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.

Thursday, 22 August 2019 - 9:00am - Room 200

Dereck J Toker
Department: Computer Science
User Characteristics and Eye Tracking to Inform the Design of User-Adaptive Information Visualizations

Thursday, 22 August 2019 - 12:30pm - 418, MacLeod Building, 2332 Main Mall

SeyedMehran Pesteie
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Machine Learning in Ultrasound-Guided Spinal Anesthesia

Thursday, 22 August 2019 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Deepak Mathew
Department: Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Career Decision-Making of Immigrant Young People Who Are Doing Well: Helping and Hindering Factors

Thursday, 22 August 2019 - 12:30pm - 2108, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute, 950 West 28th Ave

Sarah Jessica Goodman
Department: Medical Genetics
Contributions of Intrinsic and Environmental Factors to Early Life DNA Methylation

Thursday, 22 August 2019 - 12:30pm - 202, Chemical and Biological Engineering Building, 2360 East Mall

Bahman Ghiasisis
Department: Chemical and Biological Engineering
Steam-Assisted Pelletization and Torrefaction of Lignocellulosic Biomass

Monday, 26 August 2019 - 9:00am - Room 200

Maryam Zamiri
Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Development of Efficient Strategies for the Synthesis of Compound Libraries of Anti‐HIV Agents that Block HIV Replication

Monday, 26 August 2019 - 9:00am - Room 203

Alejandra Echeverri Ochoa
Department: Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Losing Woodcreepers, Iconizing Manakins, and Despising Grackles: Understanding Human-Bird Relationships in Agro-ecological Landscapes

Monday, 26 August 2019 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Bethany Allison Brothers
Department: Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies
Spectacles as a Medium for Dynastic Promotion in the Severan Age

Monday, 26 August 2019 - 12:30pm - Room 203

Vincent Ricciardi
Department: Resources, Environment and Sustainability
The Role of Small-Scale Farms in the Global Food System

Monday, 26 August 2019 - 12:30pm - X836, ICICS, 2366 Main Mall

Prashant Sachdeva
Department: Computer Science
3D Biomechanical Simulation and Control of the Human Hand

Monday, 26 August 2019 - 4:00pm - Room 203

Arman Ahmadieh
Department: Mathematics
Compressed Sensing with Deterministic Measurement Matrices

Tuesday, 27 August 2019 - 9:00am - K0-156, Ambulatory Care Building, 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver, V6H 3V4

Sumin Jo
Department: Experimental Medicine
The Identification of Immune Responses Required for Durable Control of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Tuesday, 27 August 2019 - 10:00am - 5106, Earth Sciences Building, 2207 Main Mall

Dominique Fournier
Department: Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Advanced Potential Field Data Inversion with Lp-Norm Regularization

Tuesday, 27 August 2019 - 12:30pm - Room 203

Alexander Held
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Search for the Production of Higgs Bosons in Association with Top Quarks and Decaying into Bottom Quark Pairs with the ATLAS Detector

Tuesday, 27 August 2019 - 12:30pm - 3310, Life Sciences Institute, 2350 Health Sciences Mall

Amanda Carolyn Pisio
Department: Cell & Developmental Biology
Assaying the Function of Human Variants Found in SMAD4 and BMPR1A Using Drosophila Melanogaster

Tuesday, 27 August 2019 - 12:30pm - 5104, Earth Sciences Building, 2207 Main Mall

Travis Christopher Tai
Department: Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Building Tools to Model the Effects of Ocean Acidification and How it Scales From Physiology to Fisheries

Wednesday, 28 August 2019 - 9:00am - 322, Jack Bell Building, 2080 West Mall

Sevinj Asgarova
Department: Social Work
Mothers' Experiences of Continuing Their Pregnancy After Prenatally Receiving a Diagnosis of Down Syndrome

Wednesday, 28 August 2019 - 9:00am - Room 203

Freda Warner
Department: Kinesiology
The Effects of Anticonvulsants on Neurological Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury

Wednesday, 28 August 2019 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Shekooh Behroozian
Department: Microbiology and Immunology
Antimicrobial Properties of Kisameet Clay, A Natural Clay Mineral from British Columbia, Canada

