Any student who is active in an SFU master's or PhD program will be eligible to participate in SFU's 3MT competition. Alumni are not eligible.
- Students with their thesis under submission are eligible
Even if you have already defended in the Spring term, you may still compete until the final thesis submission deadline at the end of April.
- Students in Non-Thesis programs are eligible to compete at SFU
While the international 3MT rules exclude our non-thesis grad students, we will be including all of our graduate students in our university-level competition. However, non-thesis students are not able to compete at the Western Regional and the National 3MT Competitions. (The top SFU thesis-based student finalist will proceed to those events.)
Timing of Degree Completion
Competitors who are eligible on the date of their first presentation shall remain so, irrespective of subsequent changes to their status.
Your presentation should be directly related to your graduate program research and thesis/dissertation. Your research does not have to be completed.
Representation at Subsequent Heats
Please note that the winners of each heat or final are expected to represent their faculties at the next stage of the competition. If a winner is unable to attend the final, the runner-up will proceed to the next round of the competition in his or her place.
The wildcard competition is open to graduate students who can't attend their faculty heat or whose faculty did not have a heat.
There will be a People’s Choice winner from each heat. The People's Choice winners receive a prize, but do not proceed to the Final to compete for the top prizes. At the final, the audience will select another People's Choice winner.