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, 4 July 2022 - 9:00am - Room D215, Chemistry department, 2036 Main Mall

Hassan Baalbaki
Department: Chemistry
Indium and Zinc Catalysis for Carbon Dioxide Conversion to Value-added Products

Monday, 4 July 2022 - 12:00pm

Delaram Behnami
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Machine Learning for Diagnosing Functional Heart Disease in Echocardiography

Tuesday, 5 July 2022 - 12:30pm - D317, Chemistry Building, 2036 Main Mall

Lily Southcott
Department: Chemistry
Nonmacrocyclic Ligand Development for Inorganic Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry

Tuesday, 5 July 2022 - 12:30pm - 1330, Life Sciences Institute, 2350 Health Sciences Mall

Ellen Teresa Koch
Department: Neuroscience
Altered Cortico-Striatal Signaling and Motor Behaviour in the YAC128 Mouse Model of Huntington Disease

Tuesday, 5 July 2022 - 12:30pm - Room 4001, Forest Sciences Centre, 2424 Main Mall

Xinyi Huang
Department: Forestry
Dissecting Ionic Effects of Soil Salinity on Canadian Native and Hybrid Willows (Salix spp.)

Wednesday, 6 July 2022 - 9:00am

Carolin Janet Hofer
Department: Physics and Astronomy
The Effects of Calibration Errors and Foreground Filters on the CHIME Power Spectrum Measurement: A Study with Simulations and Real Data

Thursday, 7 July 2022 - 9:00am

Ingrid Jarvis
Department: Forestry
Understanding the Human Health Benefits of Urban Green Space Across the Life Course by Integrating Epidemiological and Novel Geospatial Approaches

Friday, 8 July 2022 - 9:00am

Adam Philip Vanzella Yang
Department: Sociology
Socioeconomic Resources and Adult Mental Health in Canada

Friday, 8 July 2022 - 9:00am

Farah Deeba
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
A Multimodal Approach for Placenta Characterization Towards an Objective and Effective Pregnancy Screening System

Friday, 8 July 2022 - 12:30pm

Michelle Olding
Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program
A Critical Ethnographic Study of Overdose Prevention Sites as a Community-based Response to Overdose Deaths

Friday, 8 July 2022 - 12:30pm - Room 4223, Biological Sciences Building, 6270 University Blvd

Amelia Hesketh
Department: Zoology
The Effects of Environmental Stressors on Intertidal Foundation Species and Their Associated Communities

Friday, 8 July 2022 - 1:00pm

Xunyu Liang
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Dark Matter in Form of Axion Quark Nuggets: Formation, Detections, and Evidence

Friday, 8 July 2022 - 4:00pm

Masayuki Iwase
Department: Educational Studies
Minor Videos and Becoming-Japanese: Problematizing [Co][Existence] and Envisioning Alternative Futures of Young Migrants' Lives in Japan

Monday, 11 July 2022 - 12:00pm

Hyunok Ryu
Department: Educational Studies
Reaching Wide and Deep: Public Pedagogy of Death and Dying in Canada

Monday, 11 July 2022 - 12:30pm

Maximilian Piotr Chewinski
Department: Sociology
Environmental Politics After Disaster Strikes: Public Participation and Mobilization in Rural British Columbia

Monday, 11 July 2022 - 1:00pm

Zhengwen Nie
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Efficient Cutter-Workpiece Engagement Determination in Multi-axis Milling by Voxel Modeling

Tuesday, 12 July 2022 - 12:30pm - 120, CK Choi Building, 1855 West Mall

Teilhard Alfeche Paradela
Department: History
Audiences Exposed: Communication and Discipline in the Philippines in the Twentieth Century

Tuesday, 12 July 2022 - 1:30pm - Room 3113, Child & Family Research Institute, 950 W 28th Ave

Kelsie Reanne Shanna Doering
Department: Medical Genetics
The Caenorhabditis Elegans Nuclear Hormone Receptor NHR-49 Functions in Stress Response Pathway Regulation

