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3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) 2018 Competition


Attention all Thesis-route Master's Students and Doctoral Students:

An 80,000 word thesis would take 9 hours to present…. Your time limit... 3 minutes.

Athabasca University's Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) will host our internal 3MT® competition virtually on March 21, 2018.

The first place winner of AU’s internal competition will go on to compete in the Western Regional 3MT® competition taking place at the University of Regina on April 27, 2018.

The winners from the Western Regional 3MT® competition will be eligible to compete in the National Competition, hosted virtually.

If you are thinking about competing in this years' event, then register for the Preparing a Winning 3MT®webinar, hosted by FGS and last year’s AU internal winner, Mohammad Belghis-Zadeh on March 2, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. (MST). Mohammad will deliver tips for preparing a successful 3MT® including, key elements of a winning presentation, refining your presentation skills, and captivating your audience, in this one hour webinar.  To register, contact

Cash Prizes

AU's Research Centre is sponsoring prizes for the top 3 AU contestants and travel funds for the 1st place AU winner to travel to the Western Regional 3MT® competition.

  • 1st Place AU FGS 2018 3MT award: $1000 (plus up to $800 travel expenses)
  • 2nd Place AU FGS 2018 3MT award: $500
  • 3rd Place AU FGS 2018 3MT award: $250

For further information, on rules, judging, how to videos, etc. Refer to the CAGS website

More information about 3MT®

Deadline to register for AU’s internal competition: March 15, 2018
To register, please contact

Updated February 05 2018 by Student & Academic Services

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