Why Participate in 3MT?

The 3MT is part of an effort to provide students with an opportunity to develop their oral communication and presentation skills.

Skills Training for Research Students

The exercise develops academic, presentation and research communication skills, while developing research students' ability to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

Building Research Culture in Institutions

3MT provides a valuable opportunity for research students to come together, get to know one another and talk about their research. It also provides a supportive environment in which Schools and Institutes can provide presentation skills training.

Building External Relations for Your Institution

The 3MT 1st prize winner may go on to participate in the national competition which provides an excellent professional development opportunity. Competitors will also benefit from raising the profile of their research across Canada.


  • 1st: $1000
  • 2nd: $500
  • 3rd: $250


3MT® resources on this website have been generously provided by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. 


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