Tuesday, 12 July 2022 - 1:30pm

Mehul Sharma
Department: Experimental Medicine
Defining the Function Impact of Three New Human Primary Immune Regulatory Disorders Caused by Defects in the Genes NFATC2, STAT6 and OSMR

Thursday, 14 July 2022 - 9:00am - Room 5108, Earth Sciences Building, 2207 Main Mall

Brenda D'Acunha
Department: Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Investigating the Effects of Land-Use Land-Cover Change on Carbon and Water Fluxes from Tropical Ecosystems Using a Network of Eddy Covariance Towers

Thursday, 14 July 2022 - 12:30pm

Yan Yu
Department: Chemical and Biological Engineering
Hydrothermal Pretreatments to Make Durable Pellets from Herbaceous Biomass

Thursday, 14 July 2022 - 4:00pm

Fan Yang
Department: Sauder School of Business
Essays of Instrument-free Casual Inference, Machine Learning and Marketing Applications

Friday, 15 July 2022 - 9:00am

Robin Hayes
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Measurement of Gluon Fusion and Vector Boson Fusion Higgs Boson Production in H -> WW* Decays with the ATLAS Detector

Monday, 18 July 2022 - 10:00am - 414, P.A. Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, 2194 Health Sciences Mall

Victoria Isobel Wood
Department: Educational Studies
The Third Mission of UBC's Health Faculties, Departments, and Schools: A Role in Society Beyond Education and Research

Monday, 18 July 2022 - 10:30am - 969, Henry Angus Building, 2053 Main Mall

Yiqin Wu
Department: Sauder School of Business
Essays on Auditing: The Matching of Partners with Clients, and the Effects of Mandatory Auditing on the Strategic Decisions of Banks

Monday, 18 July 2022 - 12:30pm

Dongxiao Zhang
Department: Vancouver School of Economics
Essays on Macroeconomics

Monday, 18 July 2022 - 3:00pm

Chunying Wei
Department: Materials Engineering
A Study of Interfacial Heat Transfer in the Permanent Die Low Pressure and Counter Pressure Casting Processes

Tuesday, 19 July 2022 - 9:00am

Huitao Liu
Department: Experimental Medicine
Development of Coxsackievirus B3 as an Oncolytic Agent for Lung Cancer Therapy

Tuesday, 19 July 2022 - 12:30pm

David Willis Munro
Department: Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Sexual and Gender Minority Youth and Their Parents: Identity-Related Conversations

Tuesday, 19 July 2022 - 12:30pm - 1102, Mathematics Annex, 1984 Mathematics Road

Stephen Christopher Pietromonaco
Department: Mathematics
Enumerative Geometry Problems for Calabi-Yau Manifolds with an Action

Wednesday, 20 July 2022 - 9:00am

Stephanie Nahima Glick
Department: Educational Studies
Resisting Shotgun Pedagogies: The Raced, Gendered, Colonial (and Healing) Dimensions of Public Mass Gun Violence in the United States

Wednesday, 20 July 2022 - 12:30pm - Room 224, Biodiversity Research Centre, 2212 Main Mall

Stephanie Blain
Department: Zoology
Evolutionary Outcomes of Interactions Among Phenotypes in Post-Glacial Lake

Wednesday, 20 July 2022 - 12:30pm - Room D317, Chemistry Old Block, 2036 Main Mall

Luke Alexander Wharton
Department: Chemistry
Bifunctional Chelating Ligands for Targeted Radionuclide Therapy and Nuclear Imaging: Synthesis, Evaluation, and Application

Wednesday, 20 July 2022 - 12:30pm

Madeleine Danyelle Reddon
Department: English Language and Literatures
Inheritances: Negotiating Kingship in Indigenous and Other Modernisms

Wednesday, 20 July 2022 - 12:30pm - 223, Geography Building, 1984 West Mall

Conor McDowell
Department: Geography
Sediment Storage and Transport in Gravel Bed Streams

Thursday, 21 July 2022 - 9:00am - 4223, Biological Sciences Building, 6270 University Blvd

