Upcoming Exams

Defences held in person have locations listed with the date below. Exams held via Zoom are by invitation only and are listed here for information.

Monday, 28 November 2022 - 9:00am - 5104, Earth Sciences Building, 2207 Main Mall

Sam Anderson
Department: Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Mountain Glaciers as Modifiers of Streamflow in Western Canada: Insights from Data Analysis and Machine Learning

Monday, 28 November 2022 - 11:30am

Reka Elizabeth Pataky
Department: Population and Public Health
Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Personalized Medicine: A Case Study in Advanced Colorectal Cancer

Monday, 28 November 2022 - 12:00pm - 309, Hennings Building, 6224 Agricultural Road

Robin Newhouse
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Using Displaced Tracks to Search Sterile Neutrinos in the ATLAS Detector

Monday, 28 November 2022 - 12:30pm - D215, Chemistry Building, 2036 Main Mall

Yi Ren
Department: Chemistry
Exploration of Factors that Influence Heterogeneous Ice Nucleation: Laboratory Experiments and Molecular Dynamics Simulations

Monday, 28 November 2022 - 4:00pm - 311, Advanced Materials Process Engineering Laboratory, 2355 East Mall

Tianxiao Ma
Department: Chemistry
A Comparative Study of DNA Self-Assembled Monolayers Made with Potential Control and Open-Circuit Potential on Their Thermal Stability and Functionality Using Electrochemical Techniques and In-Situ Fluorescence Microscopy

Monday, 28 November 2022 - 4:00pm - 335, Allard Hall, 1822 East Mall

Jason Stuart Leslie
Department: Allard School of Law
The Financialization of Housing in Canada and Federally-Backed Mortgage Securitization: Public Risks, Private Benefits

Tuesday, 29 November 2022 - 11:00am

Celina Guadalupe Solis-Becerra
Department: Agricultural Sciences
Decolonizing Palates: Indigenous Foods in the Culinary Scene of San Cristobal de Las Casas, Mexico. Opportunities to Promote Indigenous Food Sovereignty and Biocultural Diversity Conservation in a Post-Pandemic World

Tuesday, 29 November 2022 - 12:30pm - 3038, MacLeod Building, 2356 Main Mall

Robert C Fuller
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Blurring Boundaries: Towards the Collective Team Grokking of Software Product Requirements

Tuesday, 29 November 2022 - 12:30pm - 316, Liu Institute for Global Issues, 6476 NW Marine Drive

Madison Paige Stevens
Department: Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Exploring Complexity in Changing Practices of Care: A Mixed Methods Inquiry into Rights, Relations, and Knowledge in Protected Area Conservation

Wednesday, 30 November 2022 - 12:30pm

Anjum Khan
Department: Educational Studies
The Meaning of Home: Untold Stories of People From Dadaab Refugee Camp Studying at Canadian Postsecondary Institutions

Wednesday, 30 November 2022 - 2:00pm - 15th Floor meeting room, BC Cancer Research Centre, 675 W 10th Ave

Susanna Shu Xian Tan
Department: Experimental Medicine
A Novel Oncogene-Induced de Novo Model of Triple Negative Human Breast Cancer

Thursday, 1 December 2022 - 9:00am - Allard B101, 822 East Mall

Rivkah Gillian Glass
Department: Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies
A Daughter of Hebrew and Hellenes. Epiphany in Aseneth and Contemporary Ancient Greek Literature

Thursday, 1 December 2022 - 9:30am - D213, Chemistry D Block, 2036 Main Mall

Kristian Jeffrey Kiland
Department: Chemistry
The Temperature and Relative Humidity Dependence of Molecular Diffusion and Viscosity in Organic Aerosols and Films Relevant for Kitchens, Cities, Forests, and Fires

Thursday, 1 December 2022 - 12:30pm

Florian Lueskow
Department: Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Hidden Diversity in Gelatinous Zooplankton Assemblages from Selected Pacific Ocean Ecosystems

