3MT® Three Minute Thesis

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Three Minutes to Engage, Enlighten and Excite

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic research communication challenge held annually at the University of New Brunswick, hosted and sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies (SGS). The competition rewards participants with new and improved presentation skills and the chance to win cash prizes of up to $1,000!

The goal: To promote the development of graduate students’ communication skills and provide opportunities for knowledge mobilization. Your research is important. Tell people why!

The challenge: To effectively summarize thesis/dissertation research findings and explain their significance to a non-specialist audience. And to learn how to do this in only three minutes!

3MT was developed in 2008 the University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia and now takes place at more than 350 universities around the world. In Canada, graduate students who win their university’s 3MT event compete in three regional competitions held across Canada, co-sponsored by the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies (CAGS). Recordings of the top presentations from each region are forwarded to virtual national competition hosted by CAGS, this year held during annual meeting in November. The top 11 submissions are selected as finalists, from which a distinguished CAGS panel will select a national winner.


2023 3MT Results

First Place: Jennifer Moore (MA Psychology, UNBSJ)

Second Place: Anjana Gayathri Arunachalam (PhD candidate, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UNBF)

Third Place: Rosie Leggott (MA English, UNBF)

People's Choice: Kelton Ireland (PhD candidate, Mechanical Engineering, UNBF)