The following is a list of thesis defences taking place at Brock from Dec. 18 to 22.
All are open for the University community to attend.
Master of Science thesis defences
Lisha Wang, a candidate in the Department of Earth Sciences, will present her Master of Science thesis defence on Monday, Dec. 18, at 10 a.m. in WH 147.
Her thesis is titled “Chemostratigraphy of the Latest Cambrian at the Ordovician GSSP.”
Her examination committee members are Dr. Ping Liang, Chair; Dr. Ed Landing, External Examiner, (New York State Museum, Albany, New York); Dr. Uwe Brand, Supervisor; and Dr. Nigel Blamey, Dr. Martin Head and Dr. Francine McCarthy, Committee Members.
Yosra Kazemi, a candidate in the Department of Computer Science, will present her Master of Science thesis defence on Monday, Dec. 18, at 10 a.m. in Plaza 600F.
Her thesis is titled “A Deep Learning Pipeline for Classifying Different Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease from fMRI Data.”
Her examination committee members are Dr. Maureen Reedyk, Chair; Dr. Adil Khan, External Examiner, (Innopolis University); Dr. Sheridan Houghten, Supervisor; and Dr. Beatrice Ombuki-Berman and Ke Qiu, Committee Members.
Master of Arts thesis defences
Tyler Harrison, a candidate in the Department of Sport Management, will defend his Master of Arts thesis by video conference on Monday, Dec. 18 from noon to 3 p.m. in Walker Complex 203.
His thesis is titled “From the Desk of the Canadian Athletic Director; Perceptions of Core Competencies in Ontario University Athletics (OUA).”
The examination committee members are Dr. Christopher Chard, Supervisor; Kirsty Spence and Luke Potwarka, Advisory Committee; Dr. Joanne MacLean, External Examiner (University of Fraser Valley); and Dr. Hilary Findlay, Chair.
Sustainability Science and Society student Tyler Prince will defend the Master of Arts thesis, “Postglacial reconstruction of fire history from a small lake in southwest Yukon using sedimentary charcoal and pollen,” on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. in WH 147.
The examination committee includes Diane Dupont, chair; Brian Cumming, External Examiner (Queen’s University); Michael Pisaric, supervisor; and Kevin Turner and Bronwyn Hancock (Yukon College), committee members.
Department of Applied Disability Studies student Talia Ennett will defend the Master of Arts thesis, “Comparison of TAGteach Error-Correction Procedures to Teach Beginner Yoga Poses to Novice Practitioners” on Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. in WH 147.
The examination committee includes Diane Dupont, chair; Raymond Miltenberger, External Examiner (University of South Florida); Kimberley Zonneveld, supervisor; and Tricia Vause and David Ditor, committee members.
PhD in Educational Studies Comprehensive Portfolio Defence
Education student Susan Docherty-Skippen will defend the portfolio “From Surface to Depth – Tracing the Development of an Aesthetic Currere” on Monday, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. in WH 147.
The examination committee includes Susan Drake, Chair; Fiona Blaikie, External Examiner; Hilary Brown, Supervisor; Lissa Paul, Committee Member; and Pauline Sameshima, Committee Member (Lakehead University).