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.

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

Samantha Taylor Pollard
Department: Population and Public Health
Medication Adherence Among Adult Asthma Patients: Investigating the Role for Shared Decision-Making

Thursday, 29 June 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 5505, Fred Kaiser Building, 2332 Main Mall V6T 1Z4

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

Tuesday, 4 July 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Jiangyuan Gao
Department: Cell & Developmental Biology
The Role of XIAP in NLRP3 Inflammasome Mediated Damage to RPE: Implications in AMD Treatment

Tuesday, 4 July 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 207,Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Dimitrios Vavlekas
Department: Chemical and Biological Engineering
Role of Fibrillation on Poisson's Ratio of Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)

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

Edana Beauvais
Department: Political Science
Discursive Equality

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

Kathryn Margaret Murray
Department: Social Work
Seriality and Invitation: Knowing and Struggle in Vancouver Chinatown's Historic Area Height Review

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

Thursday, 6 July 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 207,Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Matthew Ray Siegle
Department: Zoology
Heat Wave Impacts Across Scales in the Splash Pool Copepod, Tigriopus Californicus

Thursday, 6 July 2017 - 4:00pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Ercos Emanuel Eduardo Valdivieso
Department: Sauder School of Business
Essays on Structural Models in Corporate Finance

Friday, 7 July 2017 - 9:00am - Room 207,Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Siddhartha Biswas
Department: Plant Science
Investigations into the Mechanisms Involved in Baculovirus Nucleocapsid Egress

Friday, 7 July 2017 - 9:00am - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Jutong Pan
Department: Vancouver School of Economics
Essays on Household Consumption and Labor Supply

Friday, 7 July 2017 - 10:00am - Room B151 , School of Population and Public Health,2206 East Mall V6T 1Z3

Negar Chavoshi
Department: Health Care and Epidemiology
The Cedar Project: Understanding the Sexual Vulnerabilities of Indigenous Young People Who Use Drugs in British Columbia, Canada

Friday, 7 July 2017 - 10:00am - Room D317, Chemistry, 2036 Main Mall V6T 1Z1

Love-Ese Chile
Department: Chemistry
Synthesis and Rheology of Poly(lactide)s and their Lignin Composites

Friday, 7 July 2017 - 4:00pm - Room 207,Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Matt Galway
Department: History
Boundless Revolution: Global Maoism and Communist Movements in Southeast Asia, 1949-1979

Monday, 10 July 2017 - 9:00am - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Shaya Shakerian
Department: Mathematics
Borderline Variational Problems for Fractional Hardy-Schrodinger Operators

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

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Grace Ai Truong
Department: Psychology
The Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Self-Relevance on Attention for Objects

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 207,Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Yu Li
Department: Forestry
Evaluation of Socio-economic Contributions from the Primary Forestry Sector Using Material Flow Analyses

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

Alicia Beatriz Speratti
Department: Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Biochar for the Brazilian Cerrado: Contributions to Soil Quality and Plant Growth

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

Jocelynn Ruth Fraser
Department: Mining Engineering
From Social Risk to Shared Purpose: Reframing Mining's Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility

Thursday, 13 July 2017 - 9:00am - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Xiaonan Sun
Department: Sauder School of Business
How Chinese Firms Link with Foreign Markets

Thursday, 13 July 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Alexandre Vincart-Emard
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Numerical Investigation of Spatial Inhomogeneities in Gravity and Quantum Field Theory

Friday, 14 July 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 207,Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Seyed Hessam Moosavi Mehr
Department: Chemistry
Novel Structures and Unusual Reactivity Powered by Tautomerism and Electron Delocalization in Salicylimines

Friday, 14 July 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 4001, Forest Sciences Centre,2424 Main Mall V6T 1Z4

Ian Robert MacLachlan
Department: Forestry
Selective Breeding of Lodgepole Pine and Interior Spruce Generates Growth Gains but Maintains Phenotypic and Genomic Adaptation to Climate

Monday, 17 July 2017 - 9:00am - Room 257, The Biomedical Research Centre, 2222 Health Sciences Mall

Bernard Clement Lo
Department: Experimental Medicine
The Role of ROR Alpha and CD34 in Mucosal Inflammation and Fibrosis

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

Monday, 17 July 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Adam Michael Erickson
Department: Forestry
A Hybrid Modeling Approach to Simulating Past-Century Understory Solar Irradiation in Alberta, Canada

Monday, 17 July 2017 - 1:00pm - Room 318, Hennings Building, 6224 Agricultural Road V6T 1Z1

Tilman Jochen Troester
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Weak Gravitational Lensing Cross-Correlations

Monday, 17 July 2017 - 4:00pm - Room 207,Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Kelli Christine Wuerth
Department: Microbiology and Immunology
Combating Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Lung Infections Using Synthetic Host Defense Peptides

Monday, 17 July 2017 - 4:00pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Virginia Marie Rego
Department: Educational Studies
Can You See Me? One Teacher's Autobiographical Narrative Inquiry Into Mental Illness

