The following is a list of thesis defences taking place between Monday, Dec. 20 and Friday, Dec. 24.
Master of Arts in Geography thesis defence
Lena Adeetuk, a Master of Arts in Geography candidate, will defend the thesis “Rural Youths’ Perspectives on the Significance and Impacts of New Roads: The Case of Kaasa – Zogsa Road, Builsa North District, Ghana” on Monday, Dec. 20 at 9:30 a.m. in virtual format.
The examination committee includes Dawn Zinga, Chair; David Butz, Supervisor; Godwin Arku, External Examiner (Professor, Department of Geography and Environment, Western University); Jeff Boggs, Graduate Program Director; and Chris Fullerton and Tony Shaw, Committee Members.
Master of Arts in Child and Youth Studies thesis defence
Nicole Sinha, a Master of Arts in Child and Youth Studies candidate, will defend the thesis “Measuring the Reading-Attention Relationship: Functional Differences in Working Memory Activity During Single Word Decoding in Children With and Without Reading Disorder” on Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 9:30 a.m. in virtual format.
The examination committee includes Dawn Zinga, Chair; Jan Frijters, Supervisor; Karen Campbell, External Examiner (Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging, Department of Psychology, Brock University); Hannah Dyer, Graduate Program Director; and Erin Panda, Committee Member Ayda Tekok-Kilic, Committee Members.
Master of Science in Biological Sciences thesis defence
Luc J. Wasilewicz, a Master of Science in Biological Sciences candidate, will defend the thesis “Investigating the modulation of Drosophila melanogaster body-wall muscle contraction by the neuropeptide DPKQDFMRFamide” on Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. in virtual format.
The examination committee includes Thad Harroun, Chair; Joffre Mercier, Supervisor; Rosa da Silva, External Examiner (Department of Biology, McMaster University); and Cheryl McCormick and Gaynor Spencer, Committee Members.