Upcoming Exams

Defences are currently being held virtually via Zoom, and audiences are by invitation. Dates and times are posted for information only.

Monday, 1 March 2021 - 4:00pm

Seyed Mahyad Aghigh
Department: Chemistry
Ultracold Nitric Oxide Molecular Plasma: Characteristic Response to Time-Varying Electric Fields

Thursday, 4 March 2021 - 9:00am

Elesha Rene Hoffarth
Department: Chemistry
Building Chemical Tools from the Indolmycin Biosynthetic Pathway

Thursday, 4 March 2021 - 12:30pm

Diana Canals Hernaez
Department: Medical Genetics
Investigation of the Role of Podocalyxin in Cancer Progression and Its Potential as a Cancer Therapeutic

Friday, 5 March 2021 - 9:00am

Ching Wong
Department: Mathematics
New Results in Extremal Combinatorics

Friday, 5 March 2021 - 9:00am

Jenilyn Ang Ledesma
Department: Centre for Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education
Association of Language Proficiency and Performance on Mathematics and Science Assessments: The Case of PISA 2015

Friday, 5 March 2021 - 9:30am

Rebecca Jane Dodd
Department: English
Performing Memory: American Poets Theater and the Poetics of the Archive, 1945-1995

Friday, 5 March 2021 - 12:30pm

Ethan Richard Sauve
Department: Chemistry
Organic Electronic Materials for Nanoscale Systems: From Luminescent Bottlebrush Copolymers to Ultrastable Fluorophores

Friday, 5 March 2021 - 12:30pm

Michelle Gilman
Department: Language and Literacy Education
Rethinking "Family" in a Family Literacy Program: A Canadian Case Study

Monday, 8 March 2021 - 12:00pm

Chang Ge
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Development of a Technology Framework for Rapid Polymer MEMS Fabrication Process Based on SU-8 Photoresist

Monday, 8 March 2021 - 12:30pm

Seyedmohammadamin Arefi
Department: Chemical and Biological Engineering
Computational Studies of Particles and Cells Transport in Microfluidic Devices

Monday, 8 March 2021 - 12:30pm

Arvind Shivnarayan Soni
Department: Chemistry
Synthesis of Substrates and Inhibitors for Cell Shape-Determining Proteases Csd4 and Csd6

Monday, 8 March 2021 - 4:00pm

Meghan Elizabeth Longstaffe
Department: History
Gendered Precarity and the Politics of Care: Histories of Homelessness, Home, and Community-Making in Downtown Eastside Vancouver

Tuesday, 9 March 2021 - 3:30pm

Minami Orihara
Department: Asian Studies
Bonds of Trust: The Origins of Tanomi Shomon and the Mechanisms of Trust and Cooperation in Early Modern Japan

Wednesday, 10 March 2021 - 9:00am

Linglan Fu
Department: Chemistry
Engineering Globular Protein-Based Hydrogels with Tunable Mechanical Properties

Wednesday, 10 March 2021 - 9:00am

Shu Yang
Department: Computer Science
Recommendation-Based Approaches to Unveil Binding Preferences of Experimentally Unexplored RNA-Binding Proteins

Wednesday, 10 March 2021 - 12:30pm

LJ Slovin
Department: Curriculum and Pedagogy
"Keep it Confusing": Gender Nonconforming Youth Resisting Structures of Legibility in High School

Thursday, 11 March 2021 - 9:30am

Lisa Marie Allen
Department: Educational Studies
Being Precarious: An Autoethnographic Account of One Precarious Faculty Member's Lived Experience Working in Four British Columbia Higher Education Institutions

Thursday, 11 March 2021 - 12:00pm

Sohrab Rahimi
Department: Forestry
Estimating the Final Moisture Content Variation in Kiln-Dried Pacific Coast Hemlock

Thursday, 11 March 2021 - 12:30pm

Chengtie Wang
Department: Mining Engineering
Development of a Comprehensive HPGR Model Using Large Experimental Data Sets

Thursday, 11 March 2021 - 12:30pm

Patrick Coulombe
Department: Experimental Medicine
Endothelial Regulation in Cell Fate Specification During Embryotic Development of the Lung and the Hematopoietic System

Thursday, 11 March 2021 - 1:30pm

Abdelmalik Aljalai
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Novel Signaling Schemes to Improve the Performance of 5G Cellular Networks and Beyond

