The following is a list of thesis defences taking place between Tuesday, Aug. 2 and Friday, Aug. 5.
Master of Science in Biological Sciences thesis defence
Olivia Rita Marie Bagshaw, a Master of Science in Biological Sciences candidate, will defend the thesis “Evaluating and targeting mitochondrial dynamics and plasticity in conditions of mitochondrial dysfunction” on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 1 p.m. in MCH 313.
The examination committee includes Yifeng Li, Chair; Jeff Stuart, Supervisor; Adam MacNeil, External Examiner (Brock University, Department of Health Sciences); and Jeffrey Atkinson and Paul LeBlanc, Committee Members.
Master of Science in Earth Sciences thesis defence
Onyinye Sandra Okafor, a Master of Science in Earth Sciences candidate, will defend the thesis “Dinoflagellate cyst record and paleoceanography through the Pliocene–Pleistocene transition at ODP Site 1143, southern South China Sea” on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 9:30 a.m. in virtual format.
The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Martin Head, Supervisor; James Riding, External Examiner (British Geological Survey, U.K.); and Francine McCarthy and Richard Cheel, Committee Members.
PhD in Psychology thesis defence
Kiana Lapierre, a PhD in Psychology candidate, will defend the thesis “Investigating the Conditional Adaptiveness of Adolescents’ Aggression from an Evolutionary Perspective” on Wednesday, Aug. 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. in virtual format.
The examination committee members are Brian Roy, Chair; Andrew Dane, Supervisor; Steven Arnocky, External Examiner (University of Ottawa); Michael Savage, Internal Examiner; and Teena Willoughby and Michael Ashton, Advisory Committee.
Master of Science in Biotechnology thesis defence
Mary Onyekwelu, a Master of Science in Biotechnology candidate, will defend the thesis “Transient and Pulse Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy on Photosystem I Reaction Centers” on Thursday, Aug. 4 at 11 a.m. in virtual format.
The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Art van der Est, Supervisor; Wade Johnson, External Examiner (Susquehanna University); and Jeff Stuart and Tony Yan, Committee Members.