•  OCAD U’s 3MT: 2015

What:  Three Minute Thesis (3MT®)
When: Monday March 9th, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Lambert Lounge @ OCAD University, room 187 at 100 McCaul
DEADLINE: Friday, February 27th, 2015.

The challenge: In three minutes or less, using a single “slide”, convey the essence and importance of your Thesis or MRP research

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic competition that fosters effective presentation and communication skills among graduate students. Participants have just three minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their research project to a non-specialist audience. This year the regional competition will be held at the University of Western Ontario (http://grad.uwo.ca/3mt/).

3MT was developed by The University of Queensland in 2008, and is now held at twelve countries around the world. The Office of Graduate Studies is hosting OCAD University’s competition on March 9th, 2015.

The best presentation will go on to represent OCAD University at the provincial finals to be hosted at Western University, in London, Ontario, on April 23, 2015. The top presenter, runner up will receive cash prizes and travel support to attend the provincial event. The audience will also have a chance to vote their favorite presentation for the “People’s Choice” award.

Want to know more about 3MT? Check out their website here: http://threeminutethesis.org/

Eligibility: OCAD U Master’s students who have an approved thesis or Major Research Project (MRP) proposal on file with the Office of Graduate Studies.


  • A single, static PowerPoint slide is permitted
    • no animation or movement
    • No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files)
    • No additional props (e.g. costumes or instruments)
  • Must present in-person
  • Must relate directly to student’s thesis/dissertation research
  • Presentations limited to 3 minutes
  • Adjudicating panel decisions are final


  • 1st Place – $750 with travel support to attend the regional competition at the University of Western Ontario
  • 2nd Place –$500
  • People’s Choice – $100 Gift Card

If you’d like to participate in this great opportunity, You must submit a completed 3MT application to the Office of Graduate Studies (digitally) no later than Friday, February 27th, 2015. The application form is available here.

For more information please contact the Office of Graduate Studies:

Telephone: 416 977 6000 x423  – Please clearly state your interest in 3MT at the beginning of your message and leave a return phone number or email address.
Email:  gradstudies@ocadu.ca  – Please include “3MT” in the subject of your email
Twitter: @OCADUgrad
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