Thesis defences — Nov 23

Danielle Sirianni Molnar — PhD in PsychologyDanielle Sirianni Molnar will present her thesis defence on Friday, Nov. 26, at 2 p.m. in Plaza 600F. The title of her thesis is “The Light and Dark Sides of Perfectionism: Implications for Health and Well-Being.” Examining committee members are: John Novak, chair; Fuschia Sirois, Bishop’s University, external examiner; Stan Sadava, supervisor; Brent Faught, internal examiner; Michael Ashton and Nancy DeCourville, committee members. All are welcome to attend.Amy Bowen — PhD in Biological SciencesAmy Bowen will present her thesis defence on Friday, Dec. 3 at 1:30 p.m. in WH 305. The thesis title is “Elucidation of Odour-potent Compounds and Sensory Profiles of Vidal blanc and Riesling Icewines from the Niagara Peninsula: Effect of Harvest Date and Crop Level.” Examining committee members are: Joffre Mercier, chair; Terry E. Acree, Cornell University, external examiner; Andrew Reynolds, supervisor; Martin Lemaire, internal examiner; Debbie Inglis and Douglas Bruce, committee members. All are welcome to attend.Frances Chandler — PhD in EducationFrances Chandler will present her thesis defence on Thursday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m. in WH 147. The thesis title is “Leadership and its Impact on the Success of Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Funded Collaborative Research Projects.” Examining committee members are: Marilyn Rose, chair; Ben Levin, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, external examiner; Michael Manley-Casimir, supervisor; Maureen Connolly, internal examiner; Renee Kuchapski and Hope Fennell, committee members. All are welcome to attend.Melissa Page — PhD in Biological SciencesMelissa Page, PhD student in Biological Sciences, will present her thesis defence on Friday, Dec. 17, at 9:30 a.m. in H 313. The thesis title is “Intracellular antioxidant and DNA repair enzymes as correlates of stress resistance and longevity in vertebrates.” Examining committee members are: Joffre Mercier, chair; David Rollo, McMaster University, external examiner; Jeffrey Stuart, supervisor; Brian Roy, internal examiner; Glenn Tattersall and Doug Bruce, committee members. All are welcome to attend.Diane Leon — Master of ArtsDiane Leon, MA student in Political Science, will present her thesis defence on Nov. 26, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Plaza 308. The title of the thesis is “Intellectual Property Rights and the Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines: The Advocacy Role Assumed by Médecins Sans Frontières.” The committee members are Hevina Dashwood, advisor; Dan Madar, co-advisor and committee member; Terry Carroll, committee member; Jillian Kohler (University of Toronto), external examiner; (examination committee chair is TBA). All are welcome to attend.Cindy Sprong — Master of EducationCindy Spong will present her thesis defence on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. in WH 147 (Welch Hall). The title of the thesis is “Investigation of Motivation Strategies Used by School Teachers for Workplace Engagement.” External examiner: Frances Owen, CHYS, Brock University; supervisor: Coral Mitchell; committee members: Denise Armstrong and Xiaobin Li; chair of the examining committee: Susan Sydor. All are welcome to attend.Joel Mrak — MA in Sport ManagementJoel Mrak will defend his thesis on Thursday, Dec. 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in WC204B. Thesis Title: Managing volunteers in Canadian Community Sport Organizations. Supervisor: Joanne MacLean; advisory committee: Laura Cousens and Philip Sullivan; external examiner: Shannon Kerwin, University of Florida; chair: Kirsty Spence.Tymur Kirillov — MSc in ManagementMaster of Science in Management thesis defence for Tymur Kirillov, Faculty of Business, Department of Finance, Operations and Information Systems, will be Friday, Jan. 14 at 1:30 p.m. in Taro Hall 230. The title of his thesis is “A Stochastic Dynamic Programming Approach for Pricing Options on Stock Index Futures.” His examining committee members are: Zisimos Koustas, chair; Don Chance, external examiner, Louisiana State University; Hatem Ben Ameur, supervisor; Mohamed Ayadi and Bob Welch. All are welcome.

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