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.

Monday, 23 July 2018 - 9:00am - Room 207, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, V6T 1Z1

Franz Fenninger
Department: Microbiology and Immunology
Mutation of an L-Type Calcium Channel Gene Leads to a Novel Primary Cellular Immunodeficiency in Mice and Humans

Monday, 23 July 2018 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, V6T 1Z1

Riley Koenig
Department: Music
Lost: From a Child's Perspective

Monday, 23 July 2018 - 12:30pm - Room 207, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, V6T 1Z1

Vanessa Mackenzie Parent
Department: Art History, Visual Art and Theory (Fine Arts)
History, Myth and the Worker Body: Vienna Actionism within the Longue Durée of 1848

Monday, 23 July 2018 - 12:30pm - Room 107, Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory, 2202 Main Mall, V6T 1Z4

Krista Marie English
Department: Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Using Network Science to Understand the Knowledge Translation Pathways that Support Evidence-Informed Decision-Making (Translating Research to Inform Public Health Policy)

Wednesday, 25 July 2018 - 12:30pm - Room 207, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, V6T 1Z1

Christopher James Forgaard
Department: Kinesiology
Contributions of a Voluntary Response to Instruction-dependent Modulation of the Long-latency Stretch Reflex

Thursday, 26 July 2018 - 12:30pm - Room 207, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, V6T 1Z1

Seyed Arash Sheikholeslam
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
An Investigation of Age-Causing Molecular Phenomena at the Gate-Dielectric Channel Interface of MOSFET Devices

Thursday, 26 July 2018 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, V6T 1Z1

Zheng Ki Yip
Department: Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Spatially Explicit Robust Impact Patterns: A New Approach to Account for Uncertainties of Long-term Sea-level Rise Impacts at the Local Level

Thursday, 26 July 2018 - 1:00pm - Room 1002, Audain Art Centre, 6398 University Boulevard, 2118 West Mall V6T 1Z4

Heather Diane Muckart
Department: Art History, Visual Art and Theory (Fine Arts)
Absence and Artlessness in Early Modern Church of England Martyr Portraits

Thursday, 26 July 2018 - 1:00pm - Room 5104, Earth Sciences Building, 2207 Main Mall

Genevieve Savard
Department: Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Seismic Velocity Structure Under Vancouver Island from Travel Time Inversion: Insight from Low Frequency Earthquakes

Friday, 27 July 2018 - 9:00am - Room 207, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, V6T 1Z1

Emily Kathryn Anderson
Department: Resources, Environment and Sustainability
"Market" Participation for Development and Environmental Sustainability: Costa Rican Dairy Markets and Payments for Ecosystem Services

Friday, 27 July 2018 - 9:15am - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, V6T 1Z1

Tianqing Tina Yang
Department: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Proteomic Investigation of Protein Function and Regulatory Pathways in Cancer

Friday, 27 July 2018 - 10:00am - Room 224, Beaty Biodiversity Centre, 2212 Main Mall V6T 1Z4

Megan Gene Bontrager
Department: Botany
Pollination, Genetic Structure, and Adaptation to Climate Across the Geographic Range of Clarkia Pulchella

Friday, 27 July 2018 - 1:00pm - 293 (North Meeting Rm), Vancouver Prostate Centre (Robert H.N. Ho Building), 2635 Laurel St V5Z 1M9

Raunak Man Shrestha
Department: Bioinformatics
Computational Prioritization of Cancer Driver Genes for Precision Oncology

Friday, 27 July 2018 - 4:00pm - Room 207, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, V6T 1Z1

Peter Alexander Haddad
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Flexible Film and Breathable Textile Electrodes for Electrodermal Activity Monitoring

Monday, 30 July 2018 - 9:00am - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, V6T 1Z1

Anja Nowak
Department: Central, Eastern and North European Studies
Spatial Configurations of the Warsaw Ghetto: Selected Aspects of Jewish Space and Nazi Policies

Monday, 30 July 2018 - 12:30pm - 102, Michael Smith Laboratories, 2285 East Mall

Raymond Daniel Socha
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Investigating the Structure and Function of Metallo-β-Lactamases with Directed Evolution

Monday, 30 July 2018 - 12:30pm - 224, Biodiversity Centre, 2212 Main Mall

Matthew Miles Osmond
Department: Zoology
Adaptive Challenges: Fitness-valley Crossing and Evolutionary Rescue

Monday, 30 July 2018 - 12:30pm - Room 773, Robert Ho Research Centre, 2635 Laurel Street, V5Z 1M9

Maryvonne Adeline Rosamont-Ursulet
Department: Microbiology and Immunology
Investigation of the Role of the Leishmania Mexicana A600 Proteins in Amastigotes Development

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 - 9:00am - Room 207, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, V6T 1Z1

Sophia Shuk Kwan Chan
Department: Materials Engineering
Design and Fabrication of Electrospun Nanofiber Catalyst Support for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 - 12:30pm - Room 207, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, V6T 1Z1