Friday, 2 December 2022 - 9:00am

Lisa Ruth Brunner
Department: Educational Studies
The Ethics of Edugration: Canada's Higher Education-Migration Nexus

Friday, 2 December 2022 - 9:00am

Elie Ritch
Department: Genome Science and Technology
Identification and Characterization of DNA Repair Deficiencies with Circulating Tumor DNA in Prostate Cancer

Friday, 2 December 2022 - 10:30am - 4114, Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, 2405 Wesbrook Mall

Siyue Yu
Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Development of Reporter Mouse Models to Evaluate and Optimize CRISPR/Cas9 Base Editing Therapeutics

Friday, 2 December 2022 - 12:30pm - 323, Buchanan Tower, 1873 East Mall

Craig Paul Stensrud
Department: English Language and Literatures
Scorching Irony: Anti-Hypocrisy in Antebellum U.S. Literature

Friday, 2 December 2022 - 1:00pm - 2202, Civil and Mechanical Engineering, 6250 Applied Science Lane

Seyed Arman Abtahi
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Hydrodynamic Interactions: Microswimmers Near Boundaries

Friday, 2 December 2022 - 1:30pm

Sara Victoria Press
Department: English Language and Literatures
Diagnosing Disparities: Unsettling Settler-Colonial Standards of Health and Normality in Canada and the United States

Monday, 5 December 2022 - 9:00am

Egor Larionov
Department: Computer Science
Constrained Dynamics with Frictional Contact on Smooth Surfaces

Monday, 5 December 2022 - 9:00am

Daljit Kaur Gill-Badesha
Department: Educational Studies
What’s at Stake and What’s at Play: A Case Study of Government and Non-Profit Stakeholders and Their Experiences of Power in the Early Stages of Collaboration

Monday, 5 December 2022 - 11:00am

Faten Farouk Abdelhafez Ahmed
Department: Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Role of Myostatin Signaling in Human Trophoblast Cell Invasion

Monday, 5 December 2022 - 2:00pm - 506, Frank Forward Building, 6350 Stores Road

Ali Fahrettin Kuyuk
Department: Mining Engineering
Numerical and Experimental Study of the Performance of Bulk-Air Spray Coolers and Renewable Cooling Systems for Application in Mine Ventilation

Monday, 5 December 2022 - 4:00pm - Room 200

Nicole Williamson
Department: Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Geochemistry of Shield Basalts from Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i: Exploring the Emergence of the Hawaiian Geochemical Trends

Monday, 5 December 2022 - 4:00pm - 3340, Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2405 Wesbrook Mall

Louis Lin
Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences
An Oral Physiologically-Based Pharmacokinetic Model to Predict Drug Absorption and Disposition of Vismodegib

Tuesday, 6 December 2022 - 9:00am

Ferhan Saleem
Department: Experimental Medicine
Optimizing Implementation of Adult Domiciliary Oxygen Therapy in Fibrotic Interstitial Lung Disease

Tuesday, 6 December 2022 - 2:00pm - 224, Biodiversity Research Centre, 2212 Main Mall

Elizabeth Natola
Department: Zoology
Reproductive Isolation Among Sphyrapicus Sapsuckers

Wednesday, 7 December 2022 - 9:00am

Tunc Morova
Department: Bioinformatics
Deciphering Non-coding Driver Mutations in Prostate Cancer

Wednesday, 7 December 2022 - 12:30pm - ANGU 435, Henry Angus, 2053 Main Mall

Liliana Patricia Castaneda Lopez
Department: French, Hispanic and Italian Studies
Imagenes Afro: Las Politicas de Representacion de la Subjetividad Negra en el Cine Colombiano Contemporaneo (2009-2017)

Thursday, 8 December 2022 - 10:00am - D215, Chemistry Building, 2036 Main Mall

Siwei Luo
Department: Chemistry
Coarse-Grained Theories for Fluids

Thursday, 8 December 2022 - 10:00am

Sarah Elizabeth Dickson-Hoyle
Department: Forestry
Restor(y)ing Fire Landscapes: Wildfire Recovery, Co-management and Restoration in Secwepemcul'ecw

