The Faculty of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce that registration for the 4th annual Three Minute Thesis Competition is now open.

Three Minute Thesis challenges graduate students to present complex research in a clear, engaging and understandable way to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes.  It’s a fantastic opportunity to develop communication and public presentation skills that are important for your growth as a professional.  You’ll have an opportunity to meet other graduate students and to showcase your research to a diverse audience.


  • must be registered in a Master’s (thesis or project-based) or PhD program in the Spring (Jan-April) term of the competition.
  • 3MT presentations must be directly related to your graduate program research.
  • Presenters must agree to be video-taped.
  • Presenters must be available to present, in person, on the day of their heat. To advance in the competition, heat winners must also be available to present, in person, at the next stage of the competition. If a winner is unable to attend, the runner-up will proceed to the next round of the competition in his/her place.

3MT coaching and presentation skills sessions will be offered in January 2017 and the competition heats will take place in late February 2016.  Additional details can be found on the Graduate Studies website at

Register now to be a part of this fantastic event!

Carolyn Swayze
Coordinator of Information, Research & Communication

Faculty of Graduate Studies

University of Victoria| PO Box 3025

Victoria BC V8W 3P2 | Canada

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