Thursday, 29 August 2019 - 12:30pm - 223, Geography Building, 1984 West Mall

Jing Zhao
Department: Sociology
The Interaction of Migration and Reproduction: The Fertility Processes of Chinese Immigrants in Canada

Thursday, 29 August 2019 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Sebastien Rettie
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Search for New High-Mass Phenomena in Events with Two Muons Using the ATLAS Detector at the Large Hadron Collider

Friday, 30 August 2019 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Gaelle Alexandra Simard-Duplain
Department: Vancouver School of Economics
Essays on Economic Vulnerability and Inequality

Tuesday, 3 September 2019 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Karen Ying Tung Chan
Department: Genome Science and Technology
Modulating the Adhesive Strength of Blood Clots by Coagulation Factor XIIIa-Based Technologies

Tuesday, 3 September 2019 - 12:30pm - Room 203

Mohsen Saeedi
Department: Civil Engineering
Role of Heavy Metals and Organic Matter on Sorption and Mobility of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Soil: Implications for Remediation

Wednesday, 4 September 2019 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Lev Lewis
Department: Chemistry
Gelation of Cellulose Nanocrystals

Thursday, 5 September 2019 - 9:00am - Room 200

Arthur Marie Jean-Francoi Despres
Department: Materials Engineering
On the Origin of Hot Rolling Textures of Ferritic Stainless Steels

Thursday, 5 September 2019 - 1:00pm - 418, MacLeod Building, 2356 Main Mall

Nam Ky Giang
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Context-Dependent Exogenous Coordination for Building Large Scale, Dynamic Fog Computing Applications

Friday, 6 September 2019 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Brook Raymond Robazza
Department: Civil Engineering
Experimental and Numerical Investigations of Ductile Slender Reinforced Masonry Shear Walls Subjected to In-Plane Seismic Loads

Friday, 6 September 2019 - 12:30pm - Room 203

Adrian Cyrus Byram
Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program
A Proposed Paradigm Shift for Surrogate Decision-Making in the ICU

Friday, 6 September 2019 - 12:30pm - 1306A, Ponderosa Commons Oak House, 6445 University Boulevard

Jean Lynn Marie Maltesen
Department: Educational Studies
What Characteristics Account for Who Participates in Adult Basic Education at Vancouver Island University? A Case Study of Policy and Practice

Friday, 6 September 2019 - 12:30pm - Case Room, Liu Institute for Global Issues, 6476 NW Marine Drive

Abhishek Kar
Department: Resources, Environment and Sustainability
A Behavioral Perspective on Transition Pathways to Clean Cooking Fuels: The Case of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Usage in India

Friday, 6 September 2019 - 12:30pm - 5108, Earth Sciences Building, 2207 Main Mall

Masoud Rahjoo
Department: Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Directional and 3-D Confinement-Dependent Fracturing, Strength and Dilation Mobilization in Brittle Rocks

Monday, 9 September 2019 - 12:30pm - Room 203

Steve Kanters
Department: Population and Public Health
Comparative Efficacy and Safety of First-Line Treatments for HIV Patients for Clinical Guideline Development and the Impact of Individual Patient Data

Monday, 9 September 2019 - 4:00pm - Room 200

Andreas Osthagen
Department: Political Science
Lines at Sea: Why do States Resolve their Maritime Boundary Disputes?

Monday, 9 September 2019 - 4:00pm - Room 203

Reza Zangeneh
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Numerical Stability Analyses and Improvement of Cell-Centered Finite Volume Methods on Unstructured Meshes

Tuesday, 10 September 2019 - 9:00am - Room 203

Alexander Michael Wilson
Department: Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Glaciovolcanism in the Garibaldi Volcanic Belt

Thursday, 12 September 2019 - 1:00pm - 0110, UBC Studios, University Services Building, 2329 West Mall

Kyle John Stooshnov
Department: Language and Literacy Education
The Virtual Renaissance: Self-Consciousness Through Literacy/Technology

Friday, 13 September 2019 - 9:00am - 350, HR McMillan Building, 2357 Main Mall

Jane Stojkov
Department: Applied Animal Biology
Management of Vulnerable Dairy Cows

Friday, 13 September 2019 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Priyesh Verma
Department: Civil Engineering
Monotonic and Cyclic Shear Loading Response of Natural Silts from British Columbia, Canada

Friday, 13 September 2019 - 12:30pm - Room 203

Nelly Aku Amenyogbe
Department: Experimental Medicine
Conversations Between Systemic Immunity and the Gut Microbiome in Early Life

Monday, 16 September 2019 - 9:00am - Room 203

Wafa Asadian
Department: Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Developing Professional Identities in a Community of Practice: Learning in an Interprofessional Group Led by a Patient.

