Three Minute Thesis

Registration

To register for your faculty or a wildcard heat, please click the link for that particular event under the Faculty Heats section below. If you have questions, please contact Stevie Benisch at scb@sfu.ca.

2021 Competition

The 2021 competition will be held virtually. Heat formats for faculty and wildcard may vary within the Competion guidelines.

Faculty Heats

If your faculty is not listed below, you can participate in 3MT by signing up to the wildcard heat.

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Date & Time Location Registration Deadline
Tentative awards ceremony: March 22nd or March 23rd at 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Online TBA

Organizer's Contact: fasevent@sfu.ca

The Faculty of Applied Sciences will be holding an asynchronous heat. Video presentation will be judged online, and a live virtual event will be held to announce the winners and allow discussion between judges and presenters.

March 5: Deadline to sign up at: http://websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/394483906

March 10: Deadline to send video submission and PowerPoint slides to fasevent@sfu.ca

More details will be sent via email.

Cash prizes:

  • First place winner: $600
  • Second place winner: $200
  • People's choice winner: $200

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Date & Time Location Registration Deadline
TBD  Online March 5th

Organizer's Contact: fasssec@sfu.ca

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences will be holding an asynchronous heat. 

Host: TBA

Judges:

  • TBA

Cash prizes:

  • First place winner: $400
  • Second place winner: $200
  • People's choice winner: $200

Faculty of Communication, Art, and Technology

Date & Time Location Submission Deadline
March 29 Online March 21, 11:59PM

Organizer's Contact:

Students will submit their presentations asynchronously in video format.

Please check your email for more information directly from FCAT

Cash prizes:

  • First place winner: $400
  • Second place winner: $150
  • People's choice winner: $100

Faculty of Education

Date & Time Location Registration Deadline
March 23rd, 5:00-6:30pm PST Online (Zoom) March 9th 

Organizer's Contact: educedd@sfu.ca

Register Now as a Competitor or as an Audience Member

The Faculty of Education will be holding a live virtual event where competitors present their talk over Zoom to judges and an audience.

 

Cash prizes:

  • First place winner: $350
  • Second place winner: $150
  • People's choice winner: $50

Faculty of Environment

Date & Time Location Registration Deadline
Friday, March 12th 11:00AM Online March 10th

Organizer's Contact:

This heat will be a mix of synchronous/asynchronous presentations where students submit their videos in advance but we will hold a live virtual event to showcase the videos, vote for the People's Choice Award and announce the winners. Everyone is welcome.

Please register by March 10th to receive the Zoom link and List of Presenters. 

Cash Prizes

  • First place winner: $300
  • Second place winner: $150
  • People's choice winner: $100

 

Faculty of Science

Date & Time Location Registration Deadline Submission Deadline
Wednesday March 10, 2021     9:30-11:30am Zoom February 28, 2021 March 5, 2021

Organizer's Contact: scirec@sfu.ca

Details on how to attend the event will be shared closer to the date.

Resgister to Participate Now! 

This heat will be a mix of synchronous/asynchronous presentations where students submit their videos in advance, but the Faculty of Science will hold a live virtual event to show the videos and announce the winners. 

Host: TBA

Judges:

  • Gwenn Flowers, EASC
  • John Canal, Chemistry
  • Erin Barley, Biology

Cash Prizes

  • First place winner: $500
  • Second place winner: $200
  • People's choice winner: $200

 

Wildcard Heat

The wildcard competition is open to graduate students who can't attend their faculty heat or whose faculty did not have a heat. Participants are only allowed to compete once in either their faculty heat or the wildcard competition.

Campus Room Video Submission Deadline  
All campuses Remote March 15; 12:00 PM (PST)
 
       

Submit your video for the Wildcard Heat

SFU Final

The winner and runner up from each heat will proceed to the university wide final to compete for the top prize. A People's Choice winner will also be selected by the audience at the final.

Date & Time Location  
April 15, 2021 Online  

Western Regional Competition

We'll fly SFU's winner to the 3MT Western Regional Competition.

Organized by the Western Canadian Deans of Graduate Studies (WCDGS), up to 17 graduate students from Western Canadian Deans' Agreement participating universities are eligible to participate. The top three competitors at the Western Regional 3MT Competition will go on to compete at the National Canadian Competition. 

Date Host
May 13, 2021
Athabasca University - Virtual Competition

Please note that non-thesis students are not able to compete in the Western Regional. The top SFU thesis-based student finalist will proceed to the Western Regionals.

National 3MT Virtual Competition

Sponsored by the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS), three graduate students will move forward from the Western Regional competition to the nationals.

Date Contact  
TBD
TBD