Cecilia Jalabert
Department: Zoology
Neuroendocrine Modulation of Aggressive Behaviour

Thursday, 21 July 2022 - 12:30pm

Tianyu Duan
Department: Chemistry
Engineering Dynamic Protein-Based Hydrogels

Thursday, 21 July 2022 - 12:30pm - 5108, Earth Sciences Building, 2207 Main Mall

Joanne Kathryn Breckenridge
Department: Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Copepod Dynamics of the Fraser River Estuary

Thursday, 21 July 2022 - 12:30pm

Jennifer Nora Adkins
Department: Sociology
The Impact of Black/White Interracial Relationships on Identity Formation and Trust

Friday, 22 July 2022 - 9:00am - 5505, Fred Kaiser Building, 2332 Main Mall

Sayyedsoroush Nasseri
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Improving Data Acquisition From 3-D Microtissues in Image-Based Cancer Drug Screening

Friday, 22 July 2022 - 10:00am

Arkadev Ghosh
Department: Vancouver School of Economics
Essays in Development Economics

Friday, 22 July 2022 - 12:30pm

Kateryna Ievdokymenko
Department: Microbiology and Immunology
Functional Metagenomic Screening for Monoaromatic Tolerance Using Fosmid Pool Selection

Friday, 22 July 2022 - 12:30pm - 3335, Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, 2405 Wesbrook Mall

Sumreen Javed
Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Developing Models to Study Breast Cancer Progression and Investigating the Role of Invadopodia in Tumor Cell Metastasis

Friday, 22 July 2022 - 2:00pm - 1416, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall

Hanqi Zhao
Department: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
The Evaluation of Cold-stored Platelets

Monday, 25 July 2022 - 9:00am

Hongzhi Zhu
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Gaze Tracking for Human-Ultrasound Machine Interaction and Medical Image Understanding

Monday, 25 July 2022 - 9:00am

Ehsanur Rahman
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
A Theoretical Study of Static Heat-to-electricity Conversion Based on Thermionic Emission and Complementary Mechanisms

Monday, 25 July 2022 - 10:00am

Anthea Colleen Pun
Department: Psychology
The Foundation of Reasoning About Social Hierarchy

Monday, 25 July 2022 - 12:30pm - 1346, Life Sciences Institute, 2350 Health Sciences Mall

Jessica Ashley Frias Da Silva
Department: Microbiology and Immunology
Patrolling Monocyte Development and Regulation of Obesity, Tumor Metastases and Alzheimer's Disease

Monday, 25 July 2022 - 4:00pm - 2202, Civil and Mechanical Engineering, 6250 Applied Science Lane

Mohammed Farooq
Department: Civil Engineering
Robust IoT-Enabled Sensors for Bridge Scour Monitoring: Laboratory and Field Studies

Tuesday, 26 July 2022 - 9:00am - V2-221, Clinical Support Building, 948 29th Avenue Bikeway

Natasha Leigh Orr
Department: Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Central Sensitization and Somatic Cancer-Driver Mutations in Endometriosis-Associated Pain

Tuesday, 26 July 2022 - 9:00am - B104, School of Population and Public Health Building, 2206 East Mall

Jonathan David Simkin
Department: Population and Public Health
Spatial Epidemiological Analysis of Cancer Incidence in British Columbia, Canada

Tuesday, 26 July 2022 - 9:00am - 968, Henry Angus Building, 2053 Main Mall

Julian Vahl
Department: Sauder School of Business
New Directions in Empirical Asset Pricing: Information, Innovation, and Stock Returns

Tuesday, 26 July 2022 - 10:00am

Geralyn Rochelle Ruissen
Department: Kinesiology
Affective Dynamics Underlying Physical Activity Behaviour Engagement: A Matter of (Continuous) Time

Tuesday, 26 July 2022 - 12:30pm - 5106, Earth Sciences Building, 2207 Main Mall

Benjamin Lee Moore-Maley
Department: Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Wind-Driven Upwelling and Nutrient Supply in a Productive Estuarine Sea

