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.
  • Judges for the finals will include President Andrew Petter



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

SFU Dining Services has contributed to refreshments for our SFU Finals event.