Thursday, 8 December 2022 - 12:00pm

Arash Nikzad
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Modelling and Simulation of Chiral and non-Chiral Nematic Liquid Crystals Between Cylinders

Thursday, 8 December 2022 - 12:30pm - 3074, Ponderosa Commons Oak House, 6445 University Boulevard

Katarzyna Barbara Siedlaczek
Department: Educational Studies
Quality Assurance in British Columbia Higher Education: A Policy Analysis

Thursday, 8 December 2022 - 4:00pm - D324, Buchanan Block D, 1866 Main Mall

Graham Seth Moore
Department: Philosophy
Metasemantics, Moderate Inflationism, and Correspondence Truth

Friday, 9 December 2022 - 9:00am - 350, MacMillan, 2357 Main Mall

Thomas Matthew Brenner
Department: Food, Nutrition & Health
Formulating a Broad-Spectrum Bacteriophage Cocktail Against Pervasive Poultry-Associated Salmonella Enterica Serovars

Friday, 9 December 2022 - 9:00am

Luca Egoriti
Department: Chemistry
Transport Phenomena in Radioisotope Beam Production Targets

Friday, 9 December 2022 - 9:00am

Kristen Susan Cooke
Department: Music
From "Doubtful Privilege" to "The Solo in Every Concert": The Oboist's Tuning-A in John Corigliano's "Tuning Game"

Friday, 9 December 2022 - 9:15am

Shivani Gupta
Department: Chemical and Biological Engineering
Engineering Chinese Hamster Ovary Cell Recombinant Protein Glycosylation

Friday, 9 December 2022 - 11:00am

Shahed Khan Mohammed
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Bi-convex Model Based Reconstruction Methods for Magnetic Resonance Elastography

Friday, 9 December 2022 - 12:30pm - D215, Chemistry Building, 2036 Main Mall

Hayden Owen Scheiber
Department: Chemistry
Lithium Halide Structural Chemistry: Computational Analysis with Machine Learning, Quantum Chemistry, and Molecular Dynamics

Friday, 9 December 2022 - 12:30pm - 310, Neville Scarfe Building, 2125 Main Mall

Chelsea Dawn Beyer
Department: Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
From Disenfranchisement to Integration: Young Women's Narratives of Embodiment and Sexual Satisfaction

Friday, 9 December 2022 - 1:00pm - 223, Geography Bldg, 1984 West Mall

David Lawson Adams
Department: Geography
Gravel-Bed River Behaviour: Modelling and Analysis of Process Feedbacks over Spatio-Temporal Scales

Monday, 12 December 2022 - 9:00am - 246, ICICS, 2366 Main Mall

Vaden Masrani
Department: Computer Science
Advancing Variational Inference via Thermodynamic Integration

Monday, 12 December 2022 - 10:00am

Linda Elaine Pickthall
Department: Educational Studies
Promoting Transformational Learning in Nursing International Field Schools

Monday, 12 December 2022 - 12:00pm

Shelley Anne Moore
Department: Centre for Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education
Transforming Inclusive Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities in Secondary Academic Classrooms: A Multiple Case Study

Monday, 12 December 2022 - 12:30pm - Room 203

Nola Vera Accili
Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program
Statue, Bear or Rogue: Ecological Objects in Shakespeare and Jonson

Monday, 12 December 2022 - 12:30pm - 204, Chemical and Biological Engineering Building, 2360 East Mall

Ehsan Banayan Esfahani
Department: Chemical and Biological Engineering
Photodegradation of Per- and Poly-Fluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) using Vacuum-UV (VUV) Radiation

Monday, 12 December 2022 - 1:00pm - 1330, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall

Aarya Vaikakkara Chithran
Department: Neuroscience
Maintenance of Neural Circuits in the Adult Nervous System

Tuesday, 13 December 2022 - 9:00am - Room 200

Richard Angelo Bergen
Department: English Language and Literatures
The "Nature" of Allegory: Spatial Tropes in Medieval and Early Modern Allegorical Narratives