Friday, 12 March 2021 - 12:30pm

Nathan Arjun Beloud (Dhaliwal)
Department: Sauder School of Business
Signalling Benefits of Punishing and Partnering

Friday, 12 March 2021 - 2:00pm

Marcus Andrew Sonier
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Adaptive Radiotherapy Treatment Corrections to Account for Patient-Specific Systematic Soft Tissue Deformations: Prostate, Lung, and Head & Neck Cancer

Tuesday, 16 March 2021 - 9:00am

Neha Choudhary
Department: Chemistry
Non‐Macrocyclic Chelators for Metal‐Based Radiopharmaceuticals

Tuesday, 16 March 2021 - 9:00am

Janet C Currie
Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program
What Patient, Clinician, Policy, and Socio-Cultural Factors are Associated with the Rise in Off-Label Prescribing of Domperidone in British Columbia When Used to Treat Low Milk Supply

Tuesday, 16 March 2021 - 12:30pm

Abdullah Al-Digs
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Models and Methods for Power System Online Dynamic Contingency Monitoring and Control

Wednesday, 17 March 2021 - 9:00am

Sameer Hemant Shah
Department: Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Advancing Livelihood Water Security in the Rural Global South

Thursday, 18 March 2021 - 9:00am

Lindsay Cole
Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program
Exploring the Transformative Potential of Public Sector Innovation Labs: Assembling a Cabinet of Curiosities

Thursday, 18 March 2021 - 9:00am

Linda Catherine Horianopoulos
Department: Microbiology and Immunology
The Roles of J Domain Co-Chaperones in the Fungal Pathogen Cryptococcus Neoformans

Thursday, 18 March 2021 - 12:30pm

Jonathan Stuart Frew
Department: Experimental Medicine
Premature Termination Codon Readthrough Restores Progranulin Expression in Preclinical Models of Frontotemporal Dementia and Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis

Thursday, 18 March 2021 - 1:00pm

Kamaldeep Kaur Gill
Department: Rehabilitation Sciences
From Mice to Children: Investigating Involvement of the Cerebellum in Developmental Coordination Disorder and Cerebellar Changes with Rehabilitation

Thursday, 18 March 2021 - 2:00pm

Stefanie De Graaf
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Evaluation of Uniform Conditional State Model for Gas Turbine Combustor Design

Friday, 19 March 2021 - 9:00am

Dorothee Leesing
Department: Central, Eastern and North European Studies
Engaging the High-Rise in German Media Culture: Aspects of Vertical Living from 1945 to 2020

Friday, 19 March 2021 - 9:00am

Hoda Yaghmaiean
Department: Botany
Identification and Characterization of Receptor-Like Cytoplasmic Kinases (RLCKs) Important in NLR-Mediated Immunity

Friday, 19 March 2021 - 11:00am

Justin Scott Dwyer
Department: Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies
Apollodorus of Carystus and the Tradition of New Comedy

Friday, 19 March 2021 - 12:30pm

Derek (Yongdong) Ouyang
Department: Population and Public Health
Increasing the Efficiency of Pragmatic Trials Using Innovative Design and Analyses

Monday, 22 March 2021 - 8:30am

Gil Jorge Barros Henriques
Department: Zoology
Evolutionary Theory of Cooperation and Group Life

Monday, 22 March 2021 - 9:00am

Giacomo Gallina
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Development of a Single Vacuum Ultra-Violet Photon-Sensing Solution for nEXO

Monday, 22 March 2021 - 9:00am

Samuel Livingston
Department: Botany
Developmental Cell Biology of Specialized Metabolite Production and Storage in Cannabis Glandular Trichomes

Monday, 22 March 2021 - 12:00pm

Christine Hui-Kuan Ou
Department: Nursing
Using Mixed Methods to Explain Maternal Anger: Examining the Relationships Between Sleep and Anger and Exploring Mothers' Development of Anger

Monday, 22 March 2021 - 12:30pm

MohammadAli Nikoo
Department: Experimental Medicine
Opium Tincture for Opioid Substitution Treatment

Tuesday, 23 March 2021 - 9:00am

Carlos Andres Diaz Lopez
Department: Chemistry
Neutral and Cationic Indium Complexes for the Synthesis of Oxygenated Copolymers

Wednesday, 24 March 2021 - 10:00am

Katelyn Dawn Janzen
Department: Microbiology and Immunology
Characterizing Salmonella‐Pathogenicity Island‐2 Effector Interactions Implicated in Host Endomembrane Reorganization

