The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition is simple: in no more than three minutes (and not a second more!), you must communicate the key concepts and significance of your own research, while engaging the audience.

The 3MT competition can be tremendously enriching and is the perfect opportunity for you to develop your academic and personal communication skills. Members of the audience must be able to understand the passion behind your research, but also how your research can be useful in today's society. Winners of the local 3MT competition receive cash prizes and the opportunity to represent uOttawa at the provincial competition in April 2019!

The uOttawa 3MT competition will be held on Monday, March 11, 2019. 

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Winners and finalists of the 2018 national MT180 competition (French)

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Familiarize yourself with the procedures and the idea behind a typical Ma thèse en 180 secondes presentation! Discover the winners and laureates of the 2018 national competition, hosted by the Association francophone pour le savoir.

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Winners and finalists of the 2018 national 3MT competition

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Canadian 3MT finalists

Learn the ins and outs of competing at the national level from eleven of Canada’s best minds!

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2018 National 3MT Competition Winner and Runner-up

A peek inside the research of Chidera Nwaroh and Gregory Lui, and how they clinched the 1st and 2nd place prize at the 2018 National 3MT competition.

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Jury members

Jury for 2019

Claire Turenne Sjolander
Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Aline Germain-Rutherford
Vice-Provost, Academic Affairs

Ioan Nistor
Assistant Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Michel Guilbeault 
Associate Vice-President, Student Life

Notice of Collection of Personal Information

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