Nicole Rielle Capler
Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program
Reasonable or Unreasonable?: A Patient-centred Perspective of Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Under Different Regulatory Frameworks in Canada

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, V6T 1Z1

Shawn Tamajka Whitfield
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Uncovering Regulators of Adaptor Protein Complex 1 (AP-1) Trafficking Pathways

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 - 2:00pm - 238, Institute for Computing Information and Cognitive Systems / Computer Science, 2366 Main Mall

Jianhui Chen
Department: Computer Science
Towards Automatic Broadcast of Team Sports

Wednesday, 1 August 2018 - 9:00am - Room 207, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, V6T 1Z1

Cluny Serenella South
Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program
When 'I' Belong I Don't Care About 'You': The Role of Self-Construal and Social Inclusion in Pro-Social Behaviour Directed at Animal Out-Group Recipients

Wednesday, 1 August 2018 - 12:30pm - 201, Scarfe, 2125 Main Mall

Fernando Murillo
Department: Curriculum and Pedagogy
Bildung, Psychoanalysis, and the Formation of Subjectivity in Educational Experience

Wednesday, 1 August 2018 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, V6T 1Z1

Ivana Zelenika
Department: Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Sustainability by Design: Motivating Pro-Environmental Action and Improving Waste Diversion

Wednesday, 1 August 2018 - 2:00pm - 5104, Earth Sciences Building, 2207 Main Mall, V6T 1Z4

Fabien Rabayrol
Department: Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Late Cenozoic Post-Subduction Tectonic, Magmatic and Metallogenic Evolution of the Anatolide-Tauride Orogenic Belt, Turkey

Thursday, 2 August 2018 - 9:00am - ESB 5104, Earth Science Building, 2207 Main Mall

Kathryn Rhian Grodzicki MacWilliam
Department: Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
The Geology and Genesis of the Coffee Gold Deposit in West-Central Yukon, Canada: Implications for the Structural, Magmatic, and Metallogenic Evolution of the Dawson Range, and Gold Exploration Models

Friday, 3 August 2018 - 9:00am - Room 167, 6000 Iona Drive V6T 1L4

Jose David Pulido Pescador
Department: Vancouver School of Economics
Essays on Factor Misallocation

Friday, 3 August 2018 - 9:00am - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, V6T 1Z1

Janet Kaldas
Department: Psychology
Perfectionistic Self-Presentation in Group Therapy: Interpersonal Behaviours and Therapeutic Process Factors

Friday, 3 August 2018 - 12:30pm - 311, Brimacombe Building, 2355 East Mall

Shadi Balandeh
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Experimental and Theoretical Study of the Electronic Structure of Single-crystal BaBiO3

Friday, 3 August 2018 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, V6T 1Z1

Patricia Ann Johnston
Department: Social Work
Promises of Prosperity: Mining-Involved Inuit Mothers and Culturally Relevant Child Welfare

Friday, 3 August 2018 - 12:30pm - Room 207, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, V6T 1Z1

Dagoberto Contreras
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Searching for Hemispheric Asymmetry and Parity Violation with the Cosmic Microwave Background

Friday, 3 August 2018 - 4:00pm - Room 207, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, V6T 1Z1

William Walker Green
Department: English
Time and Metaphor: Reading and Writing the Computus in the British Isles, 600-1400

Tuesday, 7 August 2018 - 9:00am - Room 207, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, V6T 1Z1

Timo William Van Der Zwan
Department: Forestry
The Influence of Enzymatic Liquefaction and Slurry Rheology on High-Solids Cellulose Hydrolysis

Tuesday, 7 August 2018 - 9:00am - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, V6T 1Z1

Tongjun Sun
Department: Botany
Plant Immunity Regulation by Transcription Factors SARD1 and CBP60G: Downstream, Upstream and the Amplification Loop

Tuesday, 7 August 2018 - 12:30pm - Room 207, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, V6T 1Z1

Yu Max Wang
Department: Chemical and Biological Engineering
Development of a Quantitative Risk Analysis Approach to Evaluate the Economic Performance of an Industrial-scale Biorefinery

Tuesday, 7 August 2018 - 12:30pm - 3201, Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2405 Wesbrook Mall

Seungil Paik
Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences
The Neuroprotective Role of Somatostatin Against Beta Amyloid Induced Toxicity in In Vitro Models of Alzheimer's Disease

Tuesday, 7 August 2018 - 1:30pm - 2101, Douglas Kenny, 2136 West Mall

Jennifer Campbell
Department: Psychology
The Nature of Infants' Early Object Word Comprehension

Wednesday, 8 August 2018 - 9:00am - Room 207, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, V6T 1Z1

Kaitlin Lovering
Department: Chemistry
Water at the Silica Surface: Effects of Ion and Temperature

Wednesday, 8 August 2018 - 12:30pm - 316, Eye Care Centre (VGH), 2550 Willow St, Vancouver, V5Z 3N9

Naif Sami Sannan
Department: Experimental Medicine
Genetic Insights into the Role of PAX6 in Ocular Development

Wednesday, 8 August 2018 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, V6T 1Z1

