Upcoming Exams

Defences held in person have locations listed with the date below. Zoom information for virtual exams is not listed; if you are interested in attending one of these  defences, please contact the candidate's department or graduate.doctoral@ubc.ca. Zoom links are available one week prior to the defence.

Thursday, 11 July 2024 - 9:30am - Zoom

Meghan Allen
Department: Curriculum and Pedagogy
An In-Depth Exploration of Student Experiences, Attitudes, and Beliefs of Learning Technical Writing in Undergraduate Computer Science Education

Thursday, 11 July 2024 - 10:30am - 203, Mathematics Building, 1984 Mathematics Road

Merlin Pelz
Department: Mathematics
Symmetry-Breaking Bifurcations in Compartmental-Reaction Diffusion Systems with Comparable Diffusivities

Thursday, 11 July 2024 - 12:30pm - Zoom

Reza Rafizadeh
Department: Experimental Medicine
Investigating Clozapine as a Pharmacotherapy Option in Co-Occurring Disorders

Thursday, 11 July 2024 - 1:00pm - 3335, Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, 2405 Wesbrook Mall

Chae Syng Lee
Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Role of Endothelial Heparanase in Cardiac Growth and Metabolism and Changes Following Diabetes

Friday, 12 July 2024 - 9:00am - Zoom

Katrina Waldhauser
Department: Kinesiology
An Examination of Military Veteran Health and Well-Being Following Transition from the Armed Forces, and the Role of Physical Activity

Monday, 15 July 2024 - 12:30pm - 121, Totem Field Studios, 2613 West Mall

Rose Underhill
Department: Linguistics
Expressing Multiplicity in Ktunaxa: Groups, Sentience, and the Structure of Number

Monday, 15 July 2024 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Jolan Theriault
Department: Zoology
The Optomotor Response of Hummingbirds During Hovering Flight: Effects of Stimulus Characteristics and Location in the Visual Field

Tuesday, 16 July 2024 - 9:00am - 3113, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute, 938 W 28th Ave

Christine Wardell
Department: Experimental Medicine
Harnessing T Cells that Detect Mismatched HLA to Monitor and Prevent Allo- and Autoimmunity

Tuesday, 16 July 2024 - 9:00am - Zoom

Bronwyn Malloy
Department: English Language and Literatures
“Hold ourselves together with our arms around the stereo”: Listening for Weak Hope in Contemporary Song Lyrics

Tuesday, 16 July 2024 - 9:00am - Room 203

Meng Li
Department: Botany
The Cellular Distribution and Regulatory Components of The Crucifer "Glucosinolate-Myrosinase" Defense System

Wednesday, 17 July 2024 - 9:00am - 2202, Civil and Mechanical Engineering, 6250 Applied Science Lane

Rivkah Gardner-Frolick
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Investigating Disparities in Air Pollution Exposure in Canada: From the Local to the National Scale

Wednesday, 17 July 2024 - 3:30pm - Zoom

Ying Zhu
Department: Materials Engineering
Fabrication, Characterization, and Modeling of Porous Ge from Epitaxial Ge on Si Substrates

Thursday, 18 July 2024 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Irina Della-Rossa
Department: Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Skilled Immigrant Women Doing Well With Career Change at Mid-Life

Friday, 19 July 2024 - 10:00am - Hebb (HEBB) - 116, Hebb Building, 2045 East Mall

Petar Simidzija
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Negative Lambda Quantum Cosmology

Friday, 19 July 2024 - 12:30pm - 121, Totem Field Studios, 2613 West Mall

Michel Assis Navarro
Department: Linguistics
Quantization and Quantification: Countability and Scope of Bare Nouns in Kaingang and Beyond

Monday, 22 July 2024 - 9:00am - Room 200

Michael Zurel
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Classical Descriptions of Quantum Computations: Foundations of Quantum Computation via Hidden Variable Models, Quasiprobability Representations and Classical Simulation Algorithms

Monday, 22 July 2024 - 9:00am - Zoom

Chiyu Zhang
Department: Information
Representation Learning for Computational Sociopragmatics

Monday, 22 July 2024 - 9:30am - Zoom

Sebastian Gomez Cardona
Department: Vancouver School of Economics
Essays on Household Finance

