Mike Irvine, B.C. Masters Student, Defends Thesis Underwater


A University of Victoria student is making waves both on and off-shore after he became the first person in the world to defend his master’s thesis underwater.

Mike Irvine, who studies education, live-streamed his exam on YouTube Monday from six metres (20 feet) below the surface.

“It was a project that’s been evolving and growing for the past four years,” Irvine told The Huffington Post B.C. in a phone interview. “I wanted to share that diving experience with other people.”

See Huffington Post

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