The following is a list of thesis defences taking place between Monday, Sept. 18 and Friday, Sept. 22.
Master of Science in Biological Sciences thesis defence
James Mesich, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences, will defend the thesis “Characteristics of dominance: behaviours and hormones in a facultatively social bee species (Xylocopa virginica)” on Monday, Sept. 18 at 1 p.m. in CRN 207.
The examination committee includes Maureen Reedyk, Chair; Miriam Richards, Supervisor; Floria Mora-Kepfer Uy, External Examiner (University of Rochester); and Cheryl McCormick and Gaynor Spencer, Committee Members.
Master of Science in Management (Operations and Information Systems Stream) thesis defence
Jobandeep Singh Sethi, a Master of Science in Management candidate, will defend the thesis “Improving Patient Flow and Operational Efficiency in Emergency Rooms using a Discrete Event Simulation Approach” on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 8:30 a.m. in virtual format.
The examination committee includes Joesph Kushner, Chair; Reena Yoogalingam, Supervisor; Yavuz Gunalay, External Examiner (Bahcesehir University); and Anteneh Ayanso and Martin Kusy, Committee Members.
Master of Arts in Child and Youth Studies thesis defence
Kaitlyn Michener, a Master of Arts in Child and Youth Studies candidate, will defend the thesis “The Perceived Experiences of Volunteering: A Qualitative Study of Intergenerational Volunteerism in the Snow Buddies Program and Similar Volunteer Initiatives in Niagara” on Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon in virtual format.
The examination committee includes Rosemary Condillac, Chair; Heather Ramey, Supervisor and Graduate Program Director; Pauli Gardner, External Examiner (Brock University); and Asif Khowaja and Heather Chalmers, Committee Members.
Master of Arts in Applied Disability Studies thesis defence
Amanda Bailey, a Master of Applied Disability Studies candidate, will defend the thesis “Perception of Universal Design for Learning in Online Higher Education” on Thursday, Sept. 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. in PLZ 600F.
The examination committee includes Jonah Butovsky, Chair; Laura Mullins, Supervisor; Melody Viczko, External Examiner (Western University); Rosemary Condillac, Graduate Program Director; and Priscilla Burnham Riosa and Maureen Connolly, Committee Members.
Master of Arts in Applied Health Sciences (Nursing) thesis defence
Tara Lundy, a Master of Arts in Applied Health Sciences candidate, will defend the thesis “Community-Based Workers’ Health and Wellness: Supporting Women Survivors of Partner Violence” on Friday, Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to noon in WC 204.
The examination committee includes Zaida Rahaman, Chair; Joanne Crawford, Supervisor; Farah Ahmad, External Examiner (York University); and Sheila O’Keefe-McCarthy and Farhana Madhani, Committee Members.