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 - 11:00am - Room C403, Buchanan Building,1866 Main Mall V6T 1Z1

Pascal Doray-Demers
Department: Political Science
The Origin of Fiscal Rules

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 207,Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Catherine Marie Mills
Department: Kinesiology
Skating the Line: A Narrative Inquiry-Based Study of Former Figure Skaters' Tensions in their Sport

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Joerg Winter
Department: Civil Engineering
Nanofiltration and tight Ultrafiltration Membranes for Drinking Water Treatment - System Design and Operation

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 207,Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

May Leanne Farrales
Department: Geography
Basketball, Beauty Pageants and the Sexualities of Filipinos in Canada

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 - 1:00pm - Dorothy Lam Boardroom, BC Cancer Research Centre, 675 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

Gemma Marie Dias
Department: Oncology
Evaluation of Cyclotron Produced Radiometals for Radiolabeling of Immuno- and Bio-conjugates for Nuclear Imaging

Thursday, 20 July 2017 - 9:00am - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Philip Edgcumbe
Department: MD/PhD Program
Development of Surgical Navigation Tools for Minimally Invasive Surgery Using Ultrasound, Structured Light, Tissue Tracking and Augmented Reality

Thursday, 20 July 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Bernardo Villarreal-Herrera
Department: Mathematics
A Simplicial Approach to Spaces of Homomorphisms

Thursday, 20 July 2017 - 2:00pm - Room 2108, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute, 938 West 28th Avenue

Ganive Bhinder
Department: Experimental Medicine
The Intestinal Epithelium During Times of Dynamic Change: Development and Enteric Infection

Monday, 24 July 2017 - 9:00am - Room 4018, Fred Kaiser Building, 2332 Main Mall V6T 1Z4

Shahab Bahrami
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Algorithm Design for Optimal Power Flow, Security-Constrained Unit Commitment, and Demand Response in Energy Systems

Monday, 24 July 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 207,Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Mohammad Rezayi Khoshdarregi
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Mechanics and Dynamics of Multi-point Threading of Thin-Walled Oil Pipes

Monday, 24 July 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Katarzyna Pankowska
Department: Agricultural Sciences
Terroir and Reputation:The Economics of British Columbia Wine Industry in Three Essays

Monday, 24 July 2017 - 4:00pm - Multipurpose Room, Ponderosa Commons, 6445 University Boulevard

Yao Xiao
Department: Educational Studies
Chinese Pride? Searching Between Gendered Diasporas and Multicultural States

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

Jacob Anders Wetzel
Department: Sauder School of Business
Essays in Real Estate Finance: Mortgage Contract Terms, Pricing, and Behavior

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 - 9:00am - Room 207,Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Anna Marie D'souza
Department: Cell & Developmental Biology
The Effects of Leptin Knockout and Insulin Suppression on Glucose Metabolism in Rodents

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

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 1410, Life Science Institute , 2350 Health Sciences Mall

Carol Chia-Lu Chen
Department: Medical Genetics
Interphase Histone H3 Serine 10 Phosphorylation in Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells

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

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Ali Khademi
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Tuning Graphene's Electronic and Transport Properties via Adatom Deposition

Thursday, 27 July 2017 - 9:00am - Room 2012( Multipurpose Room), Ponderosa Commons Oak House,6445 University Boulevard

Sharon Stein
Department: Educational Studies
Contested Imaginaries of Global Justice in the Internationalization of Higher Education

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

Aimee Laporte
Department: Oncology
Targeted Activity of Histone Deacetylase Inhibition in Synovial Sarcoma

Thursday, 27 July 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 207,Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Matt Luke Dixon
Department: Psychology
Contextual and Temporal Variability in Large-Scale Functional Network Interactions Underlying Attention

Friday, 28 July 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Marita Helmi Partanen
Department: Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Academic and Neuroimaging Outcomes of School-Based Reading Interventions

Tuesday, 1 August 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Ekaterina Jitlina
Department: Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
The Development of Anxiety in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Tuesday, 1 August 2017 - 4:00pm - Room 207,Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Sarah Melonie Fernando
Department: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Propagation of SOD1 Misfolding via CNS Tissue-Derived Extracellular Vesicles in ALS

Thursday, 3 August 2017 - 9:00am - Room 207,Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Derek Walter van der Kamp
Department: Geography
Spatial Patterns of Humidity, Fuel Moisture, and Fire Danger Across a Forested Landscape

Friday, 4 August 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Emily Rosenman
Department: Geography
The Spaces of Social Finance: Poverty Regulation Through the "Invisible Heart" of Markets

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

Haneet Wason
Department: Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Simultaneous-Source Seismic Data Acquisition and Processing with Compressive Sensing

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 5104,Earth Sciences Building,2207 Main Mall V6T 1Z4

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

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Amy Lee Hall
Department: Population and Public Health
A Program of Research Addressing Exposure Assessment in Epidemiological Studies of Shift Work

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