Monday, 16 September 2019 - 9:00am - Room 200

Stephen Gary Williams
Department: Resources, Environment and Sustainability
The Splash and the Ripples: Assessing Sustainability Transition Experiments

Monday, 16 September 2019 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Elanna Nolan
Department: Geography
Countering Violent Extremism in a Multicultural City: From National Security to Local Implementation in Melbourne, Australia

Monday, 16 September 2019 - 12:30pm - Room 203

Lily Aleksandrova
Department: Neuroscience
Characterization of the Wistar-Kyoto Rat Model of Depression in the Context of Hippocampal Synaptic Plasticity and Ketamine's Antidepressant Properties

Monday, 16 September 2019 - 4:00pm - Room 200

Fabricio Tocco
Department: French, Hispanic and Italian Studies
A Poetics of Failure: Individualism and the State in Post-Dictatorial Southern Cone Crime Fiction

Monday, 16 September 2019 - 4:00pm - Room 203

Sina Fazelpour
Department: Philosophy
Evaluating Counterfactuals: Case Studies of Modeling Choices and Their Implications

Tuesday, 17 September 2019 - 9:00am - Room 203

Spencer McKay
Department: Political Science
A Democratic Theory of Ballot Measures

Tuesday, 17 September 2019 - 4:00pm - Room 203

Peter Stephen Merchant
Department: Anthropology
As Far as the Eye Can See: The Shishalh in Their Territory - 1791-present

Wednesday, 18 September 2019 - 9:00am - Room 200

Emily Elizabeth Altiere
Department: Physics and Astronomy
High Resolution Two-Photon Spectroscopy of 129Xe For Precision Optical Magnetometry

Wednesday, 18 September 2019 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Sneha Shankar
Department: Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Investigating Substantive Validity Evidence Using Action Project Method for the Goal Attainment Scaling Measure

Wednesday, 18 September 2019 - 12:30pm - Room 203

Rogerio Bianchi Santarrosa
Department: Vancouver School of Economics
Conflict or Compromise: Theory and Evidence from Africa and Asia

Wednesday, 18 September 2019 - 12:30pm - 491, UBC School of Population and Public Health, 2206 East Mall

Catherine Sian Glass
Department: Population and Public Health
The Relationships Between Livestock and Human Wealth, Health, and Wellbeing in a Rural Maasai Community of South-Western Kenya

Thursday, 19 September 2019 - 9:00am - Room 203

Michelle Leanne Crease Lark
Department: Psychology
The Cognitive Processes Involved in Prospective Memory Task Execution: Response Switching from an Ongoing Activity to a Planned Task

Thursday, 19 September 2019 - 12:30pm - Gourlay Seminar Room, MacDonald Building, St. Paul's Hospital, 1081 Burrard St., Vancouver V6Z 1Y6

Shun-Yu Jasemine Yang
Department: Experimental Medicine
The Role of Interleukin-13 Receptors in Airway Epithelial Wound Repair

Thursday, 19 September 2019 - 4:00pm - Room 200

Mary Gwendolyn Turri
Department: Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
The Use of Rewards in Reading Fluency Interventions: Considerations for Student Achievement and Motivation

Thursday, 19 September 2019 - 4:00pm - 12th Floor Seminar Room, BC Cancer Research Centre, 675 West 10th Ave, Vancouver, V5Z 1L3

Oscar Alejandro Urtatiz Gongora
Department: Medical Genetics
Oncogenic GNAQ and BRAF in Epidermal Versus Non-Epidermal Melanocytes

