The following is a list of thesis defences taking place virtually from Monday, Aug. 23 to Friday, Aug. 27.
Master of Science in Computer Science thesis defence
Amirali Madani, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Computer Science, will defend his thesis “Multi-Guide Particle Swarm Optimization for Large-Scale Multi-Objective Optimization Problems” on Monday, Aug. 23 at 2:30 p.m. via video conference.
The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Beatrice Ombuki-Berman, Supervisor; Brian Ross, External Examiner; and Naser Ezzati-Jivan and Kyle Harrison, Committee Members.
Master of Arts in Applied Disability Studies thesis defence
Hanna Vance, a Master of Arts candidate in Applied Disability Studies, will defend her thesis “Evaluating Procedural Refinements to the Performance Diagnostic Checklist for Human Services” on Tuesday, Aug. 24 at 1 p.m. via video conference.
The examination committee includes Dawn Zinga, Chair; Valdeep Saini, Supervisor; Byron Wine, External Examiner (Chief Operating Officer at the Faison Center; Adjunct Professor of Applied Behaviour Analysis, Shenandoah University); Rosemary Condillac, Graduate Program Director; and Kimberley Zonneveld and Laura Mullins, Committee Members.
Master of Arts in Child and Youth Studies thesis defence
Grayson Hayes, a Master of Arts candidate in Child and Youth Studies, will defend her thesis “Beyond the Headlines: Examining Media Portrayals of Youth Climate Activists” on Wednesday, Aug. 25 at 2 p.m. via video conference.
The examination committee includes Dawn Zinga, Chair; Richard Mitchell, Supervisor; Natasha Blanchet-Cohen, External Examiner (Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director for Youth Work, Applied Human Sciences, Concordia University); Hannah Dyer, Graduate Program Director; and Shauna Pomerantz and Christine Tardif-Williams, Committee Members.