Your thesis. Your passion. 3 minutes!


Published: 30Nov2016


The 3MT/MT180 is a presentation and communication skills competition that takes place at universities around the globe. Participating in the competition will give you the chance to communicate your leading-edge research to a non-specialist audience. The challenge… you will have only three minutes and a single slide to do so.

Submit your application HERE!

To enter the competition, submit a 200-word research summary, along with a 30-second video introducing your research. The submissions can be made in either English or French; however, the French competition (ACFAS Ma thèse en 180 secondes) is open to doctoral students only.

It doesn’t stop there! McGill is now offering an extensive training for students who submit. You will have the opportunity to receive personalized feedback in preparation for the first round of competitions. The McGill 3MT/MT180 heats will take place on February 7th & 9th, 2017 (Students will only need to compete on one day).

From there, only 10 to 12 students will be selected from the heats to move forward and compete at the McGill 3MT/MT180 finals, held on March 15th, 2017.

Winners will be selected from the final competition to represent McGill at the CAGS 3MT Eastern regional finals (location to be confirmed), and the concours ACFAS Ma thèse en 180 seconds held at McGill. In addition, the audience and viewers will be able to cast their vote for the People’s Choice Award.

Mark your calendars and don’t miss this amazing opportunity to cultivate your presentation skills and share your passion with a broad audience!

For more information, please email skillsets [at]

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