Monday, 22 July 2024 - 10:00am - 308A, Frank Forward Building, 6350 Stores Rd

Andrew Zang
Department: Materials Engineering
The Evolution of Microstructure During Porthole Die Extrusion of Al-Mg-Si Alloys and its Effect on Plastic Deformation Near the Weld Seam

Monday, 22 July 2024 - 11:00am - 2012, Ponderosa Commons Oak House, 6445 University Blvd

Monica Shank Lauwo
Department: Language and Literacy Education
Linguistic Diversity, Antiracism, and Raciolinguicized Subjectivities in Teacher Eduction

Monday, 22 July 2024 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Siu Man Bella Chan
Department: Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Implementation of an Adapted MYmind Program with Self-Compassion Component for Preadolescents with ASD and their Parents: A Quasi-Experimental and Feasibility Analysis

Tuesday, 23 July 2024 - 9:00am - Room 200

Lorraine Block
Department: Nursing
A Computerised Ontology to Represent Complex Nursing Knowledge for Indicators of Localised Wound Infection in Chronic Wounds

Tuesday, 23 July 2024 - 9:00am - Zoom

Kate Guan
Department: Psychology
Why We Fear Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing: Moral Impression-Violations Threaten Meaning

Tuesday, 23 July 2024 - 10:30am - ANGU 333, Henry Angus, 2053 Main Mall

Yingxiang Li
Department: Sauder School of Business
Financial Intermediation in Private Equity Markets

Tuesday, 23 July 2024 - 2:00pm - X836, ICICS Building, 2366 Main Mall

Hedayat Zarkoob
Department: Computer Science
AI-Powered Methods for Academic Assessment: Overcoming Scalability Challenges in Large University Classrooms and Conference Review

Tuesday, 23 July 2024 - 3:00pm - 293, Henry Angus, 2053 Main Mall

Yiwen Jin
Department: Sauder School of Business
Essays on Healthcare Delivery Analytics

Wednesday, 24 July 2024 - 9:00am - Zoom

Mohsen Gholami
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
3D Human Pose Estimation with Self-Supervision and Learnable Data Generation

Wednesday, 24 July 2024 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Bradford Morrison
Department: Psychology
The Relationship Between Political Leaders' Integrative Complexity and the Use of Violence in International Crises

Wednesday, 24 July 2024 - 12:30pm - Room 203

Norma Biln
Department: Population and Public Health
Improving Referrals to Rheumatologists for Patients with Inflammatory Arthritis

Wednesday, 24 July 2024 - 12:30pm - 167, Iona Building, 6000 Iona Dr

Joshua Catalano
Department: Vancouver School of Economics
Partition Estimation: Theory and Application

Wednesday, 24 July 2024 - 2:00pm - Zoom

Valentina Rutigliano
Department: Sauder School of Business
Essays on Entrepreneurial Finance and Labor Markets

Thursday, 25 July 2024 - 9:00am - Room 200

Cassandra Miller
Department: Physics and Astronomy
An Analysis of Imaging and Biological Effects Impacting Theranostic Dosimetry using Radiopharmaceutical Pairs

Thursday, 25 July 2024 - 9:00am - Room 203

Tsering Watermeyer
Department: Social Work
Notions, Structures & Practices of Social Helping: The Tibetan Diaspora as Kinship

Thursday, 25 July 2024 - 9:00am - Zoom

Karen Gledhill
Department: Educational Studies
Who Do We Trust? Life Histories of Women in School Leadership

Thursday, 25 July 2024 - 10:30am - 101, Michael Smith Laboratories, 2185 East Mall

Melody Salehzadeh
Department: Zoology
Effects of Lipopolysaccharide on Local Glucocorticoid Regulation in the Mouse Nervous and Immune Systems

Thursday, 25 July 2024 - 10:30am - Zoom

Mohammad Reza Yousefidarestani
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Exploring Intelligent Ureteral Stent for Wireless Monitoring and Early Detection of Hydronephrosis

Friday, 26 July 2024 - 9:00am - Zoom

Debora Petry Moecke
Department: Rehabilitation Sciences
Advancing Telehealth Physiotherapy for Indigenous People: Navigating Virtual Therapeutic Relationships

