Three Minute Thesis

Semi-Final Faculty Heats

  • Faculty Heats will be held in February
  • Prizes for Faculty Heats will be announced by each Faculty (will be around $400 for first place and $150 for people's choice prizes)

People's Choice Winner

  • A "People's Choice" winner will be selected during each semi-final round. This winner will be determined through an audience vote.


  • The best presenter across the university will receive $1,000.
  • The second place finisher will receive $500.
  • The audience at the Finals will be polled to select a finalist as the People's Choice winner, who will receive $250.



Our prizes have been generously donated by SFU's VP Academic, VP Research and the Dean of Graduate Studies.