Upcoming Exams

Defences are currently being held virtually via Zoom, and audiences are by invitation. Dates and times are posted for information only.

Friday, 23 July 2021 - 9:00am

Kevin Jin-Huey Voon
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Modelling Contributing Factors to Heat Trapping in Carbon Nanotube Forests

Friday, 23 July 2021 - 9:00am

Sara Nawaz
Department: Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Beyond Naturalness? Social Dimensions of Gene Editing in Agriculture

Friday, 23 July 2021 - 12:30pm

Chanel Carmen La
Department: Chemistry
Design and Development of Macromolecular Polyanion Inhibitors (MPIs) and Their Use as Antithrombotics

Friday, 23 July 2021 - 12:30pm

Christopher Andrew Basham
Department: Population and Public Health
Tuberculosis Survival Health

Friday, 23 July 2021 - 12:30pm

Veronique Gisele LeBlanc
Department: Genome Science and Technology
Genomic Characterization of Inter- and Intra-Tumour Heterogeneity in Primary Adult Diffuse Gliomas and Associated Disease Models

Monday, 26 July 2021 - 12:30pm

Adrian Lou
Department: English
Multimodal Similes: Toward a Cognitive Understanding of Similative Meaning

Monday, 26 July 2021 - 12:30pm

Michael Karpinski-Leydier
Department: Mechanical Engineering
A Machine Learning Approach to Rapidly Developing Models for Alternative and Multi-Source Energy Systems

Monday, 26 July 2021 - 1:00pm

Payel Ganguly
Department: Cell & Developmental Biology
Functionalization of Human Gene Variants in Drosophila

Monday, 26 July 2021 - 4:00pm

Fan Yang
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Topological Quantum Phase Transitions and Topological Quantum Criticality in Superfluids and Superconductors

Monday, 26 July 2021 - 4:00pm

Hila Behar
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Understanding the Diversity, Biochemistry, and Biological Role of EG16 Enzymes in the Context of Plant Evolution

Tuesday, 27 July 2021 - 9:00am

Michael Oppermann
Department: Computer Science
A Data-Driven Approach to Information Visualization

Tuesday, 27 July 2021 - 11:00am

Alice Kaye
Department: Bioinformatics
Approaches to Genome Analysis Through the Application of Graph Theory

Tuesday, 27 July 2021 - 12:30pm

Catherine Margaret Haney
Department: Nursing
Abortion Nursing in Canada: 1960s to 1990s

Tuesday, 27 July 2021 - 12:30pm

Chang Sheng-Huei Lin
Department: Microbiology and Immunology
Peptidoglycan Binding By PGP2 and APE1 Determines Campylobacter Jejuni Helical Cell Shape

Tuesday, 27 July 2021 - 1:00pm

Evan William Bowness
Department: Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Food Sovereignty in the City: Urban Agrarianism and Agroecology in Canada and Brazil

Tuesday, 27 July 2021 - 2:00pm

Colin Andrew Hammond
Department: Experimental Medicine
Age-Associated Differences in Human Hematopoietic Stem Cell Proliferation Control

Wednesday, 28 July 2021 - 9:00am

Farshad Babaeijandaghi
Department: Experimental Medicine
Dissecting the Role of Innate Immunity in Muscle Regeneration

Wednesday, 28 July 2021 - 9:00am

Edmundo Alejandro Gonzalez Alvarado
Department: Music
Ferruccio Busoni's Use of the Sostenuto Pedal: Expansion of the Pedalling Technique

Wednesday, 28 July 2021 - 9:00am

Aaron Berk
Department: Mathematics
On LASSO Parameter Sensitivity

Wednesday, 28 July 2021 - 10:00am

Jennifer Catherine Leese
Department: Rehabilitation Sciences
Self-Managing with Physical Activity Wearables: Emerging Ethical Issues from the Perspectives of Persons Living with Arthritis

Wednesday, 28 July 2021 - 12:30pm

Sarafa Adewale Iyaniwura
Department: Mathematics
Topics in the Asymptotic Analysis of Narrow Escape and Quorum-Sensing Behavior for PDE Models Inspired by Biological Applications

