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.

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

Mohammad Samani Nasab
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Local Probe of Electronic States in High Mobility Quantum Hall Samples

Friday, 18 August 2017 - 9:00am - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 North West Marine Drive

Matthew Gignac
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Searches for Supersymmetry in Events with One-Lepton, Jets and Missing Transverse Momentum with ATLAS Detector

Friday, 18 August 2017 - 12:30pm - Rare Books and Special Collections Seminar, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall

Justin Vernon O'Hearn
Department: English
Sins Between the Pages: The Pornographic Book Trade in London, 1870-1900

Monday, 21 August 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Curt Leonildo Da Silva
Department: Mathematics
Large-Scale Optimization Algorithms for Missing Data Completion and Inverse Problems

Monday, 21 August 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 207,Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Darian Cheng
Department: Human Kinetics
An Examination of Underlying Motor Planning and Execution Processes that are Reflected in Variations in Cortical Components during Target Encoding Execution of Goal Directed Reaching Movements

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 - 9:00am - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Mir Kaber Mosavian Pour
Department: Experimental Medicine
Learning and Quality Improvement: Nursing in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 207, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 North West Marine Drive

Shirin Sabouri
Department: Physics and Astronomy
A New Multiparametric MRI Protocol for Diagnosis of Propstrate Cancer

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 - 9:00am - Room 207, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 North West Marine Drive

Benjamin Rutter Lawrence
Department: Materials Engineering
The Production and Crystallization of Amorphous Fe-C Alloys

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Jimin Joy
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Efficient and Accurate Geometric Simulation of Multi-Axis Milling Operations

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

Shalom Daniel Addo-Danso
Department: Forestry
Biomass, Productivity and Allocation Patterns in Tropical Old-Growth and Logged-Over Forests in Ghana

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 - 9:30am - Room 1510, Life Sciences Center, 2350 Health Sciences Mall

G.D. Nadika Gayathri Samarasekera
Department: Zoology
Kinase Mediated Regulation of the Tricellular Septate Junction Protein Gliotactin and it's Potential Signaling in Polarized Epithelia

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

Thursday, 31 August 2017 - 9:00am - Room 207, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 North West Marine Drive

Craig Andrew Jones
Department: Geography
The War Lawyers: U.S., Israel and the Spaces of Targeting

Thursday, 31 August 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 207, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 North West Marine Drive

Monir Hajiaghayi
Department: Computer Science
Study of Two Biochemical Models: Chemical Reaction Networks, and Nucleic Acid Systems

Tuesday, 5 September 2017 - 1:30pm - Room 311, Brimacombe Building, 2355 East Mall

Andrew James Macdonald
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Investigations in Flatland: Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy Measurements of Noble Metal Surface States and Magnetic Atoms on Magnesium Oxide

Wednesday, 6 September 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 203

Bryn Andrew Letham
Department: Anthropology
Long-term Human-Environment Interaction on Dynamic Coastal Landscapes: Examples from 15,000 Years of Shorline and Settlement Change in the Prince Rupert Harbour Area

Friday, 8 September 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 203

Christopher Robert Roach
Department: Genome Science and Technology
Elucidation and Characterization of Genes Associated with Montbretin A Biosynthesis within Crocosmia x Crocosmiiflora and White Pine Weevil Defense in Picea Sitchensis

Friday, 8 September 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Janet Rispah Ochola
Department: Chemistry
The Preparation and Study of Photocatalysts: From Core-Shell Palladium-Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles to Iridium(III) Complexes

Friday, 8 September 2017 - 4:00pm - Room 203

Sara Jenny Barnard
Department: French, Hispanic and Italian Studies
Prison Limits: Intersections of Culture and Imprisonment in Twenty-First Century Spain

Monday, 11 September 2017 - 9:00am - Room 203

Tucker Len Sharon
Department: History
Inscribed in the Margins: Envisioning Road Colonization in Peru's Age of Development

Monday, 11 September 2017 - 9:00am - Room 969, Henry Angus Building, 2053 Main Mall

Yi Duo
Department: Sauder School of Business
Essays on Politically Connected Firms

Monday, 11 September 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Katlyn Brown
Department: Rehabilitation Sciences
The Neurophysiology of Sensorimotor Integration in Healthy Aging and Chronic Stroke

Monday, 11 September 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 203

Caroline Sage Ponder
Department: Geography
The Life and Debt of Great American Cities: Urban Reproduction in the Time of Financialization

Monday, 11 September 2017 - 4:00pm - Room 203

Marzieh Ebrahimi
Department: Chemical and Biological Engineering
Wall Slip of Polydisperse Linear Polymers: Effects of Molecular Weight Characteristics, and Surface Conditions

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Christine Valerie Hochbaum
Department: Sociology
Exploring the Determinants of Parental Disciplinary Behaviour: The Robustness of Child Characteristics

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - 9:00am - Room 200

Ashley Michelle Pullman
Department: Educational Studies
Dimensions of Educational Stratification:Non-standard Employment, Workplace Task Discretion and Educational Beliefs

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - 9:00am - Room 203

Jacqueline-Marie Ferland
Department: Neuroscience
Investigating the Influence of Risky Decision-Making on Dopaminergic Reward Mechanisms