Friday, 20 September 2019 - 9:00am - Room 203

Curtis Terry David Andrews
Department: Music
Appealing to Death: Society, Song, and Drums in the Torgbui Apetorku Shrine of Dagbamete, Ghana

Friday, 20 September 2019 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Edward David Haddon
Department: Sociology
Attitudes Towards Inequality in Cross-National Perspective. Tracing the Endurance of Social Class in Modern Societies

Friday, 20 September 2019 - 12:30pm - Room 203

Iain Gordon Snoddy
Department: Vancouver School of Economics
Essays in the Economics of Local Labour Markets

Monday, 23 September 2019 - 4:00pm - Room 203

Sarah Miriam Shamash
Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program
Demarcating Screen Space: Cosmopolitical Technologies at Video nas Aldeias

Tuesday, 24 September 2019 - 9:00am - Room 200

Danay Maestre Batlle
Department: Experimental Medicine
Effect of Di-Butyl Phthalate Exposure in the Human Airway and Systemic Immunology: a Double-Blind, Crossover Study

Tuesday, 24 September 2019 - 12:30pm - 2012 Ponderosa Commons Oak House, 6445 University Blvd.

Jean Irene LaPierre
Department: Educational Studies
Mapping the Landscape of Indigenous Student Success

Wednesday, 25 September 2019 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Kari Anna Marken
Department: Curriculum and Pedagogy
Faculty Members Who Prefer Teaching First-Year Courses: An Exploratory Case Study

Thursday, 26 September 2019 - 9:00am - Room 203

Pascal Alexander Nigge
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Designing Quantum Phases in Monolayer Graphene

Thursday, 26 September 2019 - 3:30pm - 2108, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute, 950 West 28th Ave, Vancouver, V5Z 4H4

Dan Wu
Department: Experimental Medicine
Role of Regulatory T Cells in Obesity and Insulin Resistance

Thursday, 26 September 2019 - 4:00pm - Room 200

Erich Leistenschneider
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Dawning Of Nuclear Magicity in N=32 Seen Through Precision Mass Spectrometry

Friday, 27 September 2019 - 9:00am - Room 200

Sarah Arminda Garrity Basham
Department: History
The Book Multiple: Treatise on Military Preparedness (1621) and Encyclopedic Practice in Seventeenth-Century China

Friday, 27 September 2019 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Mandi Elizabeth Schmidt
Department: Neuroscience
Understanding and Modulating Synaptic Dysfunction in Huntington Disease

Friday, 27 September 2019 - 1:30pm - 3113, BC Children's Research Hospital Institute, 938 West 28th Ave, V5Z 4H4

Nicholas Aaron James Dawson
Department: Experimental Medicine
Engineered Antigen-Specific Regulatory T Cells

Tuesday, 8 October 2019 - 9:00am - Room 200

Jiayun Yao
Department: Population and Public Health
Assessing Sub-Daily Exposure to Wildfire Smoke and its Public Health Effects in British Columbia

Tuesday, 8 October 2019 - 9:00am - Room 203

Eric Alexander Carter
Department: Kinesiology
Mechanisms of Inter-individual Variation in Exercise Performance at Altitude

Tuesday, 8 October 2019 - 4:00pm - Room 203

Muhammed Alolade Oyinlola
Department: Zoology
Global Seafood Production from Mariculture: Current Status, Trends and Its Future Under Climate Change

Wednesday, 9 October 2019 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Matthew Waugh
Department: Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Getting to Know to Build the Relationship: A Grounded Theory of the Parent Involvement Process in Multi-Year Classrooms

Friday, 11 October 2019 - 9:00am - Room 200

Nicholas Alexander Zacchia
Department: Chemical and Biological Engineering
Understanding Radionuclide Production in Cyclotron Target Systems

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 - 9:00am - Room 200

Takuro Ishikawa
Department: Experimental Medicine
Misconceptions About the Safety Benefit of Booster Seats: The Ejection Stereotype Hypothesis

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 - 12:30pm - Room 203

Hillary Lianna Sommers McBride
Department: Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Menopause as Metamorphosis: The Meaning and Experience for Women of Doing Well During the Menopausal Transition