The following is a list of thesis defences taking place at Brock from Monday, June 10 to Friday, June 14.
All are open for the University community to attend.
Master of Science thesis defence
Andrea Barker, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences, will present her thesis defence on Monday, June 10 at 1:45 p.m. in PLZ 600F.
Her thesis is titled “Identifying the effect of clone and rootstock on viticultural performance, fruit composition and winemaking potential for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling, in Niagara, Ontario.”
Her examination committee members are Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Patricia Bowen, External Examiner (Summerland Research and Development Centre); Debbie Inglis and Jim Willwerth, supervisors and Committee Members; and Vincenzo De Luca and Belinda Kemp, Committee Members.
Psychology MA thesis defence
Master of Arts in Psychology student Jennifer Roters will defend the thesis “Responses to adversity in childhood: The effect of sex on attachment style and personality disorder traits” on Monday, June 10 at 10 a.m. in Plaza 600F.
The examination committee includes Dawn Zinga, Chair; Angela Book, Supervisor; Heather Chalmers, External Examiner (Associate Professor, Child and Youth Studies, Brock University); Michael Busseri, Graduate Program Director; and Carolyn Hafer and Andrew Dane, Committee Members.
Sociology MA thesis defence
Master of Arts in Critical Sociology student Sarah Marshall will defend the thesis “Whistleblowing and Moral Dilemmas in Policing: An Analysis of Police Culture and the ‘Blue Code of Silence'” on Tuesday, June 11 at 11 a.m. in WH 147.
The examination committee includes Rosemary Condillac, Chair; Tamari Kitossa, Supervisor; James Sheptycki, External Examiner (Department of Social Science, York University); Kevin Gosine, Graduate Program Director and Committee Member; and June Corman, Committee Member.
Social Justice and Equity Studies MA thesis defence
Social Justice and Equity Studies student Anella Bieteru will defend the thesis “Gendered Power Relations and Household Decision-Making in Rural Ghana: The Case of Zambo Community in the Lawra District of the Upper West Region of Ghana” on Wednesday, June 12 at 2 p.m. in STH 456.
The examination committee includes Dawn Zinga, Chair; Ifeanyi Ezeonu, Supervisor; Joseph Mensah, External Examiner (Department of Geography, York University); Mary-Beth Raddon, Graduate Program Director and Committee Member; and Andrea Doucet, Committee Member.
Master of Education thesis defence
Education student Nyasha Nyereyemhuka will defend the thesis “Student Equity and Inclusive Education Policy in Ontario: Perspectives of Three High School Principals” on Monday, June 10 at 2 p.m. in WH 147.
The examination committee includes Michael Mindzak, Chair; Alana Butler, External Examiner (Queen’s University); Renee Kuchapski, Supervisor; and Denise Armstrong and Louis Volante, Committee Members.