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Katharine Viscardis, Canadian Studies, "Locked Away And Out Of Sight" Trent Three Minute Thesis is generously supported by the School of Graduate Studies, Trent External Relations, The Trent Graduate Student Association, Catharine Parr Traill College, the Academic Skills Centre, The Office of the President, and the Office of the Provost.
There is also a personal aspect for Fernandez, whose grandfather had a stroke and has been living with its after-effects.
Burshtyn noted that the ability to talk about research in plain language is becoming increasingly important, especially in conversations with fundraising stakeholders.
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"Most of my experience of telling people about my thesis was through the science community, specifically the chemistry community.
"It has given me a lot of experience to being able to put it into layman terms, to be able to communicate with people from very different backgrounds." The research that Fernandez intends to pursue as a Ph D candidate focuses on a naturally occurring peptide in the body called apelin.