Upcoming Exams

Final Doctoral Examinations are normally held in the Examination Rooms on the main floor of the Graduate Student Centre, at 6371 Crescent Road. Parking is available in the Rose Garden Parkade (underground), or outside the University Centre (previously the Faculty Club).

Examinations normally take 2 - 3 hours to complete. Exam room doors are locked once exams are in progress - Late entry is not permitted.

Doctoral Exam Rooms

Due to building renovations, the Graduate Student Centre will not be available for doctoral defences between April 10 and September 1, 2017. Doctoral examinations during this period will be held in the Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 North West Marine Drive, unless otherwise noted. Parking is available in the Rose Garden Parkade.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 - 9:00am - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Winton Hoy Kay Li
Department: Chemical and Biological Engineering
Hydrogen Peroxide Electrosynthesis in Solid Polymer Electrolyte (SPE) Reactors With and Without Power Co-Generation

Thursday, 25 May 2017 - 9:00am - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Laith Furatian
Department: Chemical and Biological Engineering
The Use of 185 nm Radiation for Drinking Water Treatment: Influence of Major Solutes and Temperature on the Degradation of Trace Organic Contaminants

Thursday, 25 May 2017 - 9:00am - Dorothy Lam Boardroom,BC Cancer Research Centre,675 West 10th Avenue

Anja Mottok
Department: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Characterization of Genomic Alterations in CIITA and Their Functional and Clinical Implications in Malignant Lymphomas

Thursday, 25 May 2017 - 9:00am - Room 1416, Life Sciences Institute , 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T

Kyle Aaron Burrows
Department: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Regulation of Intestinal Immune Responses by the Retinoic Acid Inducible Transcription Factor HIC1

Thursday, 25 May 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 207,Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Jennifer Lynn Dengate
Department: Sociology
A Year "Off": How Mothers Challenge and Conform to Gender on Maternity Leave

Thursday, 25 May 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Steffen James Cruz
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Single Particle Structure of Exotic Strontium Isotopes

Friday, 26 May 2017 - 12:00pm - Room 235, Henry Angus Building,2053 Main Mall V6T 1Z3

Matthew Daniel Regan
Department: Zoology
The Hypoxic Metabolic Response: How Time and PO2 Shape the Way Fishes Combine Aerobic, Anaerobic and Depressed Metabolism in Hypoxic Environments

Friday, 26 May 2017 - 1:00pm - Dorothy Lam Boardroom, BC Cancer Research Centre, 675 W. 10th Avenue

Catherine Enfield
Department: Oncology
A Multidimensional Approach to Understanding Lung Tumour Aggressiveness

Monday, 29 May 2017 - 4:00pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Daniel James Woodsworth
Department: MD/PhD Program
Characterizing the Granzyme-Perforin Pathway and its Utility as a Cell-to-Cell Delivery System for Cellular Therapeutics

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Sima Valizadeh
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Compression Efficiency Improvement for 2D and 3D Video

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 - 4:00pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Ursula Hope Neumann
Department: Cell & Developmental Biology
The Metabolic Effects of Leptin Therapy and Glucagon Suppression Therapy in Mouse Models of Diabetes

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 207,Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Desmond Ka Wing Lau
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Understanding ETS Transcription Factors: From Ordered Domain to Disordered Sequences

Thursday, 1 June 2017 - 9:00am - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Stephanie Leigh Sellers
Department: Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Vascular Biology of Marfan Syndrome: Angiotensin II Receptors, Losartan, and Nitric Oxide

Thursday, 1 June 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 207,Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Xiaoyue Zhang
Department: Forestry
Seismic Design of Timber Steel Hybrid High-Rise Buildings

Friday, 2 June 2017 - 8:00am - Room 3402 A/B, Centre for Brain Health, 2215 Wesbrook Mall

Kyla Anne McKay
Department: Experimental Medicine
Using Linked Health Data to Explore the Epidemiology and Impact of Mental Health and Health Behaviours in Multiple Sclerosis