Friday, 26 July 2024 - 12:00pm - Zoom

Antoine Belley
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Probing Beyond Standard Model Physics Through Ab Initio Calculations of Exotic Weak Processes in Atomic Nuclei

Monday, 29 July 2024 - 9:00am - Room 200

Bharath Antarvedi Goda
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Cutting Mechanics of Soft Solids

Monday, 29 July 2024 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Calem Kenward
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Structural and Functional Characterization of Key Proteins Essential to the Lifecycle of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2

Monday, 29 July 2024 - 1:00pm - Zoom

Nevena Rebic
Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Integrating Sex and Gender-Based Analysis in Pharmacoepidemiologic Studies of Medication Adherence

Monday, 29 July 2024 - 5:00pm - Zoom

Yuanfang Chi
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Collaborative Fault Diagnosis with Decentralized Knowledge Inference in Industrial Internet of Things

Tuesday, 30 July 2024 - 9:00am - Room 200

Anna Helena Schild
Department: Forestry
Sensor-Based Sorting of Waste Wood Composites and the Use of Composite Particles in Cement-Bonded Wood Composites

Tuesday, 30 July 2024 - 9:00am - Zoom

Tiago Bonomo
Department: Vancouver School of Economics
Essays in Development Economics

Tuesday, 30 July 2024 - 10:00am - X836, ICICS Building, 2366 Main Mall

Victor Sanches Portella
Department: Computer Science
Privacy, Experts, and Martingales: An Investigation on the use of Analytical Tools

Tuesday, 30 July 2024 - 4:00pm - Room 200

Madhureeta Das Gupta
Department: Chemistry
Precise Length and Morphology Control of Metal-Containing Supramolecular Assemblies

Wednesday, 31 July 2024 - 9:00am - Room 203

Kurtis Hanlon
Department: Asian Studies
Why Play This Way: An Examination of Heian-Period Poetry Matches that Break the Mold of Uta-awase

Wednesday, 31 July 2024 - 9:00am - 3340, Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, 2405 Wesbrook Mall

Belal Tafech
Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Facilitating Gene Delivery and Genome Editing in Obstructive Lung Disease using Lipid Nanoparticles

Wednesday, 31 July 2024 - 12:00pm - 202, Chemical and Biological Engineering Building, 2360 East Mall

Xun Niu
Department: Chemical and Biological Engineering
Valorization of Wood Bark Towards Value-added Chemicals, Structures, and Bioproducts

Wednesday, 31 July 2024 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Sumeet Jaswal
Department: Psychology
Misokinesia: Exploring Sensitivity to Others’ Movements And Its Impact on Attention and Emotions

Wednesday, 31 July 2024 - 12:30pm - Room 203

Ryan Stillwagon
Department: Sociology
Queer Food Insecurity: National Predictors and Urban Realities

Wednesday, 31 July 2024 - 1:00pm - Zoom

Jin-Hui Wen
Department: Psychology
Reciprocal Associations Between Nightly Sleep and Daily Stress: Individual Differences and Mechanisms

Wednesday, 31 July 2024 - 2:00pm - 101, Michael Smith Laboratories, 2185 East Mall

Ching Pan Chu
Department: Bioinformatics
Preservation and Detection of Dynamic Transcriptional Regulatory Signals in Gene Co-Expression Analysis

Thursday, 1 August 2024 - 9:00am - 3340, Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, 2405 Wesbrook Mall

Petar Iliev
Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Venturing into the Undruggable: A Quest from STAT3 to TrkA Inhibition in Anticancer Drug Discovery

Thursday, 1 August 2024 - 12:00pm - 4001, Douglas T. Kenny Building, 2136 West Mall

Geoffrey Gooderham
Department: Psychology
Cognition in Young Adults: Physical Activity, Diet, and Sleep’s Effects on Subjective and Metacognitive Functioning

Thursday, 1 August 2024 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Wentao Wu
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Development of Compact Multimodal Two-Photon and Three-Photon Microscopy

Friday, 2 August 2024 - 9:00am - Room 200

Cristina Rubino
Department: Rehabilitation Sciences
Oculomotor Function and Functional Connectivity: Insights into Motor Skill Learning and Implications for Motor Function after Stroke