Tuesday, 26 July 2022 - 12:30pm - 337, Michael Smith Laboratories, 2185 East Mall

John Zhong shi Chen
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Mutational Scanning of Metallo-B-Lactamases to Probe Functional Determinants, Selection Pressure Dependence and Homolog Incompatibilities

Wednesday, 27 July 2022 - 9:00am

Mohammad Khaled Dashti
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Towards Understanding and Mitigating Memory Access Challenges in Computing Systems

Wednesday, 27 July 2022 - 1:00pm

Forough Pourhossein
Department: Sauder School of Business
Assortment Planning and Price Optimization with Satisficing Customers

Wednesday, 27 July 2022 - 3:30pm - 2010, Civil and Mechanical Engineering Building, 6250 Applied Science Lane

Jiankang Yang
Department: Civil Engineering
Symmetric and Asymmetric Holmboe Instabilities in Stratified Shear Flows

Thursday, 28 July 2022 - 12:30pm

Paula Tracey-Ann Littlejohn
Department: Microbiology and Immunology
Hidden Figures: An Untold Story of the Impact of Postnatal Multiple Micronutrient Deficiencies on Host Phenome and Gut Microbiome

Thursday, 28 July 2022 - 12:30pm - 107, Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory, 2202 Main Mall

Yeonuk Kim
Department: Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Interactions Between the Land Surface and the Near-Surface Atmosphere: Implications for Evaporative Demand and Evapotranspiration Under a Changing Climate

Thursday, 28 July 2022 - 1:00pm

Benjamin Geoffrey Keith Vanderkruk
Department: Cell & Developmental Biology
Exploring the Function an Regulation of Histone H3 Lysine 4 Trimethylation in Mature Beta Cells

Friday, 29 July 2022 - 10:00am

Ni Gusti Ayu Nanditha
Department: Experimental Medicine
Burden of Chronic Comorbidities among People Living with and without HIV in British Columbia, Canada: an Epidemiological Assessment of Aging with HIV

Friday, 29 July 2022 - 12:30pm

Dmitri Detwyler
Department: Language and Literacy Education
The Interactional Basis of Language-teacher Knowing under COVID-19

Friday, 29 July 2022 - 12:30pm

Hung Yu Ling
Department: Computer Science
Techniques in Learning-based Approaches for Character Animation

Friday, 29 July 2022 - 12:30pm - 1510, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall

Enoli Shannon De Silva
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The Role of the Actin Cytoskeleton in Regulating Platelet Lifespan and Function

Friday, 29 July 2022 - 1:00pm

Emma George
Department: Botany
The Evolutionary Bacterial Symbionts & Bacteriophages in Microbial Eukaryotes

Tuesday, 2 August 2022 - 10:30am

Arwa Zohair Gazzaz
Department: Dentistry
Family Socioeconomic Status, Psychosocial Factors, and Oral Health in Children and Adolescents

Tuesday, 2 August 2022 - 2:00pm

Adi Burton
Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program
Ritual as Praxis: The Responsibility of Activists in the Face of Genocide; or, Between Ethics and Politics

Tuesday, 2 August 2022 - 4:00pm - Room 1112, Buchanan Tower, 1873 East Mall

Xian Wang
Department: History
Islamic Religiosity, Maoism, and State Violence: Conflict and Resistance in Southern Yunnan (1949-2019)

Wednesday, 3 August 2022 - 9:00am

Michael Warren Brunt
Department: Applied Animal Biology
Understanding the Social Licence to Use Animals for Scientific Purpose and the Role of Institutional Transparency

Wednesday, 3 August 2022 - 9:00am

Xuejing Guan
Department: Sauder School of Business
Essays in Empirical Corporate Finance: The Impact of Economic Uncertainty on the Financial Markets

Wednesday, 3 August 2022 - 12:30pm - 202, ICICS Building, 2366 Main Mall

Susanne Michelle Bradley
Department: Computer Science
Analysis and Preconditioning of Double Saddle-Point Systems

