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WELCOME TO THE
3 MINUTE THESIS ( 3MT)
COMPETITION
FA C U LT Y O F X X
I N S E R T D AT E H E R E
WHAT IS THE 3 MINUTE THESIS
(3MT)?
•
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a university-wide competition for
research-based masters and doctoral University of Waterloo
students.
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Competitors have 1 static slide and 3 minutes to explain the
breadth and significance of their research to a non-specialist
audience.
HISTORY OF THE 3 MINUTE
THESIS (3MT)
• The 3MT was established by the University of Queensland (UQ) in 2008
and has quickly gained momentum in the years following it’s inception.
• In April 2014 more than 19 Canadian universities hosted a 3MT
competition, with the Ontario provincial finals being held at McMaster
University, Hamilton, Ontario
• On April 23, 2015 Western University, London, Ontario will host the 3MT
Ontario Provincial competition.
• In Spring 2015 the first 3MT National competition will take place. The
event will be virtual.
THREE MINUTE THESIS ( 3MT) AT
UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO
Canadian National Finals
(virtual event)
Spring 2015
Provincial Finals
Western University
April 23, 2015
Final Competition
University of Waterloo
April 2, 2015
AHS
Facultybased
heats
MATH
Facultybased
heats
ENG
Facultybased
heats
ARTS
Facultybased
heats
SCI
Facultybased
heats
ENV
Facultybased
heats
The number of final spots per Faculty-based heat will be calculated based on the number of students registered
per faculty.
3 MINUTE THESIS ( 3MT) PRIZES
• First prize winner: will be awarded $1000 and will advance to the
provincial 3MT finals on April 24 at Western University, London,
Ontario.
• Runner up: will be awarded $500.
• People’s Choice: will be awarded a prize.
3 MINUTE THESIS ( 3MT)
COMPETITION RULES
• A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted (no slide translations, animations or ‘movement’ of
any description, the slide is to be presented from the beginning of the presentation and remain
in view for the duration of the oration.
• No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted.
• No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted.
• Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are
disqualified.
• Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g no poems, raps or songs, other than those that may
be the target of research).
• Presentations are to commence from the stage.
• Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation
through movement or speech.
• Presentations must be made by memory; notes may not be used.
• The competition will be administered in English .
• The decision of the judging panel is final.
3 MINUTE THESIS ( 3MT) JUDGING
CRITERIA
• Communication style: was the thesis topic and its significance
communicated in language appropriate to an intelligent but nonspecialist audience?
• Comprehension- did the presentation help the audience understand
the research?
• Engagement- did the presentation make the audience want to know
more?
JUDGING PANEL
• Dr. X (to be announced by chair)
Department of X
• Dr. X (to be announced by chair)
Department of X
• Dr. X (to be announced by chair)
Department of X
• Dr. X (to be announced by chair)
Department of X
• Dr. X (to be announced by chair)
Department of X
INSERT PRESENTATION SLIDES
HERE
SHORT BREAK FOR THE JUDGES
TO DELIBERATE
AND THE WINNER IS….
THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING THE
FACULTY XXX
3 MINUTE THESIS ( 3MT) HEAT
Please join us:
• University of Waterloo 3MT final: April 2, 2015

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