Putting your presentation skills to good use: Three Minute Thesis

Daisy Raudales


In my last entry, I told you about how important preparation is for any presentation. In particular, we looked at all the work that goes into Three Minute Thesis (3MT®).

In case you need a refresher, 3MT® is a university-wide competition where master’s and PhD students present their research in an engaging and compelling way, using only one static slide, in three minutes or less!  

Not only is 3MT® an excellent opportunity for our future master’s and PhD students to show off their research, the event also demonstrates the benefits of prepping your presentation skills.

Twenty-three of Ontario Tech University’s master’s and PhD students took the stage to compete for the 3MT® title. With only three minutes on the clock, candidates were challenged to present their complex research before a panel of non-specialist judges. Six talented students then advanced to the final showdown. Here are the results!


3MT® 2019 winner

Sarah Habibi (Applied Bioscience PhD candidate) emerged in first place for her talk about saving livestock from parasites. Earning $1,000 and the title of 3MT® champion, Sarah moves on to the provincial finals at McMaster University. 

Sarah Habibi during the Three Minute Thesis presentation 


Elysabeth Reavell-Roy (Applied Bioscience PhD candidate) earned the runner-up spot with her presentation about Biofuel Production: Small Changes, Big Impact

Elysabeth Reavell-Roy during her presentation 

People’s Choice winner 

Nadia Laschuk (Materials Science PhD candidate) explored how Chemistry is in Fashion.

Nadia Laschuk during her presentation

Watch the rest of the finalists’ presentations on our 3MT® website.

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