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.

Tuesday, 3 October 2023 - 4:30pm - Room 200

Paul Boniface Akaabre
Department: Community and Regional Planning
Land Privatization and Formalization as Traditional Leasehold Properties in Ghana: Structure, Transparency, Efficiency of the Tenure Model for Housing Investment and Delivery

Wednesday, 4 October 2023 - 2:30pm

Jiameng Lan
Department: Botany
Genetic Analysis of Signaling Pathway Mediated by FLAVIN-DEPENDENT MONOOXYGENASE 1 in Arabidopsis Thaliana

Thursday, 5 October 2023 - 11:00am - 5505, Fred Kaiser Building, 2332 Main Mall

Yinjia Huo
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Cable Health Monitoring using Power Line Communications Signal and Machine Learning Technique

Thursday, 5 October 2023 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Ching-chung Hsueh
Department: Physics and Astronomy
A Journey into Computational Protein Design: Simulation Methods, Physical Origins of Disease, and Therapeutic Design for Neurodegenerative Diseases and COVID19

Friday, 6 October 2023 - 11:30am - 2107, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Dr

Kendra Leigh Jewell
Department: Anthropology
"Bailing with a Red Solo Cup": Recognition, Disregard, and the Everyday Horror of Climate Crisis in Coastal Florida

Friday, 6 October 2023 - 3:00pm - D219, Chemistry Building, 2036 Main Mall

Junliang Liu
Department: Chemistry
The Control and Analysis of One-Pot Multistep Reactions by Automation and Reaction Monitoring Technologies

Friday, 6 October 2023 - 4:00pm - Room 200

Yunlong Zhao
Department: Materials Engineering
Monolithic Integration of 850 nm and 940 nm AlGaAs Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers on Bulk Si and Ge Substrates

Wednesday, 11 October 2023 - 9:30am - Dorothy Lam Boardroom, BC Cancer Research Institute, 675 West 10th Avenue

Gabriela Cristina Segat
Department: Oncology
From MYCN to Inflammaging: Understanding the Pathogenesis of Immature T-ALL

Friday, 13 October 2023 - 9:00am - Room 200

Ira James Sutherland
Department: Forestry
Historical Dynamics of Ecosystem Services and their Social-ecological Drivers in British Columbia, Canada

Friday, 13 October 2023 - 9:00am - Room 203

Giuseppe Vojin Crescenzo
Department: Chemistry
Viscosity of Biogenic Secondary Organic Aerosol and Atmospheric Implications

Friday, 13 October 2023 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Andrew Chadwick
Department: Forestry
Enhancing Post-Harvest Regeneration Monitoring with Digital Aerial Photogrammetry and Deep Learning

Friday, 13 October 2023 - 12:30pm - Room 203

Yulia Egorova
Department: Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Global Distribution and Biomass of the Mesopelagic Mesozooplankton and Micronekton Community

Monday, 16 October 2023 - 9:00am - Room 200

Shuang Liu
Department: Zoology
Integrating Transcriptomics and Physiology to Reveal Evidence for Local Adaptation in Prickly Sculpin (Cottidae: Cottus asper) Across British Columbia

Monday, 16 October 2023 - 11:00am - X836, ICICS Building, 2366 Main Mall

Nico Ritschel
Department: Computer Science
Enriching Block-based End-user Programming with Visual Features

Monday, 16 October 2023 - 11:00am

Jaco-Pierre van der Merwe
Department: Forestry
The Impact of Altitude, Soil Geology, and Soil Depth on Pinus Patula Solid Wood Properties for Structural Timber and Plywood Production

Tuesday, 17 October 2023 - 12:30pm

Alicia Elaine Luedke
Department: Political Science
Negotiating Gender in Crisis: Global Norms and State Power in South Sudan

Friday, 20 October 2023 - 3:00pm - E404, Shaughnessy Building, BC Children's and Women's Hospital, 4500 Oak St

Arezoo Alemzadeh Mehrizi
Department: Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Role of Epidermal Growth Factor Family in Copy-number High Endometrial Cancers

Monday, 23 October 2023 - 9:30am - Room 200

Kelsey Ann Everard
Department: Civil Engineering
Natural Convective Processes

Monday, 23 October 2023 - 12:00pm

Xuejun Ji
Department: Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Using Cross-Classified Mixed Effects Model for Validation Studies: A Flexible and Pragmatic Validation Method

Thursday, 26 October 2023 - 9:00am

Ali Mirza
Department: Bioinformatics
The Gut Microbiome in Pediatric-onset Multiple Sclerosis

Thursday, 26 October 2023 - 3:30pm

Hoda Sadat Hashemi
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
3D Ultrafast Ultrasound Elastography

Monday, 30 October 2023 - 4:00pm - Room 200

Samuel Caleb Wee
Department: English Language and Literatures
The Lyric Selfie: Mediating Race and Subjectivity in Poetry from Print to Web 2.0

Tuesday, 31 October 2023 - 9:00am

Emily Jean Amburgey
Department: Anthropology
Migration, Climate Change, and the Transformation of Translocal Livelihoods in Mustang, Nepal

Wednesday, 1 November 2023 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Kamila Romanowski
Department: Experimental Medicine
Looking Beyond Cure: Refining Our Understanding of the Long-Term Impacts of Tuberculosis

Friday, 3 November 2023 - 9:00am - Room 200

Daniel Eunsoo Ji
Department: Social Work
Reframing Adolescent Resistance to Parents

Monday, 6 November 2023 - 9:00am

Thalia Otamendi
Department: Rehabilitation Sciences
The Role of Illness Perceptions in Mental Health Treatment-seeking and Outcomes After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Friday, 10 November 2023 - 9:00am

Ine Johanna Sebastiana Beljaars
Department: Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice
Embodied Encounters: Afro-Latin Dance and Dutch Cultural Identity

Tuesday, 14 November 2023 - 9:00am

Sandra E Filippelli
Department: Language and Literacy Education
A Walking Guide to Writing about My Aesthetic Encounters with Art