Wednesday, 28 July 2021 - 12:30pm

Ho Yin Ho
Department: Statistics
Some Research Problems Under Finite Mixture Models

Thursday, 29 July 2021 - 9:00am

Sophia Mary Elizabeth Murphy
Department: Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Resilient Global Food Security and the World Trade Organization: Assessing Adaptive Governance

Thursday, 29 July 2021 - 9:00am

Luke Melo
Department: Chemistry
On the Functional Classification of Chemical and Biological Systems by the Acquisition and Multivariate Analysis of Optical, Spectroscopic, and Electronic Images

Thursday, 29 July 2021 - 9:00am

Amr Elsayed Ammar
Department: Experimental Medicine
The Anticancer Activity of Leech Saliva Extract and the Role of Protease Activated Receptor 1 (PAR-1) in Prostate Cancer

Thursday, 29 July 2021 - 9:00am

Amir Hossein Hadi Hosseinabadi
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
High Performance Optical Force Sensing - Design, Characterization and Integration in Robotic Minimally Invasive Surgery

Friday, 30 July 2021 - 9:00am

Adam Robert Vincent
Department: Language and Literacy Education
Poetic Inquiry: Current Approaches and Future Applications

Friday, 30 July 2021 - 9:00am

Luyao Ma
Department: Food, Nutrition & Health
Evolution of Antimicrobial-Resistat Campylobacter in Agri-Food Systems

Friday, 30 July 2021 - 9:30am

Zhengcheng He
Department: Cell & Developmental Biology
BRCA1 Regulates the PLK1-Mediated Spindle Positioning Pathway That Promotes Luminal Features and May Suppress Tumorigenesis in Mammary Epithelial Cells

Friday, 30 July 2021 - 10:00am

Johanand Gilchrist
Department: Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Sediment Waves and the Gravitational Stability of Volcanic Jets: A New Framework for Eruption Classification

Friday, 30 July 2021 - 12:30pm

Yuejian Liu
Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Structure-Function Relationships of Uridine Diphosphate Glucuronosyltransferases (UGTS)

Friday, 30 July 2021 - 12:30pm

Pattharin Tangwaragorn
Department: Sauder School of Business
Persuasion Awareness in Online Settings: Antecedents, Consequences, and Transparency Mechanisms

Friday, 30 July 2021 - 2:00pm

Samuel Thomas Reed
Department: Political Science
The Atomic Public: Nuclear Weapons and U.S. Citizen Deliberation, 1985-2020

Tuesday, 3 August 2021 - 9:00am

Arman Zaribafiyan
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Hybrid Quantum Computing - On the Role of Classical Computing in Scaling Up Quantum Computing

Tuesday, 3 August 2021 - 9:00am

Vibhuti Dhingra
Department: Sauder School of Business
Essays in Supply Chain and Project Management

Tuesday, 3 August 2021 - 9:00am

Chenying Yang
Department: Sauder School of Business
Decisions of Multinational Firms: Plant Location and Sourcing

Tuesday, 3 August 2021 - 9:00am

Haoning Cen
Department: Genome Science and Technology
Modulation of Muscle Cell Insulin Receptor Signaling, Transcription, and Trafficking by Insulin

Tuesday, 3 August 2021 - 12:30pm

Tristan Hynes
Department: Neuroscience
Probing the Role of Dopamine at the Intersection of Addiction, Decision Making, and Sex

Tuesday, 3 August 2021 - 12:30pm

Deborah Christine Good
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Timing Pulsars and Detecting Radio Transients with CHIME

Wednesday, 4 August 2021 - 9:00am

Daniel Di Benedetto
Department: Mathematics
Combinatorial Problems for Intervals, Fractal Sets and Tubes

Wednesday, 4 August 2021 - 9:00am

Jeremy Rochussen
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Characterizing the Spectrum of Stratified Pilot-Ignited Direct-Injection Natural Gas Combustion Regimes in an Optically-Accessible Engine

Wednesday, 4 August 2021 - 9:00am

Rebecca Kathleen Metcalfe
Department: Population and Public Health
Parent-Oriented Decision-Making in Pregnancy Hypertension

