Three Minute Thesis

The 2017 Three Minute Thesis competition is now open for registration on myInvolvement. To register:

  • Go to the 'Opportunities' section on the sidebar in myInvolvement
  • Select the option 'Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows'
  • Register for the specific heat (faculty/wildcard) that you would like to compete in

One slide. Three minutes.  Cash prizes.  Give voice to your thesis in SFU's annual 3 Minute Thesis competition.

The 3 Minute Thesis gives you a fun opportunity to talk about your research in a supportive and engaging environment. Benefits to students:

  • Improve your presentation skills
  • Share your work and make connections with other SFU graduate students
  • Develop knowledge translation strategies for your research 
  • Have a ready answer next time a relative asks about your work

Competitions to communicate your research are a great way to get noticed and build your professional skills. In addition, our research funders are looking for students with strong skills in knowledge translation. See University Affairs: Contests to communicate research gain in popularity.

Related contests (open to international students as well):

2016 Winning Presentation by Dan Peach, Biology: