Thesis defences — Oct. 7 to Oct. 11

The following is a list of thesis defences taking place at Brock from Monday, Oct. 7 to Friday, Oct. 11.

All are open for the University community to attend.

Master of Psychology thesis defence

Jennet Baumbach, a Master of Psychology candidate, will defend the thesis “Tamoxifen or Estradiol Limited to the Induction Phase of Nicotine Sensitization Enhances the Expression of Locomotor Sensitization in Ovariectomized and in Intact Female Rats” on Monday, Oct. 7 at 10:00 a.m. in Plaza 600F.

The examination committee includes Frances Owen, Chair; Cheryl McCormick, Supervisor; Elena Choleris, External Examiner (Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science, University of Guelph); Michael Busseri, Graduate Program Director; Veena Dwivedi, Committee Member and Cameron Muir, Committee Member.

Master of Sociology thesis defence

Julia Kenny, a Master of Arts in Critical Sociology candidate, will defend the thesis “Social Problems and Moral Panic: Primary, Secondary, and Oppositional Definers in the Social Construction of Canada’s Opioid Crisis in Select Corporate Print Media” on Friday, Oct. 11 at 9:30 a.m. in WH 147.

The examination committee includes Dawn Zinga, Chair; Tamari Kitossa, Supervisor; Joel Best, External Examiner (Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Delaware); Jane Helleiner, Graduate Program Director; Jonah Butovsky, Committee Member and Michelle Webber, Committee Member.

Master of Science thesis defences

Tianyu (William) Dong, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Chemistry, will defend his thesis titled “Development of Field-deployable Nucleic Acid Testing Platforms” on Monday, Oct. 7 at 1p.m. in MC H313.

The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Feng Li, Supervisor; Tao Huan, the External Examiner (University of British Columbia); and Arthur Van Der Est and Tomas Hudlicky, Committee Members.

Kailey Meehan, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Biotechnology, will defend her thesis titled “The Development of a Time-Resolved, Vesicle-Based, Fluorescence Assay for the Activity of the Lipid Kinase Pik1″ on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 9 a.m. in Plaza 600F.

The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Jeffrey Atkinson, Supervisor; Julie A. Brill, External Examiner (University of Toronto); and Paul Zelisko and Aleksandar Necakov, Committee Members.

Aileen C. Williams, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Earth Sciences, will defend her thesis titled “In the Eyes of a Rover: An Educational Game Exploring the Ubehebe  Volcanic Craters, Death Valley California, which Mimics the Traverse of a Rover” on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. in MC D319.

The examination committee includes Melanie Pilkington, Chair; Mariek Schmidt, Supervisor; Paula MacKinnon, External Examiner (DSBN); and Richard Cheel and Po Ling Bork, Committee Members.

Reginald McLean, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Computer Science, will defend his thesis titled “Analysis of Swarm-based algorithms for Neural Network Training” on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 at 9:30 am in Plaza 600F.

The examination committee includes Uwe Brand, Chair; Beatrice Ombuki-Berman, Supervisor; Reena Yoogalingam, External Examiner (Brock University, Goodman School of Business); and Brian Ross and Robson De Grande, Committee Members.

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