Three Minute Thesis CSAHS College Heat 2021

Three Minute Thesis. Founded by the University of Queensland

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. The competition challenges graduate students to present their research and its wider impact in three minutes or less to a panel of non-specialist judges.

Students from the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences (CSAHS) have submitted video presentations for the College Heat. The judging panel will select two participants to advance to the University of Guelph 3MT® Final Competition.


College Heat Judging Panel

Joshua Davis

MA Graduate, 2020 U of G 3MT® Finalist

Elisabeth Miltenburg

MSc Student, 2020 U of G 3MT® Finalist

Phil Loring

Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Environment & Geomatics


3MT® Judging Criteria


 People's Choice Award

The winner of the People's Choice Award is up to you! The video with the most votes cast will be named the CSAHS 3MT® People's Choice Award for 2021!

Briana Renda has been named the winner of the CSAHS 3MT® People's Choice Award for 2021.


Watch the Videos


Emma Kelly

MA Student, Criminology & Criminal Justice Policy

"LGBTIQ2S+ Perceptions of Procedural Justice and Police Legitimacy"

Emma Kelly Video Transcript

Briana Renda

PhD Student, Psychology

"Immediate and long-last effect of adolescent nicotine and stress exposure"

Briana Renda Video Transcript

James Roszel

MA Student, Public Issues Anthropology with specialization in International Development Studies

"Influences of Cultural Pedagogies and Activism on Environmental Policy Change in Vanuatu"

James Roszel Video Transcript


College Heat Prizes

The students with the top three presentations in the CSAHS College Heat, as selected by the judging panel, will be awarded a prize:

  • 1st Prize – $500
  • 2nd Prize – $250
  • 3rd Prize – $150

  • To participate in 3MT® students must currently be registered in a Master's (thesis or MRP only) or PhD program at the University of Guelph and have made substantial progress on their research and analysis
  • PhD and Master's students who have defended but have not yet graduated are eligible to participate
  • Presentations must be based on research that is directly related to the student’s graduate program thesis
  • Presenters must agree to be recorded

  • A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted (no slide transitions, animations or 'movement' of any description, the slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration)
  • No additional electronic media are permitted (e.g. sound and video files)
  • 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 word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs)
  • Presentations must be made by memory; notes may not be used
  • The decision of the adjudicating panel is final

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