Three-Minute Thesis (3MT)

2024 U of R 3MT Winners

2024 3mt winners 2024 3mt Salty Cows

Winner and People's Choice

Michael Mensah
Fresh Solutions for Salty Cows


First Runner-up

Breeann Phillips
The Landscape of Alzheimer's Disease


Second Runner-up

Maxine Adjei-Dadson
Media, Art, and Performance
Heritage Ghana: In Pursuit of a Ghanian Postcolonial Film Style

2024 Western Regional 3MT Competition

About 3MT

The Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) is an internationally recognized competition for thesis-based graduate students in which participants present their work and its wider impact in three minutes or less. The event helps graduate students present their research in an accessible and compelling way with the assistance of only one static slide. 

Competitors start by participating in heats that happen in mid-to-late February. The top eight students, as scored by a panel of judges, move on to the final in late March. The winner will receive a $1,500 prize and progresses to the Western Regional Final. The Throughout the process, there are opportunities for expert feedback and hands-on workshops and training, making 3MT an excellent way to develop your presentation and communication skills .

Review eligibility and judging criteria.


3mt 2024 brochure

Prizes and Rewards

1st Prize – $1,500

2nd Prize – $1,000

3rd Prize – $500

People's Choice – $500

The winner will represent the University of Regina at the regional competition later in the spring.

3MT Resources

This page serves as a valuable repository of resources curated specifically for your 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) project. These resources have been meticulously compiled from various North American universities, ensuring the highest quality of information at your disposal. Our commitment to excellence ensures that you have access to the most reliable and pertinent information to enhance the scholarly rigour of your 3MT project.
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Watch the U of R 2024 Competition

PhD biology student Michael Mensah took home the $1,500 first-place prize with his presentation Fresh Solutions for Salty Cows. Breeann Phillips presented The Landscape of Alzheimer's Disease and won first runner-up.  Maxine Adjei-Dadson won second runner-up with Heritage Ghana: In Pursuit of a Ghanian Postcolonial Film Style.

Read about the event here.




Parlez-vous français?

Check out the French-language 3MT contest!


L'Acfas et ses partenaires organisent à une finale nationale du concours Ma thèse en 180 secondes (MT180). Ce concours est l'équivalent francophone de 3MT qui setient depuis plusieurs années dans certaines universités.

Francois-Regis Kabahizi va représenter l'Université de Regina.

Plus d'informations.