Friday, 2 June 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 207,Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Benjamin Wallace
Department: Mathematics
Renormalization Group Analysis of Self-Interacting Walks and Spin Systems

Friday, 2 June 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Victor Li
Department: MD/PhD Program
Functional Characterization of a Novel NMDA Receptor Positive Allosteric Modulator

Monday, 5 June 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Yitian Liang
Department: Sauder School of Business
Economic Design in the Virtual World: The Fee Structure and Sales Mechanism in the Player-to-Player Trading Market in Online Video Games

Monday, 5 June 2017 - 12:30pm - Room D215, Chemistry Building, 2036 Main Mall V6T 1Z1

Fraser Pick
Department: Chemistry
Fun with Ferrocene: Synthesis of Polyiron Complexes Using 1,1'-Diaminoferrocene Based Ligands

Tuesday, 6 June 2017 - 9:00am - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Logan Campbell Macdonald
Department: Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Gating and Pore Block of the Human Ether-à-go-go Related Gene (hERG) Voltage-Gated Potassium Channel (Kv11.1)

Wednesday, 7 June 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 207,Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Rajiv Kumar
Department: Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Enabling Large-Scale Seismic Data Acquisition, Processing and Waveform-Inversion via Rank-Minimization

Wednesday, 7 June 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Conor Steckler
Department: Psychology
The Causality of Moral Judgments: New Insights into the Reasoning versus Intuition Debate

Wednesday, 7 June 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 400B, Music Building, 6361 Memorial Road

Justin Michael Henderlight
Department: Music
Marc-Antoine Charpentier's David et Jonathas: French Jesuit Theater and the Tragedie en Musique

Thursday, 8 June 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 207,Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Andrea Dominique Nuesser
Department: Political Science
Who Leads? Who Follows? Political Representation and Opinion Formation

Friday, 9 June 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Adam Arthur Solomonian
Department: Anthropology
It's Nice to See Old Friends Again": Family Photographs, Cultural Memory, and Archival Power at ch'atelich

Monday, 12 June 2017 - 9:00am - Room 207,Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Kairong Xiao
Department: Sauder School of Business
Government Interventions in Financial Markets

Monday, 12 June 2017 - 9:00am - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Stephanie Eiko Nakagawa
Department: Music
A Canadian Opera Aria Anthology for Soprano

Monday, 12 June 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Justin Alger
Department: Political Science
The Political Economy of Marine Conservation

Monday, 12 June 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 207,Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Samira Thomas
Department: Curriculum and Pedagogy
Grief and the Curriculum of Cosmopolitanism

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 207,Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Sean Patrick Kearney
Department: Soil Science
Integrating Field and Remote Sensing Approaches to Evaluate Ecosystem Services from Agriculture in Smallholder Landscapes

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Daniel Jesse Westlake
Department: Political Science
Multiculturalism and Political Parties: Exploring the Positions That Parties Take and Their Influence on Policy

Thursday, 15 June 2017 - 4:00pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Zheng Shi
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Conductance of Junctions of Multiple Interacting Quantum Wires and Long Aharonov-Bohm-Kondo Rings

Friday, 16 June 2017 - 9:00am - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Samad Kardan
Department: Computer Science
A Data Mining Approach for Adding Adaptive Interventions to Exploratory Learning Environments

Friday, 16 June 2017 - 9:00am - Room 207,Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Greg James Rickbeil
Department: Forestry
How are Changing Environmental Conditions Affecting Barren-Ground Caribou Movement and Habitat Use in Canada's North?

