University of Guelph 3MT 2020 Final: Watch the Videos

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. Graduate students from all seven University of Guelph colleges have earned a chance to compete in the 3MT® campus final.

The winner of the University of Guelph 3MT® competition will move on to represent Guelph at the provincial competition hosted by the University of Windsor. For the first time, participants are giving their presentations in video format.



 University of Guelph 3MT Campus Final Results

The results are in! Congratulations to the winners of the University of Guelph 3MT® final. Thank you to all the participants!

3MT Winners

  • First — Sara Stricker
  • Second — Sage Handler
  • Third — Joshua Davis, Aidan England, Natasha Martin

People's Choice Award

  • First — Joshua Davis
  • Runner-up — Jeremy Cohen


Welcome from the Assistant Vice-President (Graduate Studies)


"Graduate students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance. The 3MT is not an exercise in trivializing research, but instead challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience."

— Ben Bradshaw | Assistant Vice-President (Graduate Studies), University of Guelph

 3MT Judging Panel

Meet the judges for the 2020 3MT® University of Guelph final.


Kim Cusimano

Kim Cusimano is the Interim Executive Director at The People and Information Network (PIN), an organization centred on community information and volunteer networks in Wellington County.

With a background in volunteer engagement and 25 years of experience as a leader of volunteers, Kim believes in active citizenship, meaningful engagement and the benefits of volunteering.

Owen Roberts

Owen Roberts is the University of Guelph's Director of Research Communications and an adjunct professor in the Department of Animal Biosciences. He is the editor of Research magazine.

Owen created the popular program Students Promoting Awareness of Research Knowledge (SPARK). He is known for promoting dialogue on agricultural issues on his blog, The Urban Cowboy.

Mike Schreiner

Mike Schreiner was elected leader of the Green Party of Ontario in 2009 and MPP for Guelph in 2018. He is a leading advocate for small businesses, local food and sustainable communities.

Mike is also an entrepreneur and small business owner as co-founder of the award-winning Local Food Plus organization, and owner of the Guelph-based WOW Foods and Earthdance Organics.

Diane Squires

Diane Squires is a partner at SmithValeriote Law Firm and has advised clients as a business law lawyer for more than 30 years. She is the chair of the Guelph Community Foundation.

Diane is active in the community and has been on the boards of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce, the Guelph General Hospital Foundation and the Guelph Business Enterprise Centre.


 People's Choice Award

The winner of the People's Choice Award is up to you! Support the University of Guelph's 3MT® finalists by casting a vote for your favourite presentation.

Watch the 3MT finalist videos and cast your vote using the Qualtrics survey. The video with the most votes cast during the period June 29 to July 12 will receive Guelph's 3MT People's Choice Award for 2020.


 Watch the 3MT Presentations

Select a student to watch their presentation for the 2020 3MT® University of Guelph final.



College of Arts


College of Biological Science


College of Engineering & Physical Sciences


College of Social & Applied Human Sciences


Gordon S. Lang School of Business & Economics


Ontario Agricultural College


Ontario Veterinary College