Wednesday, 3 August 2022 - 12:30pm

Ilan Naftali Rubin
Department: Zoology
Evolution and Maintenance of Diversity in Ecological Communities

Wednesday, 3 August 2022 - 2:00pm - 1011, Ponderosa Commons North: Oak/Cedar House (PCN), 6445 University Blvd

Ryan Dwyer
Department: Psychology
The Impact of Cash Transfers Across the Economic Spectrum

Thursday, 4 August 2022 - 9:00am

Leah Joyce Keegahn
Department: Sociology
Unmeasurable Phenomenon: Native American Students Overrepresented in Early School Leaving but Underrepresented in the Data

Thursday, 4 August 2022 - 12:30pm

Pramila Khatri Chhetri
Department: Forestry
Modelling Forest Carbon Dynamics in Two Physiograpic Regions of Nepal

Friday, 5 August 2022 - 9:00am

Qian Li Ma
Department: Vancouver School of Economics
Essays in Empirical Economics

Friday, 5 August 2022 - 9:00am - B104, School of Population and Public Health, 2206 East Mall

Michael Lee
Department: Population and Public Health
We Don't Need a Better Rat Trap: Reconceptualizing Municipal Rat Management

Friday, 5 August 2022 - 12:30pm

Sheila Jane Giffen
Department: English Language and Literatures
The Turn to Sacred Address in Transnational HIV/AIDS Writing

Friday, 5 August 2022 - 3:00pm - 1133, Buchanan Tower, 1873 East Mall

Jihyun Shin
Department: History
Building the Model Man: Money, Media, and Gender in South Korea, 1961-1972

Monday, 8 August 2022 - 9:00am

Sara Cannon
Department: Geography
Coral Reef Ecology and Conservation in the Tropical Pacific Ocean

Monday, 8 August 2022 - 4:00pm

Patricia Ratnee Rampersaud
Department: Educational Studies
Enacting the NCLEX-RN Exam in a Canadian Nursing Context: A Critical Policy Analysis

Wednesday, 10 August 2022 - 9:30am - 4001, Forest Sciences Centre, 2424 Main Mall

Paul William Hacker
Department: Forestry
Evaluating the Spatial Distribution of Plant Function in Prairie-Oak Savanna using Spectroscopy

Wednesday, 10 August 2022 - 12:30pm - 1416, Life Sciences Institute, 2350 Health Sciences Mall

Karlton Irie Scheu
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dissecting the Biophysical Properties and DNA-binding Specificity of the ETV6 Transcription Factor

Friday, 12 August 2022 - 12:30pm - 202, Chemical and Biological Engineering Building, 2360 East Mall

Mahyar Mohaghegh Montazeri
Department: Chemical and Biological Engineering
Development of a Point-of-Entry UV-LED Water Disinfection Reactor

Monday, 15 August 2022 - 9:00am

Shaoxuan Ren
Department: Chemistry
Fast CO2 Conversion by Molecular Electrocatalysts

Monday, 15 August 2022 - 12:00pm

Arthur Constantijn Wolf
Department: Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Intensive Resonances: A Deleuzian Pedagogy of Difference in Philosophizing with Children

Tuesday, 16 August 2022 - 9:00am

Marika Margaret St. Rose Yeo
Department: Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice
Moving Outside Spacetime: Clay + Creative Praxis

Monday, 22 August 2022 - 9:00am

Tanvi Sirari
Department: Sociology
Interracial Intimacy: How Mixed Couples Negotiate and Narrate Their Identity and Experience

Monday, 12 September 2022 - 12:30pm

Golara Javadi
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Towards Accurate Ultrasound-based Tissue Typing for Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Tuesday, 13 September 2022 - 12:00pm - B104, School of Population and Public Health, 2206 E Mall

William Leon Hall
Department: Population and Public Health
Development and Application of Economic Learning Health Systems – A Forecasting and Simulation Based Analysis of Home Health for Seniors