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Three Minute Thesis Open Heats

March 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free

All graduate students in a thesis-based Master’s or PhD program are invited to compete in UBC’s annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. UBC Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic competition that assists current graduate students with fostering effective presentation and communication skills. Participants have just three minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their research project to a non-specialist audience.

Need help before you can present? No problem. Check out our FAQ, downloadable PPTX guide, come to a training session, or book a feedback session with Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Departments across the university have set up departmental heats. If your department is not offering a heat, sign up to participate in the Open Heats!

  • Open Heat 1: March 5, Tuesday, 3 – 5 pm, Thea’s Lounge (6371 Crescent Road).
  • Open Heat 2: March 7, Thursday, 10 am – 12 pm, Thea’s Lounge (6371 Crescent Road).

Register for departmental or open heats on the 3MT website.

If you have any questions about hosting a heat of your own or registering to participate in any 3MT heat, please email graduate.pathways@ubc.ca .

About UBC 3MT

UBC Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic competition that assists current graduate students with fostering effective presentation and communication skills. Participants have just three minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their research project to a non-specialist audience.

3MT was developed by The University of Queensland in 2008, and UBC was one of the first universities in North America to host a 3MT competition in 2011. Every year heats are held across campus beginning in February, with winners moving on to the UBC-wide Semi-Finals and Finals in March.