Friday, 16 June 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Rene Reyes
Department: Forestry
The Influence of Markets and Culture on the Use of Native Forests in the South of Chile

Friday, 16 June 2017 - 12:45pm - Room 4127, Earth Sciences Building, 2207 Main Mall V6T 1Z4

Thomas Mark Hutchcroft
Department: Mathematics
Perspectives on Some Aspects of Discrete Probability

Monday, 19 June 2017 - 9:00am - Room 207,Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Charles Martineau
Department: Sauder School of Business
Essays in Information Economics

Monday, 19 June 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 167, Iona Building, 6000 Iona Drive V6T 1L4

Anujit Chakraborty
Department: Vancouver School of Economics
Essays in Behavioral Economics

Monday, 19 June 2017 - 12:30pm - Room K0-156, Ambulatory Care Building, BC Children's,4480 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1

Mario Fidanza
Department: Experimental Medicine
The Influence of the Immune System on Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Progression

Monday, 19 June 2017 - 4:00pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Thompson Mumuni
Department: Curriculum and Pedagogy
Teachers' Practices in Kindergarten Classrooms within the Cape Coast Metropolis, Ghana

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 - 9:00am - Room 207,Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Lesley Ann Hill
Department: Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Corticosteroid-Binding Globulin (CBG): Deficiencies and the Role of CBG in Disease Processes

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 - 9:00am - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Addison Nole Desnoyer
Department: Chemistry
Harnessing the Reactivity of Late Transition Metals for the Making and Breaking of C-X (X = O, S, N) Bonds

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 - 4:00pm - Room 207,Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Jasmine Rachael Spencer
Department: English
Telling Animals: A Histology of Dene Textualized Orature

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 - 4:00pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Lifei Sheng
Department: Sauder School of Business
Three Essays in Operations Management

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 - 4:00pm - Room 107/108 , Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory, 2202 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4

Maryam Rezaei
Department: Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Power to the People: Thinking (and Rethinking) Energy Poverty in British Columbia, Canada

Thursday, 22 June 2017 - 9:00am - Room 1306a, Education Centre at the Ponderosa Commons, 6445 University Boulevard Vancouver, BC Canad

Jennifer Tong
Department: Educational Studies
An Exploration of School Related Factors Associated with School Completion for Children and Youth with Behaviour Disorders and Mental Illness in BC

Friday, 23 June 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 207,Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Jennifer Coyle Selgrath
Department: Zoology
Quantifying the Development of Small-Scale Fisheries on Coral Reefs, and Their Impact on Habitats

Friday, 23 June 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Pedro Luis Esquinas Fernandez
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Quantitative Measurements of Rhenium-188 for Radionuclide Therapies

Monday, 26 June 2017 - 2:30pm - Dorothy Lam Boardroom, BC Cancer Research Centre, 675 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

Svetlana Bortnik
Department: Oncology
Investigating Autophagy Modulation in Breast Cancer

Tuesday, 27 June 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Erica Valerie Bennett
Department: Kinesiology
Older Women and Physical Activity: Perceptions of Changing Body Function, Health, and Appearance

Thursday, 29 June 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Bulmaro Adolfo Valdes Benavides
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Reducing Compensatory Movements in Stroke Therapy Through the Use of Robotic Devices and Augmented Feedback

Thursday, 6 July 2017 - 9:00am - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Genevieve Parente
Department: Geography
Frozen Assets: Private Sector Actors in Arctic Governance

Thursday, 6 July 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Sheng-Jun Xu
Department: Sauder School of Business
Essays in Corporate Finance, Labor Economics, and Political Economy

Monday, 10 July 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Timea Laura Molnar
Department: Vancouver School of Economics
Essays in Applied Microeconomics

Monday, 17 July 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 207,Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Karen Wei Auyeung
Department: Psychology
Social Anxiety and Empathy for Social Pain

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 207,Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Abby Ryann Wener
Department: Language and Literacy Education
Who's the "Write" Girl? A Poetic Inquiry

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Shawn Michael Chartrand
Department: Geography
Pool-Riffle Dynamics in Mountain Streams: Implications for Maintenance, Formation and Equilibrium

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 207,Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Ting Xu
Department: Sauder School of Business
Essays in Entrepreneurship and Closely Held Firms

Thursday, 28 September 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Amanda Sarah Mathys
Department: Forestry
Mapping the Distribution of Conifer Tree Species in Response to Environmental Changes Across Western North American Using a Physiological Based Approach