Why Participate?


Why Participate in 3MT?

3MT is part of an effort to provide students with an opportunity to develop their oral communication and presentation skills.

Skills Training for Research Students

The exercise develops academic, presentation and research communication skills, while developing research students' ability to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

Building Research Culture in Schools and Institutes

3MT provides a valuable opportunity for research students to come together, get to know one another and talk about their research. It also provides a supportive environment in which the Faculty of Science can provide presentation skills training.

Building External Relations for the University

Participants in the Faculty of Science 3MT competition may also participate in Memorial's 3MT, hosted by the School of Graduate Studies. The winner of that competition can go on to represent the university at a national competition which, in itself, provides an excellent networking and professional development opportunity. Competitors will also benefit from raising the profile of their research accross the univeristy and the local community.


First Prize: $500
Runner Up: $250