Articles tagged with: Biological Sciences

  • Oct 14 – Master of Science Thesis Defence – Jessie L. de Haan

    Master of Science thesis defence

    Jessie L. de Haan, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences, will defend her thesis titled “The ecological and physiological consequences of sun vs. shade nesting for the small carpenter bee, Ceratina calcarata, and their offspring” on Thursday, Oct 14, 2021 at 10:30 a.m., in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Maureen Reedyk, Chair; Miriam Richards, Supervisor; Brent J. Sinclair, External Examiner (Western University); and Gaynor Spencer and Glenn Tattersall, Committee Members.

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  • Sept 23 – Master of Science thesis defence – Mohamed Lahbib ben Kalifa

    Master of Science thesis defence

    Mohamed Lahbib ben Kalifa, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences, will defend his thesis titled “Selecting cover crop species for vineyards of the Niagara region” on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 at 1 p.m. in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Liette Vasseur, Supervisor; Mehdi Sharifi, External Examiner (AAFC); and Sudarsana Poojari and Justin Renkema, Committee Members.

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  • Doctor of Philosophy Thesis Defence – Margaret Thibodeau – June 10

    Doctor of Philosophy thesis defence

    Margaret Thibodeau, Doctor of Philosophy candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences, will defend her thesis titled “Thermal tasting: methodological considerations and implications for alcohol behaviour” on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 3:30 p.m., in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Brian D. Roy, Chair; Gary Pickering, Supervisor; Joanne Hort, External Examiner (Massey University, NZ); Sidney J. Segalowitz, Internal External Examiner; Cheryl McCormick and Ping Liang, Committee Members.

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  • Doctor of Philosophy thesis defence – Shasha Hu – June 2

    Doctor of Philosophy thesis defence

    Shasha Hu, Doctor of Philosophy candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences, will defend her thesis titled “Metarhizium robertsii interactions with Phaseolus vulgaris (Haricot Bean)” on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 3 p.m., in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Brian D. Roy, Chair; Michael Bidochka, Supervisor; Travis Glare, External Examiner (Lincoln University, New Zealand); Rick Cheel, Internal External Examiner; David Liscombe and Alan Castle, Supervisory Committee Members.

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  • Jan 6 – Master of Science Thesis Defence – Leah de Felice Renton

    Master of Science thesis defence

    Leah de Felice Renton, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences, will defend her thesis titled “Hard Pressed To Find A Difference:

    Evaluating the total tannin content of Cabernet franc L cv. wines, made using pre- and post-fermentation pressing treatments” on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 at 1 p.m. in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Debra L. Inglis and Belinda Kemp, Co-Supervisors; Karine Pedneault, External Examiner (University of Sainte-Anne); and Heather Gordon and Vincenzo De Luca, Committee Members.

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  • Jan 8 – Master of Science Thesis Defence – Michael Tolentino

    Master of Science thesis defence

    Michael Tolentino, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences, will defend his thesis titled “Involvement of the Endocannabinoid System in the Ependymoglial Response to Spinal Cord Regeneration in the Mexican Axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum ” on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 at 11 a.m. in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Robert Carlone, Supervisor; Val A. Fajardo, External Examiner (Department of Kinesiology, Brock University); and Aleksander Necakov and Gaynor Spencer, Committee Members.

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  • Nov 4 – Master of Science Thesis Defence – Alex N. M. Proulx

    Master of Science thesis defence

    Alex N. M. Proulx, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences, will defend his thesis titled “Demography and molecular ecology of the solitary halictid Lasioglossum zonulum: with observations on Lasioglossum leucozonium” on Wednesday, Nov. 4 2020 at 1 p.m. in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Miriam Richards, Supervisor; Jess Vickruck, External Examiner (AAFC); and Fiona Hunter and Alan Castle, Committee Members.

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  • Sept 14 – Master of Science Thesis Defence – Taylor Lidster

    Master of Science thesis defence

    Taylor Lidster, a Master of Science candidate in the Department Biological Sciences, will defend her thesis titled “Investigating how Notch, and JAK/STAT Signaling Synergistically Regulate Intestinal Stem Cell Homeostasis Using Engineered Optogenetic Alleles” on Monday, September 14 at 11 a.m. in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Aleksandar Necakov, Supervisor; Phillip Karpowicz, External Examiner (University of Windsor); and Jeffrey Stuart and Robert Carlone, Committee Members.

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  • July 8 – Doctor of Philosophy Thesis Defence – Sarah Eleanor Walker

    Doctor of Philosophy thesis defence

    Sarah Eleanor Walker, Doctor of Philosophy candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences, will defend her thesis titled “Investigating the Role of MicroRNAs in Regeneration and Axonal Pathfinding” on Wednesday, July 8, at 2 p.m., in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Wendy Ward, Chair; Robert Carlone and Gaynor Spencer, Co-Supervisors; Sarah McFarlane, External Examiner (University of Calgary); Rebecca MacPherson, Internal External Examiner; Cheryl McCormick and Aleksandar Necakov, Committee Members.

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  • June 24 – Master of Science Thesis Defence – Steven Agnelone

    Master of Science thesis defence

    Steven Angelone, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences, will defend his thesis titled “Sleepers and Creepers, Colony Polymorphisms in Metarhizium robertsii” on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 11 a.m., in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Michael Bidochka, Supervisor; Myron L. Smith, External Examiner (Carleton University); and Glenn Tattersall and Alan Castle, Committee Members.

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