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, 27 March 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Carmen Aurelia Sima
Department: Rehabilitation Sciences
Resting Heart Rate and Arterial Stiffness Relationship in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Monday, 27 March 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 203

Kieran Mark Findlater
Department: Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Explaining Climate-Sensitive Decision-Making: On the Relationship Between Cognitive Logic and Climate-Adaptive Behaviour

Monday, 27 March 2017 - 2:30pm - Room 403B Music Building 6361 Memorial Road

Tyler Lee Kinnear
Department: Music
Music in Nature, Nature in Music: Sounding the Envrionment in Contemporary Composition

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Caitlin Schneider
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Ultrasound Elastography for Intra-Operative Use and Renal Tissue Imaging

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 - 9:00am - Room 203

Sarah Grace Fessenden
Department: Anthropology
"We Just Wanna Warm Some Bellies": Food not Bombs, Anarchism, and Recycling Wasted Food For Protest

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Hamid Palangi
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Deep Learning for Sequence Modelling: Applications in Natural Languages and Distributed Compressive Sensing

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 203

Mina Momayyezi
Department: Forestry
Physiological Basis of Variation in Mesophyll Conductance of Black Cottonwood (Populus trichocarpa Torr. & Gray)

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 - 4:00pm - Room 203

Florian Baier
Department: Genome Science and Technology
The Evolution of Enzyme Functions in the Metallo-Beta-Lactamase Superfamily

Thursday, 30 March 2017 - 9:30am - Room 337, Michael Smithi Lab 2185 East Mall

Darek Joseph Sikorski
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Small Volume Cell Culture Technology for the Analysis of Clonal Heterogeneity in Mammalian Cell Populations

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

Hyera Byean
Department: Language and Literacy Education
Tracked Identities, Resistance, and Cultural Production of Yeongpoja: Critical Ethnography of Tracked English Classes in a Korean Middle School

Thursday, 30 March 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 203

Ahmad Fawzi Arbaeen
Department: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Improvement of Quality Standards for Blood Transfusions: Use of Functional Measures to Predict Platelet Transfusion Efficacy

Thursday, 30 March 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 2203, Biological Sciences Building 6270 University Blvd

Caitlin Charlotte Anne Donnelly
Department: Botany
The Role of MOR1 in the Control of Microtubule Organization and Dynamics in Arabidopsis thaliana

Thursday, 30 March 2017 - 1:00pm - Sty-Wet-Tan Hall, First Nations Longhouse 1985 West Mall

Dorothy Christian
Department: Educational Studies
Gathering Knowledge: Indigenous Methodologies of Land/Place-Based Visual Storytelling/Filmmaking & Visual Sovereignty

Friday, 31 March 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 200

Iain Hawthorne
Department: Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Impacts of Biochar Application to a Douglas-fir Forest Soil on Greenhouse Gas Fluxes and Water Quality

Friday, 31 March 2017 - 4:00pm - Room 310, Neville Scarfe Building, 2125 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

Terrance Leonard Berg
Department: Curriculum and Pedagogy
Rethinking the Growth Mantra: An Exploration of the Post-Normal World of Declining Conventional Fossil Energy

Monday, 3 April 2017 - 9:00am - Room 203

Sara Schroeter
Department: Language and Literacy Education
Difference at Play: An Ethnography of Discourse and Drama in Multicultural Classrooms in a Francophone Minority Language School

Monday, 3 April 2017 - 9:00am - Room 200

Julienne Maurisse Jagdeo
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Identification of Novel Picornavirus Proteinase Substrates Using Terminal Amine Isotopic Labeling of Substrates

Monday, 3 April 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 203

Dorian Peng Tung
Department: Civil Engineering
Design and Validation of Innovative Earthquake Resilient Fused Structures

Monday, 3 April 2017 - 4:00pm - Room 203

Kaiyun Yang
Department: Neuroscience
A Study of Ocular Dominance Plasticity: Probing the Molecular Mechanisms and Exploring its Effect on Functional Connectivity

Tuesday, 4 April 2017 - 9:00am - Room 203

Devin James Sauer
Department: Civil Engineering
Structural and Economic Evaluation of Self-Anchored Discontinuous Hybrid Cable Bridges

Tuesday, 4 April 2017 - 4:00pm - Room 203

Xinxin Zhang
Department: Computer Science
Tackling Small-Scale Fluid Features in Large Domains for Computer Graphics

Wednesday, 5 April 2017 - 9:15am - Room 200

Suvaporn Phasuk
Department: Agricultural Sciences
Modeling the Behavior of Labor Migration in Thailand: Does the Wage Play an Important Role in Labor Migration

Wednesday, 5 April 2017 - 2:15pm - Dorthy Lam Boardroom , BC Cancer Research Centre 675 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver

Christopher Trevor Daniel Dickman
Department: Experimental Medicine
Secreted microRNAs and Their Role in Cancer Promotion and Detection

Wednesday, 5 April 2017 - 4:00pm - Room 203

Tristan Scott Sullivan
Department: Physics and Astronomy
A High-Precision Measurement of the pi --> ev Branching Ratio

Thursday, 6 April 2017 - 11:00am - Room 589, Robert H. N. Ho Centre, 2635 Laurel Street