Sue-Jin Lin
Department: Neuroscience
Advanced Network Analyses of Resting-State Functional Connectivity to Probe Executive Function in Parkinson's Disease and Multiple Sclerosis

Thursday, 9 August 2018 - 9:00am - Room 207, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, V6T 1Z1

Joseph Frank Welch
Department: Kinesiology
Sex Differences in Diaphragmatic Fatigue

Thursday, 9 August 2018 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, V6T 1Z1

Ali Etrati
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Displacement Flow of Miscible Fluids with Density and Viscosity Contrast

Friday, 10 August 2018 - 9:00am - 101, Michael Smith Labs, 2185 East Mall

Savrina Manhas
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Characterizing the Role of Nuclear Pore Complexes in Genome Insertion of the Yeast TY1 Retrotransposon

Friday, 10 August 2018 - 9:30am - 400B, Music Building, 6361 Memorial Road, V6T 1Z2

Antares Leah Boyle
Department: Music
Formation and Process in Repetitive Post-Tonal Music

Friday, 10 August 2018 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, V6T 1Z1

Ignacio San Miguel
Department: Forestry
Assessing Historical Landscape Patterns Following Fire in the Canadian Boreal Forest Using Remote Sensing Data

Friday, 10 August 2018 - 12:30pm - 2512, Kenny Building, 2136 West Mall

Sabrina Chia-Hsuan Chang
Department: Psychology
Mapping the East-West Divide in Human Sexuality

Friday, 10 August 2018 - 12:30pm - Room 207, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, V6T 1Z1

Marjan Zare Bezgabadi
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Fluid Mechanics Causes of Gas Migration: Displacement of a Yield Stress Fluid in a Channel and Onset of Fluid Invasion into a Visco-Plastic Fluid

Monday, 13 August 2018 - 12:30pm - Room 207, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, V6T 1Z1

Hasti Hosseinizand
Department: Chemical and Biological Engineering
Drying and Co-Pelletization of Microalgae with Sawdust

Monday, 13 August 2018 - 12:30pm - Room 1107, Neville Scarfe Building, 2125 Main Mall, V6T 1Z4

Alison Lea Shields
Department: Curriculum and Pedagogy
Painting as Thinking; Painting as Conversation: An Examination of Learning Through Painting Through Studio Visits with Canadian Artists

Monday, 13 August 2018 - 4:00pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, V6T 1Z1

Babak Nasouri
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Elastohydrodynamic Interactions at Small Scales

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 - 9:00am - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, V6T 1Z1

Pan Zhao
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Robust and Optimal Switching Linear-Parameter-Varying Control

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, V6T 1Z1

Nicolas Bedo
Department: Psychology
Brain Connectivity Dynamics of Reading and Dyslexia: Typical and Perturbed Reading Networks in Adults and Children

Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 9:00am - Room 207, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, V6T 1Z1

Farzad Hemmati
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Dynamic Behavior of Fluid Film Bearings, Applications in the Flexible Rotor Instability Analysis

Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 12:30pm - Room 207, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, V6T 1Z1

Andrea Nicole Polonijo
Department: Sociology
Socioeconomic and Racial-Ethnic Inequalities in Human Papillomavirus Vaccination: Empirically Testing Fundamental Cause, Health Lifestyle, and Prosocial Mechanisms of Health Disparities

Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 12:30pm - IONA 533, Iona Building, 6000 Iona Drive

Nouri Najjar
Department: Vancouver School of Economics
Essays on the Economics of Environmental Regulation

Friday, 17 August 2018 - 12:30pm - IONA 533, Iona Building, 6000 Iona Drive

Jacob Michael Schwartz
Department: Vancouver School of Economics
Essays in Applied Econometrics

Monday, 20 August 2018 - 12:30pm - Room 207, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, V6T 1Z1

Clara Eugenia Roa Garcia
Department: Soil Science
Soil Properties and Land Use Affecting Soil Water Dynamics in Andisols and Inceptisols at Two Mid-Elevation Sites in the Colombian Andes

Monday, 20 August 2018 - 12:30pm - IONA 533, Iona Building, 6000 Iona Drive

Ruoying Wang
Department: Vancouver School of Economics
International Trade and Firm Performance

Wednesday, 29 August 2018 - 9:00am - Room 207, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, V6T 1Z1

Guang Gao
Department: Cell & Developmental Biology
Endoplasmic Reticulum: Nanodomain Organization and Communication with Mitochondria

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 - 12:30pm - Boardroom, First Nations House of Learning , 1985 West Mall

Joyce Ann Schneider
Department: Educational Studies
The Warp and Weft of It All: Ucwalmicw Education Emerging Out of the Aboriginal Education Tapestry

Friday, 12 October 2018 - 9:00am - 2012, Oak House, Ponderosa Commons North, 6445 University Boulevard, 2075 West Mall V6T 1Z2

Nora Kathleen Houlahan
Department: Educational Studies
Evaluation of a Competency-Based Education Framework for Police Recruit Training in British Columbia