Wednesday, 4 August 2021 - 12:00pm

Yuyin Yi
Department: Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Dysregulated Bone Morphogenetic Protein 2 May Contribute to Early-Onset Preeclampsia by Regulating Extracellular Matrix and Adhesion Molecules at Maternal-Fetal Interface

Wednesday, 4 August 2021 - 12:30pm

Nastaran Khazamipour
Department: Experimental Medicine
Oncofetal Chondroitin Sulfate as a Target in Solid Tumors

Thursday, 5 August 2021 - 9:00am

Parya Keyvani
Department: Chemical and Biological Engineering
Ionic Diodes Based on Cellulose Nanocrystals (CNC) and Related Rheological Studies

Thursday, 5 August 2021 - 9:00am

Jennifer Marianne Sankey
Department: Allard School of Law
Using Indigenous Legal Processes to Strengthen Indigenous Jurisdiction: Squamish Nation Land Use Planning and the Squamish Nation Assessment of the Woodfibre Liquefied Natural Gas Projects

Thursday, 5 August 2021 - 9:00am

Da Kang
Department: Vancouver School of Economics
Essays in Time Series Econometrics and International Finance

Thursday, 5 August 2021 - 9:00am

Maj Sofie Oerum-Madsen
Department: Experimental Medicine
Regulation and Targeting of Chondroitin Sulfate in Pediatric Solid Tumors

Thursday, 5 August 2021 - 9:30am

Maria Cleveland
Department: Chemistry
Investigating Catalytic Diversity in Copper Radical Oxidases for Potential Bioproduct Applications

Friday, 6 August 2021 - 9:00am

Sandra Schinnerl
Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program
The Influence of Higher Education on Immigration Policy in Canada

Friday, 6 August 2021 - 9:00am

Edward Alexander George Belk
Department: Mathematics
The Local Trace Formula as a Motivic Identity

Monday, 9 August 2021 - 9:00am

Joon Seon Lee
Department: Botany
Gene Expression and Alternative Splicing Responses to Abiotic Stress in Sunflower and Canola

Monday, 9 August 2021 - 9:00am

Paul Jason Foth
Department: Chemistry
Development of Efficient Methods Incorporating Fluorinated Motifs in Organic Molecules

Monday, 9 August 2021 - 2:00pm

Zachary Witkower
Department: Psychology
The Action Unit Imposter: Head Position Influences Social Perceptions by Changing the Appearance of the Face

Tuesday, 10 August 2021 - 9:00am

Kwesi Yaro
Department: Curriculum and Pedagogy
Understanding African Immigrant and Refugee Parents' Support for Their Children's Mathematics Learning in Canada

Tuesday, 10 August 2021 - 12:30pm

Brody Frost
Department: Chemical and Biological Engineering
Cellulosic Biomaterials: From Extraction to Biomedical Applications

Tuesday, 10 August 2021 - 12:30pm

Jia Yi Mo
Department: Chemistry
Development of a Novel Radical Cyclization and New Synthetic Methods Utilizing Sulfur Fluoride Reagents

Tuesday, 10 August 2021 - 1:00pm

Artemij Voskobojnikov
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Towards Understanding and Improving the Crypto-Asset User Experience

Tuesday, 10 August 2021 - 1:00pm

Patrick Joseph Dubois
Department: Psychology
Integrating Overconfidence and Overclaiming: Exaggeration Harms Performance

Tuesday, 10 August 2021 - 4:00pm

Abiola Adetokunbo Adeniyi
Department: Dentistry
Exploring Strategies for Integrating Preventive Oral Care in Prenatal Health Care Services in British Columbia, Canada

Wednesday, 11 August 2021 - 9:00am

Shane James Timothy Balthazaar
Department: Experimental Medicine
Cardiac Consequences and Exercise Interventions Following Spinal Cord Injury in Humans

Wednesday, 11 August 2021 - 12:30pm

Patrick John Colp
Department: Computer Science
Security Through Isolation for Cloud and Mobile

Thursday, 12 August 2021 - 9:00am

Rishad Habib
Department: Sauder School of Business
Taking the Road Less Travelled: Two Essays on Encouraging Uncommon Prosocial Behaviors

