Thesis defences — Jan. 29 to Feb. 2

The following is a list of thesis defences taking place at Brock from Jan. 29 to Feb. 2.

All are open for the University community to attend.

Critical Sociology MA thesis defences

Critical Sociology student Mark Omiecinski will defend the thesis, “A Preventative Intervention: Staff Experiences Providing Harm Reduction in the Niagara Region,” on Monday, Jan. 29 at 3 p.m. in WH 147.

The examination committee includes Dawn Zinga, Chair; Carol Strike, External Examiner (University of Toronto); Trent Newmeyer, Supervisor; and Johah Butovsky and Paula Gardner, Committee Members.


Critical Sociology student Alaina Interisano will defend the thesis, “It’s a Privilege:” A Critical Examination of University Students’ Perspectives of Animal Experimentation Pedagogy in Canada,” on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. in WH 147.

The examination committee includes Francine McCarthy, Chair; Constance Russell, External Examiner (Lakehead University); Lauren Corman, Supervisor; and Kendra Coulter and John Sorenson, Committee Members.


Master of Science thesis defence

Aditya Joshi, a candidate in the Centre for Biotechnology, will present his Master of Science thesis defence by video conference on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 1 p.m. in WH 147.

His thesis is titled “A systematic view on mobile elements’ contribution to human transcriptomes.”

His examination committee members are Dr. Michael Pisaric, Chair; Dr. Teresa Crease, External Examiner, (University of Guelph); Dr. Ping Liang, Supervisor; Drs. Charles Despres and Travis Dudding, Committee Members.

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