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - 9:00am - Room 2202, Civil and Mechanical Engineering Building, 6250 Applied Science Lane

Lili Meng
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Image-Based Localization Learning for Autonomous Navigation

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

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 238, Institute for Computing (ICCS), 2366 Main Mall

Boris Dalstein
Department: Computer Science
Topological Modeling for Vector Graphics

Thursday, 14 September 2017 - 4:00pm - Room 200

Benjamin Charles Loosley
Department: Chemistry
Efforts Towards Synthesis of Marine Natural Products

Friday, 15 September 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Ehsan Zaman
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Hydrodynamics of the Hydrocyclone Flow Field: Effects of Turbulence Modelling, Geometrical and Design Parameters

Friday, 15 September 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 203

Kahlil Baker
Department: Forestry
The Economics of Smallholder's Forestland-Use Decisions: Implications for Afforestation Programs

Friday, 15 September 2017 - 1:00pm - Room 5104, Earth Sciences Building (ESB), 2207 Main Mall

Luz Angelica Caudillo Mata
Department: Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Multiscale and Upscaling Methods for Geophysical Electromagnetic Forward Modeling

Monday, 18 September 2017 - 9:00am - Room 200

Tomoyo Otani
Department: Language and Literacy Education
The Writing Center as a Global Pedagogy: A Case Study of an Internationalizing University in Japan

Monday, 18 September 2017 - 9:00am - Room 203

Mitchell Robert Perry
Department: Chemistry
Catalytic Synthesis of Amines: From Small Molecules to Nitrogen-Containing Polymers

Monday, 18 September 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Jake Taylor Wires
Department: Computer Science
Storage System Design for Fast Nonvolatile Memories

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 203

Eileen Victoria Padgett
Department: Music
Ordinary Beauty

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Barbara Joanna Pakula
Department: Health Care and Epidemiology
Sexual Identity, Minority Stress, and the Mental Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Heterosexual Canadians

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 1510, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall

Zohreh Sharif Khodaei
Department: Zoology
Tricellular Junction Regulation, Signaling and Scaffolding

Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 9:00am - Room 203

Ling Guan
Department: Experimental Medicine
Autonomic Nervous System Parameters to Predict the Occurence of Ischemic Events After Transient Ischemic Attack or Minor Stroke

Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 203

Juelu Wang
Department: Neuroscience
Selective Neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinson's Disease

Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Shijun You
Department: Botany
Analysis of the Evolutionary Relationship and Geographical Patterns of Genetically Varies Populations of Diamondback Moth, Plutella xylostella (L.)

Friday, 22 September 2017 - 10:00am - Room 4114, Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, 2405 Wesbrook Mall

Amy Pei-Ling Chiu
Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Endothelial Cells Manage Fatty Acid Delivery to The Cardiomyocytes

Friday, 22 September 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 203

Andrea Kathleen Globa
Department: Neuroscience
Regulation of Cadherin Adhesion Complexes and their Modulators: Effects on Synapse Formation and Plasticity

Monday, 25 September 2017 - 9:00am - Room 203

Sebastian Huebel
Department: History
Stolen Manhood? German-Jewish Masculinities in the Third Reich, 1993-1945

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 - 4:00pm - Room 200

Lillian Mei Kuen Hung
Department: Nursing
Co-Creating Person-Centred Care in Acute Care

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 203

James David Kay
Department: Materials Engineering
Gas Transport and Void Evolution in Composite Prepregs

Thursday, 28 September 2017 - 9:00am - Room 203

Mir Sohail Fazeli
Department: Experimental Medicine
Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction in Children: An Investigation of Cardiac Autonomic Nervous System Activity and Related Therapies

Thursday, 28 September 2017 - 9:00am - 3402, Centre for Brain Health, 2215 Wesbrook Mall

Aarthi Raksha Gobinath
Department: Neuroscience
Comparison of Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Antidepressants in Postpartum Depression: Outcomes of Mother and Male and Female Offspringnd Male and Female Offspring

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

Thursday, 28 September 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 203

Saba Alimadadi Jani
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Understanding Motifs of Program Behaviour and Change

Thursday, 28 September 2017 - 2:00pm - Room 311, Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory, 2355 East Mall

Ellen Natalie Schelew
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Nonlinear Optical Response of Triple-Mode Silicon Photonic Crystal Microcavities Coupled to Single Channel Input and Output Waveguides

Friday, 29 September 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Farid Molazem Tabrizi
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Security Analysis and Intrusion Detection for Embedded Systems

Friday, 29 September 2017 - 4:00pm - Room 200

Lauren Nicole Harrison
Department: Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Isotopic and Chemical Heterogeneity of The Hawaiian Mantle Plume: Evaluating Mantle Geodynamics and Characterization of the LOA Geochemical Trend

Friday, 6 October 2017 - 9:00am - Room 200

Hao Ma
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Coordinated Transmission for Visible Light Communication Systems

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Jordan Balfour Aaron
Department: Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Advancement and Calibration of a 3D Numerical Model for Landslide Runout Analysis

Thursday, 12 October 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Katie Patricia Wadden
Department: Rehabilitation Sciences
The Behavioural and Neural Science of Motor Skills Learning in Healthy Individuals and People with Stroke