Friday, 2 August 2024 - 9:00am - Zoom

Katherine Carbeck
Department: Forestry
Ecological and Evolutionary Consequences Of Spatial and Temporal Environmental Heterogeneity in Song Sparrows

Friday, 2 August 2024 - 9:00am - Room 203

Mohammad Khalifa
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Parametric Amplification and Conversion with Superconducting Nanowire Resonators

Friday, 2 August 2024 - 10:00am - 1346 Faculty Lounge, Life Sciences Institute, 2350 Health Sciences Mall

Polina Beskrovnaya
Department: Microbiology and Immunology
Mechanisms of Peptidoglycan Remodelling and Outer Membrane Biogenesis in the Diderm Firmicute Acetonema Longum

Friday, 2 August 2024 - 10:00am - Zoom

Matthew-John Knights
Department: Music
Drag Queens and Dragons: For Soprano and Chamber Ensemble

Friday, 2 August 2024 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Crystal Penner
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Organic Fibre-Based Arrays for Proton Radiotherapy Applications

Tuesday, 6 August 2024 - 9:00am - Room 203

Anthony Oppedisano
Department: Medical Genetics
Functional Analysis of the MUS81 Structure Selective Endonuclease with Dominant Genetics

Tuesday, 6 August 2024 - 12:30pm - Room 203

Matteo Ferraresso
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Active Contractility of Polymeric Gels and a Model for Clot Retraction-Driven Wound Closure

Tuesday, 6 August 2024 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Mackenzie Urquhart-Cronish
Department: Botany
Demographic Pathways and Genetic Consequences of Range Expansion

Tuesday, 6 August 2024 - 1:30pm - Zoom

Daniel Perez Gamez
Department: Geography
Republic of Atlapulco: The Politics of Autonomy in the Mexican Metropolis

Thursday, 8 August 2024 - 9:00am - Room 200

Qi Hua
Department: Forestry
Synthesis of Reactive Vinyl-Functionalized Lignin

Thursday, 8 August 2024 - 12:30pm - Zoom

Mostafa Darabi
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Resource Allocation for eMBB and URLLC Use Cases in 5G and Beyond Cellular Networks

Thursday, 8 August 2024 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Baraa Orabi
Department: Computer Science
Utilizing Short-Read, Long-Read and Single-Cell RNA Sequencing for Isoform Discovery and Detection

Thursday, 8 August 2024 - 1:30pm - Zoom

Sarah Panofsky
Department: Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Ts’Iyenï Kwin Ghineendïl (Everyone Came Back to the Fire)

Wednesday, 14 August 2024 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Mostafa Hagar
Department: Chemistry
Isolation and Structure Elucidation of Caveamides via Hybrid Genome-Mining and 15N-NMR Screening

Thursday, 15 August 2024 - 9:00am - Room 200

Patrick Pow
Department: Soil Science
Measurements of Evapotranspiration and Greenhouse Gas Exchange Over a Conventionally Managed Forage Crop

Friday, 16 August 2024 - 9:30am - Room 200

Victoria Rapos
Department: Rehabilitation Sciences
Brain, Balance, & Coordination: Understanding Collision Avoidance Behaviours at a Neural and Behavioural Level in Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder

Tuesday, 20 August 2024 - 1:00pm - Zoom

Jan Hammer
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Printed Circuit Board Parasitics in Wide-Bandgap Applications: Estimation, Mitigation, and Exploitation

Monday, 26 August 2024 - 12:30pm - Zoom

Aaron Molnar
Department: History
Proceeding to Mongolia, Proceding to the Yuan: Goryeo’s Human And Material Integration in the Mongol Eurasian World, 1206-1392

Monday, 16 September 2024 - 9:00am - Zoom

Leslie Johnson
Department: Educational Studies
The Caring Practices of Women in Higher Education Leadership: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Care

Tuesday, 17 September 2024 - 9:00am - Zoom

Sheila Sengupta
Department: Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice
Revisiting the Partition of Bengal in 1947: An Epistolary Search for the Human Dimension

Tuesday, 24 September 2024 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Kelly Graves
Department: Civil Engineering
Incomplete Autumn Turnover in a Small and Deep Temperate Lake