Leigh Elizabeth Christine Gabel
Department: Experimental Medicine
Bone Strength Accrual Across Adolescent Growth: The Influence of Physical Activity and Sedentary Time

Friday, 7 April 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 203

Daniel Young Jun
Department: Microbiology and Immunology
Recombinant Expression and Band-Gap Engineering of the Bacterial Photosynthetic Reaction Centre

Monday, 10 April 2017 - 9:00am - Conference room, Brain Research Centre 1122 Westbrook Mall

Conny Hsin-Cheng Lin
Department: Neuroscience
Plasticity of Behaviour Modulated by Alcohol

Monday, 10 April 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Bita Imam
Department: Rehabilitation Sciences
Incidence and Rehabilitation of Lower Limb Amputation in Canada, and Feasibility of a Novel Training Program

Monday, 10 April 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 207, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 North West Marine Drive

Fernando Villasenor Rodriguez
Department: Allard School of Law
The Constitutionalization of the Right to Social Security: A Comparative Analysis Between Japan and Mexico

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 - 4:00pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Maria Grazia Petrucci
Department: History
Cast in Silver: The Rise and Demise of Kyushu Corsairs in a Unifying Japan, 1540-1640

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

Patrick Mdelwa Radebe
Department: Educational Studies
Afrocentric Education: What Does it Mean to Toronto's Black Parents?

Thursday, 13 April 2017 - 9:00am - Room 207,Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Eric Michael Brown
Department: Microbiology and Immunology
The Impact of Malnutrition on Host-Microbe Interactions in the Intestine

Thursday, 13 April 2017 - 9:00am - Room 101 , Michael Smith Labs, 2185 East Mall

Paige Lauren Wood Olmsted
Department: Resources, Environment and Sustainability
For Love or Money: Harnessing Environmental Values and Financial Incentives to Promote Conservation Stewardship

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

Wenchang He
Department: Forestry
Effects of Adhesive Z-Connections on the Properties of a Model Wood Composite

Thursday, 13 April 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 207,Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Seyed Mohammad Miraskari
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Identification of the Fluid Induced Instability Phenomenon in Journal Bearings

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 - 9:00am - Room 418, McLeod Building, 2356 Main Mall

Ayman Mostafa
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Physical-Layer Security for Visible-Light Communication Systems

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 2107 Anthropology and Sociology building 6303 NW Marine Drive, UBC

Huma Mohibullah
Department: Anthropology
"Where are the Moderate Muslims?": Fraught Muslim Positionalities in Post-9/11 New York

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

Jonathan Michael David Newell
Department: English
'The Daemonology of Unplumbed Space': Weird Fiction, Disgust, and the Aesthetics of the Unthinkable

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 - 9:00am - Room 418, MacLeod Building 2356 Main Mall

Nasim Arianpoo
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Improving Transport Layer Performance Over Multi-hop Wireless Networks by Machine Learning

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Alexander David Wright
Department: MD/PhD Program
A Prospective, Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding Sport-Related Head Trauma: Novel Insights Into the Effects on Myelin and Cerebrovascular Function

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

Jingbo Shi
Department: Forestry
Water Soprtion Hysteresis Modeling and the Elucidation of Wood Cell Wall Architecture

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 - 1:30pm - Room 2108, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute , 950 W 28th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4.

Christopher Kay
Department: Medical Genetics
Population Genetics and Allele-Specific Silencing of the Huntington Disease Mutation

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

Brandon Cody Davis
Department: History
Grounds for Permanent War: Land Appropriation, Exceptional Powers, and the Mid-Century Militarization of Western North American Environments

Thursday, 27 April 2017 - 9:00am - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Seyed Alborz Mazloomian
Department: Bioinformatics
A Systems Biology Study of Alternative Splicing Regulations and Functions

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

Colleen Victoria Addison
Department: Library, Archival and Information Studies
The Issue of Avoidance: Information Avoidance in the Context of Personal Health Concerns

Monday, 1 May 2017 - 9:00am - Multipurpose Room (#2012), Ponderosa Commons Oak House,6445 University Blvd

Kapil Dev Regmi
Department: Educational Studies
Lifelong Learning in Least Developed Countries: The Case of Nepal

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

Man Shun Ma
Department: Mathematics
Geometric Properties of the Space of Lagrangian Self-Shrinking Tori in R4

Monday, 1 May 2017 - 3:00pm - Room 418, MacLeod Building, 2356 Main Mall V6T 1Z4

Emanuel Serban
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Advanced Control Functionalities for Photovoltaic and Energy Storage Converters

Tuesday, 2 May 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Ashley Victoria Whillans
Department: Psychology
Exchanging Cents for Seconds: The Happiness Benefits of Choosing Time Over Money

Friday, 5 May 2017 - 9:00am - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Christa Klein-Bosgoed
Department: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Using Pathogen Inactivation Treatment to Study the Stability of Platelet Messenger RNA

Monday, 8 May 2017 - 4:00pm - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Alexander Ferguson
Department: Theatre and Film
Scenographic Encounters: Using Cognitive Theories to Explore Audience Embodiment of Performance Spaces

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 - 9:00am - Room 202, Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

Maggie Juan Li
Department: Allard School of Law
Legal Culture of Migrant Construction Workers in China

Wednesday, 7 June 2017 - 12:30pm - Room 207,Anthropology and Sociology Building ,6303 North West Marine Drive

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