Thesis defences — May 31 to June 4

The following is a list of thesis defences taking place virtually from Monday, May 31 to Friday, June 4.

Child and Youth Studies PhD thesis defence

Natalie Spadafora, a PhD candidate in Child and Youth Studies, will defend her thesis “Talking during class, packing up books and name calling: Is it really that big a deal? An exploration of classroom incivility” on Tuesday, June 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in virtual format.

The examination committee members are Brian Roy, Chair; Anthony Volk, Supervisor; Christina Rinaldi, External Examiner (University of Alberta); Michael Savage, Internal Examiner; and Danielle Sirianni Molnar and Heather Chalmers, Advisory Committee.

Biological Sciences PhD thesis defence 

Shasha Hu, a PhD candidate in Biological Sciences, will defend her thesis “Metarhizium robertsii interactions with Phaseolus vulgaris (Haricot Bean)” on Wednesday, June 2 from 3 to 6 p.m. in virtual format.

The examination committee members are Brian Roy, Chair; Michael Bidochka, Supervisor; Travis Glare, External Examiner (Lincoln University); Rick Cheel, Internal Examiner; and David Liscombe and Alan Castle, Advisory Committee.

Applied Disability Studies Master of Arts thesis defence

Marie-Chanel Morgan, a Master of Arts in Applied Disability Studies candidate, will defend her thesis “Exploring the Reliability of an Objective Severity Tool to Classify Severe Problem Behaviour” on Friday, June 4 at 1 p.m. in virtual format.

The examination committee includes Dawn Zinga, Chair; Alison Cox, Supervisor; Griffin Rooker, External Examiner (Assistant Professor, School of Natural Science and Mathematics, Mount St. Mary’s University); Rosemary Condillac, Graduate Program Director; and Valdeep Saini and Jan Fritjers, Committee Members.

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