Thesis defences — Feb. 1

MSc in Physics — Laila Obied

Laila Obied will defend her thesis on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 9 a.m. in WH147. Her thesis is titled “Infrared Spectroscopy of Gadolinium.” Her examination committee members are: A. Joffre Mercier, chair; Silva Mittler (University of Western Ontario), external examiner; David Crandles, supervisor; Krill Samokhin and Thad Harroun.

MSc in Physics — Sepiedeh Pirasteh

Sepiedeh Pirasteh will present her thesis on Friday, Feb. 3 at 2:30 p.m. in WH147. Her thesis is titled “Crystallinity, Magnetic and Electrical Properties of Bi doped LaVO3 and self synthesized LaVO3+V2O3 composites.” Her examination committee members are: A. Joffre Mercier, chair; Rachel Wortis (Trent University), external examiner; Fereidoon Razavi, supervisor; Bozidar Mitrovic and David Crandles.

MSc in Biological Sciences — Brent Wiens

Brent Wiens will defend his thesis on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. in WH147. His thesis is titled “Functional genomics of BAHD acyltransferases in different varieties of the wine grape, Vitis vinifera.” His examination committee members are: Shyamal Bose, chair; Elizabeth Werelilnyk (McMaster University), external examiner; Vincenzo De Luca, supervisor; Adonis Skandalis and Sandra Peters.

MA in Leisure Studies — Richard Broer

Richard Broer will defend his thesis on Monday, Feb. 13 at 9:30 a.m. in WC204B. Title: “A basis for understanding volunteer coach retention in youth sports.” Supervisor: Trent Newmeyer; advisory committee: Philip Sullivan and Julie Stevens; external examiner: Joanne MacLean; chair: TBA.

MA in Leisure Studies — Jocelyn Murtell

Jocelyn Murtell will defend her thesis on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. in WH147. Title: “A Foucauldian Analysis of Power and Representation in an Attempt to Run a Photovoice Project with Youth.” Supervisor: Erin Sharpe; advisory committee: Cathy Van Ingen and Hans Skott-Myhre; external examiner: Brett Lashua, Leeds Metropolitan University; chair: TBA .

All are welcome to attend.

Posted on February 1, 2012

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