Tuesday, 13 December 2022 - 9:00am

Yusuke Sato
Department: Chemistry
Development of Process Analytical Technologies and Application for Complicated Reaction Conditions

Tuesday, 13 December 2022 - 9:30am

Andreas Pilarinos
Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program
Medications for Opioid Use Disorder among Young People: Evidence to Improve Treatment Experiences and Outcomes in Vancouver, Canada

Tuesday, 13 December 2022 - 10:00am

Hyeone Park
Department: Forestry
Multifunctionality of Community Gardens and Food Forests in Vancouver, Canada

Wednesday, 14 December 2022 - 9:00am

Derek Anthony Somo
Department: Zoology
An Integrative Analysis of Respiratory Capacity, Osmoreregulatory Function, Body Size, and Metabolism in Intertidal Fishes

Wednesday, 14 December 2022 - 9:00am

Alaa Eldin Magdy Abdelaal
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Human Skill Augmentation in Robot-Assisted Surgery

Wednesday, 14 December 2022 - 9:00am - 1416, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall

Shihao Wang
Department: Cell & Developmental Biology
The Cell Autonomous and Cell Non-Automous Roles of YAP1 During Pancreatogenesis

Wednesday, 14 December 2022 - 9:30am

Vishnu Rajendran Chandrika
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Enhancing Low-Cost Cellular IoT Networks on the Sidelink and Satellite Links

Wednesday, 14 December 2022 - 9:30am

Sarah Elizabeth Woodward
Department: Microbiology and Immunology
Using Population Dynamics to Uncover Key Barriers and Signals Involved in Enteric Infection

Wednesday, 14 December 2022 - 12:30pm

Mihai Serban Cirstea
Department: Microbiology and Immunology
The Gut Microbiota in Parkinson’s Disease

Thursday, 15 December 2022 - 9:00am - Room 200

Jorge Arturo Pena
Department: Microbiology and Immunology
Exploring Bacterial Communication Signaling in the Context of the Intestinal Microbiota

Thursday, 15 December 2022 - 9:00am

Qi Zeng
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Volumetric Real-Time Shear Wave Vibro-Elastography with Matrix Array Transducer - Imaging System Validation and Preliminary Results for the Liver

Thursday, 15 December 2022 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Andrew Stanislaw Santos
Department: Microbiology and Immunology
Characterizing Host Protein Post-Translational Modification in Pathogenic Escherichia Coli Infection

Thursday, 15 December 2022 - 12:30pm

Yigong Guo
Department: Food, Nutrition & Health
Nanoencapsulation and Buccal Delivery Systems to Augment Bioavailability of Insulin

Thursday, 15 December 2022 - 3:00pm - BC Hydro Theatre, Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), 2260 West Mall

Sarah Crosby
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Towards Improved Thermal Comfort Predictions and Building Energy Savings: Bayesian Modelling of Indoor Environmental Design Conditions

Friday, 16 December 2022 - 9:00am - Room 200

Sreeparna Vappala
Department: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Polycationic Inhibitors to Target Prothrombotic Nucleic Acids in vitro and in Mice Models.

Monday, 19 December 2022 - 12:00pm

Margarita Elizabeth MacAldaz
Department: Oncology
Identification and Characterization of Primitive Fetal Hematopoietic Cells

Monday, 16 January 2023 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Fraser Kendrick GermAnn
Department: Anthropology
In the Footsteps of a Demon King: An Ethnography of Ramakien's Tosakan within Bangkok, Thailand

Thursday, 26 January 2023 - 9:00am - Room 200

Caterina Minniti
Department: Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies
Glocalizing Archaic Sicily: Aegyptiaca and Mediterranean Entanglements

Friday, 27 January 2023 - 9:00am - Room 200

Gage Karahkwi:io Diabo
Department: English Language and Literatures
Who Hears the Listeners: Decolonizing the Process of Dialogue in First Peoples' Literatures