Doctoral Thesis Defences

Faculty of Graduate Studies




Doctoral Thesis Defences

PhD in Chemistry Thesis Defence – Roya Mirabdolbaghi
Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 1 p.m. in PL 600F

Roya Mirabdolbaghi, PhD student in Chemistry, will present her thesis defence on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 1 p.m., in PL 600F.  The title of her thesis is “A DFT Guided/Experimental Approach to Asymmetric Allylation and Phase-Transfer Catalysis.” Examining Committee members are: Dr. Alan Castle, Chair; Dr. J. Michael Chong, University of Waterloo, External Examiner; Dr. Travis Dudding, Supervisor; Dr. Maureen Reedyk, Internal Examiner; Dr. Costa Metallinos and Dr. Theocharis Stamatatos, Committee Members. All are welcome to attend.

PhD in Educational Studies Thesis Defence — Katia Ciampa
Tuesday, August 19, at 10 a.m. in WH 147 (Welch Hall)

Katia Ciampa, PhD student in Educational Studies, will present her thesis defence on Tuesday, August 19 at 10 a.m. in WH 147 (Welch Hall). The title of her thesis is “Mobile Books:  Effect of Engagement on Students’ Motivation and Cognitive Strategy Use.” Examining Committee members are: Dr. Jan Frijters, Chair; Dr. Terry Campbell, Nipissing University, External Examiner; Dr. Tiffany Gallagher, Supervisor; Dr. Lauren McNamara, Internal Examiner; Dr. Candace Figg, Dr. Jennifer Rowsell and Dr. George Zhou, Committee Members. All are welcome to attend.
 

PhD in Psychology Thesis Defence – Royette Tavernier
Monday, Aug. 25, at 2 p.m. in WH 147

Royette Tavernier, PhD student in Psychology, will present her thesis defence on Monday, Aug. 25, at 2 p.m. in WH 147. The title of her thesis is “A Longitudinal Examination of Bidirectional Associations between Subjective Sleep Characteristics and Psychosocial Functioning among University Students.” Examining Committee members are: Dr. Kimberley Gammage, Chair; Dr. Nancy Galambos, University of Alberta, External Examiner; Dr. Teena Willoughby, Supervisor; Dr. Heather Chalmers, Internal Examiner; Dr. Linda Rose-Krasnor and Dr. Dorothy Markiewicz, Committee Members. All are welcome to attend.
 

PhD in Chemistry Thesis Defence – Sun Hwa Lee
Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 1 p.m. in CRN 207

Sun Hwa Lee, PhD student in Chemistry, will present her thesis defence on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 at 1 p.m. in CRN 207.  The title of her thesis is “Half-sandwich Complexes of Ruthenium; Synthesis and Application to Catalysis.”  Examining Committee members are:  Dr. Nota Klentrou, Chair; Dr. Robert Morris, University of Toronto, External Examiner; Dr. Georgii Nikonov, Supervisor; Dr. Kirill Samokhin, Internal Examiner; Dr. Jeffrey Atkinson and Dr. Melanie Pilkington, Committee Members.  All are welcome to attend.

PhD in Applied Health Sciences Thesis Defence – Riaz Akseer
Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 9 a.m. in WC 203

Riaz Akseer, PhD student in Applied Health Sciences, will present his thesis defence on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 9 a.m. in WC 203.  The title of his thesis is “A Narrative Study of Patient Encounter Accounts of Physicians, Nurses and Medical Receptionists after Two Decades of a Paradigm of Patient-Centered Care.”  Examining Committee members are:  Dr. Julian Kitchen, Chair; Dr. Lee Smith Battle, St. Louis University, External Examiner; Dr. Maureen Connolly, Supervisor; Dr. Dolana Mogadime, Internal Examiner; Dr. Jarold Cosby, Dr. Gail Frost and Dr. Miya Narushima, Committee Members.  All are welcome to attend.

PhD in Educational Studies Thesis Defence — Rebecca Zak
Thursday, Aug. 28, at 2 p.m. in WH 147 (Welch Hall)


Rebecca Zak, PhD student in Educational Studies, will present her thesis defence on Thursday, Aug. 28, at 2 p.m. in WH 147 (Welch Hall).  The title of her thesis is “Raising Creativity:  Exploring How Creativity Can be Nurtured in Educational Contexts.”  Examining Committee members are: Dr. Nancy Francis, Chair; Dr. Gary Knowles, OISE/UT, External Examiner; Dr. Jennifer Rowsell, Supervisor; Dr. Dale Bradley, Internal Examiner; Dr. Michael Hoechsmann, Dr. Peter Vietgen and Dr. Carlo Ricci, Committee Members.  All are welcome to attend.

PhD in Psychology Thesis Defence – Lindsey Short
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 at 2 p.m. in WH 147

Lindsey Short, PhD student in Psychology, will present her thesis defence on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 2 p.m. in WH 147. The title of her thesis is “The Role of Experience in the Organization and Refinement of Face Space.” Examining Committee members are: Dr. Diane Mack, Chair; Dr. Alice O’Toole, The University of Texas at Dallas, External Examiner; Dr. Cathy Mondloch, Supervisor; Dr. Brent Faught, Internal Examiner; Dr. Karen Arnell and Dr. Kang Lee, Committee Members. All are welcome to attend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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