CANCELLED due to the ongoing concerns about COVID-19. We will determine whether it is advisable to hold a Carleton 3MT event in an alternate form at a later date.

About the 3MT

The 3MT is a celebration of graduate student research that challenges grad students to communicate the key concepts of their research in a compelling presentation of three minutes or less. A panel of judges evaluates each of the presentations. The Carleton 3MT began in 2013 and has grown in popularity every year.

Participation in the 3MT can be tremendously enriching, both academically and personally. Former participants report that competing in the 3MT helped to build confidence and enhance their academic, presentation, and communication skills. Participants have also enjoyed great research exposure within Carleton, to other departments, and even in media. 3MT participants have been featured in Carleton news stories, departmental websites, YouTube, CBC Radio, and the Ottawa Citizen.

Cash prizes are awarded to the contestants who place 1st ($1000), 2nd ($500), and 3rd ($250) in the finals. The People’s Choice winner receives $250. The 1st place winner will also receive an expenses-paid trip to compete in the 3MT provincial competition.

Scroll down to watch compelling videos of previous finalists, or find out about rules and eligibility. If you have any questions about the 3MT contest, please email David Lafferty.

3MT Competition Videos

2019 Competition:

2018 Competition:

Note: The winner of the Carleton University 3MT, Daniella Briotto Faustino, went on to win 2nd place at the provincial championships held on April 19 at York University. Read more by CLICKING HERE.

2017 Competition:

More videos here (2016, 2015, 2014)!