(COLLEGE FIX) — A student at Canada’s Simon Fraser University is set to graduate this month with an MA in education … based on her submission of a 236-page thesis in comic book format.

Secondary school art teacher Meghan Parker is the first (Canadian) student to complete such a thesis — which “explor[es] Parker’s personal experiences and reflections as a new teacher in the public-school system” — in this manner.

Parker said her project “is a humorous, playful and empathetic portrayal of my lived experiences but also explains why the arts matter, arguing that through the arts we can connect with one another, finding our common humanity.”

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