2016 3MT Finalists
Finalists from the 2016 Three Minute Thesis competition.

February 21, 2017

Graduate research to take centre-stage at 3MT challenge

Social media’s impact on loneliness. Data sharing in the medical community. Exercise and the brain. Lead poisoning. Fighting obesity genes.

McMaster graduate students are examining many issues and challenges facing local, national and international communities. The 5th Annual McMaster Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition, happening on Thursday, Feb. 23, is an opportunity to share those research stories.

More than 50 graduate students have just three minutes and one static presentation slide to tell us about their research and its broader impact – in an engaging, accessible and compelling way. Adjudication panels feature non-specialist judges.

The competitors will present during four preliminary heats throughout the day, with the top three presenters moving on to the Final at 4 p.m. 

The event is hosted at the David Braley Health Sciences Centre in downtown Hamilton. The Centre is located at 100 Main St. W. the corner of Main Street West and Bay Street North. Preliminary heats run at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12 Noon, and 1:30 p.m. Twelve finalists will compete at 4 p.m.

For the latest information about preliminary heat winners on the day of the competition, follow updates on our Three Minute Thesis webpage

The winner of the 3MT receives a cash prize and the opportunity to represent McMaster University at the Ontario Provincial 3MT in April.

Members of the University and broader Hamilton communities are welcome to attend the event.