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University of Toronto 3MT® Competition Humanities Divisional Heat

By Liam O'Leary

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Date and time

Thursday, March 23, 2017 · 12:30 - 3:30pm EDT


Grad Room 66 Harbord Street Toronto, ON M5S 1G2 Canada


University of Toronto 3MT® Competition Humanities Divisional Heat
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition is a University-wide competition for doctoral​ students. Participants have three minutes or less to present their research to a panel of non-specialist judges. The ​challenge is ​to present complex research information in an engaging, accessible, and compelling way.
UofT finals will be on Wednesday April 5th from 6-9pm.
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Registration opens on Wednesday, March 1st at 10am.

All entrants must be doctoral students (PhD, EdD, SJD, DMA) who have reached candidacy (completed all course work) by the registration date and must have made substantial progress on their research and analysis.
Presentations must represent the primary research of the student's graduate program thesis.
Students are required to inform their supervisors of their participation in the competition.
Presenters must agree to be​ photographed and videotaped and to allow those recordings to be made public.
​Winner of the University of Toronto competition must be available to attend the provincial finals.​

A single, static PowerPoint slide is permitted (no slide transitions, animations, or "movement" of any description are allowed), and the slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration and remain in view for the duration of the oration.
No additional electronic media (e.g., sound and video files) are permitted.
No additional props (e.g,. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted.
Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified.
Presentations are to be spoken in standard oratory prose (i.e., no poems, raps or songs, other than those that may be the target of research).
Presentations are to commence from the stage or at the podium.
Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through movement or speech.
The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.
The competition will be administered in English.

About the organizer

Organized by
Liam O'Leary

Graduate Programming Coordinator
School of Graduate Studies
Grad Room
66 Harbord Street
University of Toronto M5S 1A1

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