Registration for the Western final of the My thèse en 180 secondes are closed.

The contest will be held on March 28, 2023. More information to come!


Are you a master's or doctoral student? The Ma thèse en 180 secondes (MT180) competition is a unique opportunity to perfect your communication skills while giving you the chance to share your research in the public space!

After the success of the last few years, local finals will again be held in Atlantic Canada, Western Canada, the Prairies, Quebec and Ontario, and the winners of these finals will participate in the Franco-Canadian finals of the competition.

As part of the contest, each student must give a clear, concise, and convincing presentation of their research project in French, in three minutes, before a jury. MT180 is the French equivalent of the 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) which has been held for several years in Canadian universities and around the world.

By registering, you will be supported in the preparation of your presentation at an Acfas training session. To be eligible for the finals, you must be a master's or doctoral student in a Canadian university, who can present in French. Several prizes will be awarded to the winners of each category, and to the public's favourite. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to showcase your research across the country in a multidisciplinary context! 

Why participate?

  • Expand your network in the research community;
  • Share your research with the scientific community and a broad public;
  • Disseminate your research within the community;
  • Develop your communication skills;
  • To have first experiences of interviews in the media;
  • Have the chance to receive a grant;
  • Clarify your ideas for your thesis;
  • Develop your skills for your thesis defence or oral presentations.


  • January 27, 2023: Preparation workshop proposed by Acfas for students wishing to participate in the competition (free registration for participants from the Western final. Email to us to register)
  • March 28, 2023: Western final of the "Ma Thèse en 180 secondes" competition (online)
  • May 10, 2023: National Final of Ma Thèse en 180 secondes, which will take place during the 90th Congress of Acfas in Montreal.

To learn more about «Ma thèse en 180 secondes»


If you are a master's or doctoral student (all disciplines combined) registered at a university in Alberta or British Columbia and have a good knowledge of French, this contest is for you! 

  • Doctoral students who can express themselves in French
  • Master's students who can express themselves in French

(*see eligibility requirements)

PRIZES TO WIN (Bursaries)

  • Doctorate's prize
  • Master's' prize
  • "Coup de coeur du public" Award

Eligibility Requirements

To participate in the competition, candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements:

Doctorate's degree

  • Be enrolled or have been enrolled in a university in Alberta or British Columbia in a doctoral research program with a thesis (Ph.D.) during the current academic year (September 2022 to August 2023) or have completed their Master's or PhD;
  • Be able to represent BC and Alberta at the national finals on May 10 2023 (if applicable);
  • Be able to communicate in French
  • Be at a sufficiently advanced stage of their doctoral research project;
  • Not have won a jury or public prize in a previous national competition of Ma thèse en 180 secondes;

Master's degree

  • Be enrolled or have been enrolled in a master's program with a thesis in the current academic year (September 2022 to August 2023) at a university in Alberta or British Columbia;
  • Be able to communication in French
  • Be at a sufficiently advanced stage of their master's research project;
  • Not have won the jury or public master's award in a previous competition.

N.B.: International students enrolled in a master's or doctoral program in a Canadian university are eligible.

For more information, please contact:

Laurence Gagnon
Coordinator - Events & Communications
Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs 

Contact person per university

  • For participants from Alberta:
    Acfas-Alberta (
  • For participants from the University of British Columbia:
    Patrick Moran (
  • For participants from Simon Fraser University :
    Laurence Gagnon (
  • For participants from the University of Victoria :
    Pierre-Luc Landry (

«Ma thèse en 180 secondes»'s Western Final is made possible thanks to a financial support from: