Three Minute Thesis (3MT)

Three minutes. One PowerPoint slide. No props. These are the fundamentals of the competition, which gives graduate students three minutes to explain their research in a way that captivates judges and others from outside their discipline and why it matters.

3MT Interest Form

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Founded by the University of Queensland in 2008, The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition provides research-based graduate students with the opportunity to practice their knowledge translation and communication skills by showcasing their research to a broad audience.

Curently, the Facutly of Graduate Studies at Brock is looking for feedback from the graduate community in regards to interest in participating in 3MT.  To provide an effective competition, we need at least 10 students to participate. Please fill out the form below by December 1, to let us know if you are interested in participating. Should the competition proceed, the Faculty of Graduate Studies will provide workshops and supports to graduate students to assist in preparation for the event.

Competition Details


  • Students must be registered in a research-based graduate program at the time of the 3MT competition, and must have made some progress on their research.
  • Sudents who have completed their studies but not yet convocated are eligible to participate.
  • Competitors must present in person and agree to be video-recorded and photographed. They must also allow those video-recordings and photographs to be made public.
  • Winner of the Brock competition must be available to attend the provincial finals (May 2023, costs to attend covered by Brock