3 Minute Thesis Competition, Physics and Astronomy Heat

Thursday March 2, 2023   4-5:15pm in Colloquium, in HENN 201

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic competition that assists current graduate students with fostering effective presentation and communication skills. Participants have just three minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their research project to a non-specialist audience. Over 200 universities participate in this fun, highly informative and very entertaining event. UBC was one of the first Universities in North America to host a 3MT competition.

Our PHAS department has been participating since 2014,and almost every year we've had PHAS grad students advance to the UBC Semi-finals, and almost every year, through to the UBC 3MT FINALs.

Register for the 2023 UBC Physics and Astronomy Heat of 3MT

For full information, schedule, rules, eligibility, coaching sessions, judging criteria etc, see UBC 3 Minute Thesis

Please note that two of our recent PHAS finalists who placed in the top 3 (and won cash prizes!) in the past 4 years took advantage of the 3MT Personal Presentation Feedback Sessions (20 min by appointment) Register for Feedback Session

After the UBC PHAS 3MT heat, the top PHAS presentation(s) will advance to the UBC-wide Semifinals, and hopefully we'll have a PHAS grad make it through to the UBC Finals, and maybe even the Canadian nationals and the International 3MT competition again!

2023 UBC-wide 3MT Semi-Finals and Finals:

Full details, times for the UBC-wide Semi-Finals and Finals will be on the UBC 3MT schedule

The overall UBC 3MT winner will advance to the Western Canadian National 3MT Competition at U Saskatchewan this year.

Check out some UBC finalists and watch their 3MTs from past years:

Preparing for the 3MT

UBC Graduate Studies offers Resources to help you prepare for 3MT

Questions? Janis McKenna (janis@physics.ubc.ca)