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3MT & MT180 Competitions

The Three Minute Thesis and Ma thèse en 180 secondes competitions are annual, international events that challenge graduate students to present their research in easy-to-understand terms to a non-specialist audience.  

MA and PhD levels are challenged to share their research in an easy-to-understand format, and in just under 3 minutes. Experience academic research in a new way: no props, no jargon; just a single PowerPoint slide and 180 seconds!

Concordia's 3MT Competition


How does it work?

Both doctoral and masters (thesis) students can compete in this competition. Interested students must have attended a GPSC405 - Concordia Three Minute Thesis Competition Orientation Session and a minimum of two coaching sessions to participate.

Participants can present in English or French.  English Masters and PhD participants are considered for the CAGS 3 Minute Thesis Eastern Canada competition. French PhD participants are considered for the Acfas Ma thèse en 180 secondes competition

What are the benefits?

  • Learn how to explain complex ideas in simple and understandable terms
  • Promote your research to a broad audience of faculty, students and the public
  • Develop a winning research pitch with the support of communication experts
  • Meet and network with other graduate researchers
  • Prizes for the winning presentations (see below)
  • Opportunity to participate in regional, national and international competitions

The prizes

  PhD Master
Winner $750 award $750 award
Runner-up $150 gift card $150 gift card
People's choice $100 gift card $100 gift card

Previous competitions & winners:

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