Thursday, 12 August 2021 - 9:30am

Xin Ding
Department: Statistics
Improved Conditional Generative Adversarial Networks for Image Generation: Methods and Their Application in Knowledge Distillation

Friday, 13 August 2021 - 12:30pm

Alexandre Bernard Rivard
Department: Political Science
A House but Not a Home: The Determinants of Secessionist Party Emergence and Support in North American and Western Europe

Friday, 13 August 2021 - 12:30pm

Francesco D'Acierno
Department: Chemistry
Thermal Behavior of Cellulose Materials

Monday, 16 August 2021 - 9:00am

William Rees
Department: Experimental Medicine
Aberrant Intestinal Epithelial Cell Signalling Drives Inflammatory Responses to Bacterial Flagellin in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Monday, 16 August 2021 - 12:30pm

Nicole Gladish
Department: Medical Genetics
Associations of DNA Methylation with Adversity Throughout the Life Course

Wednesday, 18 August 2021 - 12:30pm

Ru Qi Yu
Department: Psychology
A Weighted Summation Framework for Conjunctive Predictions

Thursday, 19 August 2021 - 9:00am

Kaitlyn Michelle Jaffe
Department: Sociology
Participation Amidst Precarity: Medical Research Experiences Among People Who Use Drugs

Thursday, 19 August 2021 - 12:00pm

Itai Bavli
Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program
When Public Health Goes Wrong: The History and Ethics of Public Health Errors

Friday, 20 August 2021 - 12:30pm

Huiru Dong
Department: Population and Public Health
Substance Use Trajectories and Impacts of Drug Treatment Among People Who Use Illicit Drugs in Vancouver, Canada

Monday, 23 August 2021 - 9:00am

Jingwei Yun
Department: Chemistry
Ice Nucleating Particles in the Atmosphere: Laboratory and Field Studies

Monday, 23 August 2021 - 10:00am

Carmen Louise Bayly
Department: Genome Science and Technology
Engineering Mycobacterium tuberculosis PKS12 Towards Improved Polyketide Pathway Control

Tuesday, 24 August 2021 - 9:00am

Zipeng Liu
Department: Computer Science
Visualizing Multi-Level Structures in Data

Tuesday, 24 August 2021 - 4:00pm

Ryan Joseph Sprenger
Department: Zoology
The Conditional Nature of the Mammalian Hypercapnic Ventilatory Response: Effect of Age, State, and Temperature

Thursday, 26 August 2021 - 9:00am

Jonathan James Taggart
Department: Resources, Environment and Sustainability
"Still Water, Who Knows You?": Counter-Mapping Traditional Knowledge and Ancestral Values in the Territory of Nak'azdli Whut'en

Friday, 27 August 2021 - 9:00am

Jay Jae Hee Park
Department: Experimental Medicine
An Adaptive Platform Trial to Assess Effectiveness of Multi-Component Interventions for Linear Growth of Sub-Saharan African Children During Complementary Feeding Period

Monday, 30 August 2021 - 12:30pm

Bruce Seyed-Morteza Moghtader
Department: Curriculum and Pedagogy
Human Capital Theory of Education

Tuesday, 31 August 2021 - 2:30pm

Jianxiong Yang
Department: Chemistry
Exploring Extreme Limits of Chemical Bonding and Their Applications in Functional Materials Designs

Wednesday, 1 September 2021 - 12:30pm

Lili Shulman
Department: Community and Regional Planning
Walk and Thrive? The Importance of Low-Income Household Access to Mixed-Use Neighborhoods in the Metro Vancouver Region

Wednesday, 8 September 2021 - 12:30pm

Michelle Chakraborti
Department: Experimental Medicine
The Development of Peer Social Networks Among Families of Children with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Attending Physical Activity Programs

Friday, 10 September 2021 - 9:00am

Amanda Fritzlan
Department: Curriculum and Pedagogy
Attending to Relationship: A Narrative Inquiry Into Teachers' Experiences with Community, Place, and Indigenous Knowledge in Mathematics Education