Wednesday, 24 March 2021 - 12:30pm

Matthew James Yanko
Department: Curriculum and Pedagogy
Living Assessment: The Artful Assessment of Learning in the Arts

Wednesday, 24 March 2021 - 12:30pm

Nina Ebner
Department: Geography
Lives on the Line: The (Re)Making of Uneven Development on the United States - Mexico Border

Thursday, 25 March 2021 - 9:00am

Brandon Stuart
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy of Topological Materials

Friday, 26 March 2021 - 9:00am

Silvain Sili Dang
Department: Psychology
Using the Dual Control Model to Understand Chinese and Western Cultural Influences in Sexuality for University Women and Men

Friday, 26 March 2021 - 12:30pm

Ava Becker
Department: Language and Literacy Education
After Exile: Heritage Language and Literacy Socialization Across Three Generations in one Chilean-Canadian Family

Monday, 29 March 2021 - 9:00am

Ziao Huang
Department: Chemistry
Quantitative Analysis of Small‐Molecule Biomarkers by Capillary Electrophoresis‐Mass Spectrometry

Monday, 29 March 2021 - 10:00am

Cheng Chen
Department: Materials Engineering
The Effect of Cure Cycle on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Interlayer Toughened Composites

Tuesday, 30 March 2021 - 1:00pm

Kyle Patrick Wamer
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Generalization of the Haldane Conjecture to SU(n) Chains

Wednesday, 31 March 2021 - 12:30pm

Vahitha Shameem Nizamudheen
Department: Experimental Medicine
Novel Therapeutic Approaches for the Treatment of Childhood Ocular Genetic Diseases

Thursday, 1 April 2021 - 10:00am

Tongou Yang
Department: Mathematics
Configurations and Decoupling: A Few Problems in Euclidean Harmonic Analysis

Thursday, 1 April 2021 - 12:30pm

Siba Ghrear
Department: Psychology
The Nature, Development, and Implications of the 'Curse of Knowledge' in Childhood

Tuesday, 6 April 2021 - 12:30pm

Kathryn Elizabeth Paterson
Department: Educational Studies
"It's a Very Careful Line We Walk": How Educators Resist, Navigate, and Make Sense of the Queer, Trans Necropolitical Landscape of Elementary Education

Thursday, 8 April 2021 - 9:00am

Arlo Cordell Adams
Department: Cell & Developmental Biology
The Role of TBC-ER Membrane Contacts During Junction Turnover in the Seminiferous Epithelium

Thursday, 8 April 2021 - 9:00am

Kazune Tamura
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Functional Dissection of Beta-Glucan Utilization by Prominent Human Gut Symbionts

Thursday, 8 April 2021 - 9:00am

Jacqueline R Witkowski
Department: Art History, Visual Art and Theory (Fine Arts)
Disappearing Threads: Art Between Text and Textile in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile After 1955

Thursday, 8 April 2021 - 2:00pm

Giulia Francesca Del Gobbo
Department: Medical Genetics
Genomic Profiling in the Placenta: Toward a Greater Understanding of Genetic Variation Contributing to Placental Insufficiency and Fetal Growth Restriction

Friday, 9 April 2021 - 9:00am

Abdulrahman Ben Hasan
Department: Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
On Sustainability and Financial Return of Fishery Resources

Friday, 9 April 2021 - 12:30pm

Flora Yi Lun To-Miles
Department: Rehabilitation Sciences
The Health-Promoting Potential of Occupations: An Exploratory Study of Adults With and Without Inflammatory Arthritis

Wednesday, 14 April 2021 - 9:30am

Yongwei Wang
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Adversarial Deep Learning on Digital Media Security and Forensics

Wednesday, 14 April 2021 - 2:00pm

Nathalie Linnea Helene Sandell
Department: Zoology
Experiments of Sexual Selection and Ploidy-Specific Effects of Mutations in Yeast

Wednesday, 21 April 2021 - 9:00am

Baris Ahmet Yorumez
Department: History
Socialism with a Melancholy Heart: The Red-Collars and the Making of Reform Socialism in Czechoslovakia (1945-1968)

Friday, 23 April 2021 - 12:30pm

Jie Wu
Department: Forestry
Adapting Mechanical Pulping as a Possible Pretreatment/Front-End for an Enzyme-Based Biorefinery