3MT Participant Registration

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition is a skills development activity which challenges scholarly research and creativity-based graduate students to explain their research project or thesis to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes.

Preliminary Heats:
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
8:30am - 4:30pm (each heat is approximately 40 minutes long, you only need to be present for the heat in which your presenting)
Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, The Student Union Building

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
McInnes Room, 2nd Floor, The Student Union Building

Registration is open until February 21st. A detailed schedule of the competition will be released after registration closes.


  • Students must be in a research-based Master's or PhD program at Dalhousie.

  • Students must not yet have graduated.

  • Students who have already defended but have not yet graduated are eligible to compete.

  • Students must be available to present in person. It is not possible to have someone present on your behalf.

Please visit http://dal.ca/grad/3mt for more event details including the competition rules.
1. Last Name
2. First Name
3. B00 Number
4. Dalhousie email address
5. Department
6. I am a
Master's student  
PhD student  
7. Supervisor name(s)
8. 3MT Title (Does not have to be the same as your thesis title)
9. Optional - brief summary (please provide a 50-75 word summary of your topic, remember you're targeting an intelligent but non-specialist audience. This summary may be used in 3MT promotional materials.)

Please indicate your preferred time slot(s) for the preliminary heats.

Students will be randomly sorted into heats and we will do our best to ensure you're placed in one of your preferred times. Number of heats and their times are determined once registration closes, based on the number of participants.

You are encouraged to pick more than one slot!

Early morning (8:30am - 10:00am)  
Late morning (10:00am - 12:00pm)  
Early afternoon (12:30pm - 2:30pm)  
Late afternoon (2:30pm - 4:30pm)  
11. One last thing! We'd love to know how you found out about 3MT registration this year:
Social media  
Fellow student  
Department or supervisor