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GI Member, Elise Vist, Wins Three Minute Thesis in the Arts Faculty

Friday, April 1, 2016

Elise Vist wins Three Minute Thesis competition for Arts Faculty

Elise Vist in computer labThe 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) is a university-wide competition for research-based masters and doctoral students at the University of Waterloo. Pictured above - 2015 university-wide finalists and competition judges.

Arts faculty heat winner and member of The Games Institute, Elise Vist (PhD candidate, English), will be presenting on “Queer Fans and Intimate Fandoms” and competing for the $1,000 prize and a place at the provincial competition. Elise says:

Three Minute Thesis is such an interesting exercise, especially for those of us with research that isn't immediately obvious as something "useful" or "productive." It's hard and stressful and a little scary to distill your work into an engaging presentation that gets across what you do, why you do it, and why other people should care that you're doing it, but I recommend it to anyone working on a thesis-length project. I have a better understanding of my own project, and a cool video to show people when they ask me what I'm doing with my life!