Keara Carter will graduate with a University of Saskatchewan engineering physics degree next month. (Photo courtesy of Keara Carter)

Game of Thrones final season included USask student

University of Saskatchewan (USask) student Keara Carter had the chance of a lifetime to play a part as an extra in the final season of the popular HBO series Game of Thrones.

The 23-year-old from Saskatoon appeared in three episodes of the final season of the show after being selected to work as an extra while studying abroad last year in Northern Ireland, one of the filming locations for the series. Carter was studying astrophysics at Queen’s University in Belfast when she worked on the series, which aired its final episode on Sunday night.

"My experience working on Game of Thrones was personally very exciting, as it is one of my favourite shows," Carter told On Campus News. "To be in costume and working on sets that I had seen on TV was quite surreal. The best part was the people who I got to meet and work with. It was especially exciting to be working with the cast on some of their final filming days."

Carter plans to return overseas this summer to work on the series prequels that are upcoming.

"I will be moving back to Belfast within the next couple of months to film the prequels," she said. "How long I stay will depend on what I decide to do post-grad."

Carter has now completed her Bachelor of Science in Engineering (engineering physics) and is scheduled to take part in USask Spring Convocation at Merlis Belsher Place next month. She has also received two student awards this spring, earning the James and Belva Martin Engineering Scholarship as well as a Nasser Family Award in Engineering.

You can read more about Carter’s Games of Thrones experience on the CBC Saskatchewan website and CTV Saskatoon website.

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