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Thesis defences — April 26

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PhD in Biological Sciences — James Willwerth

James Willwerth will present his thesis defence on Friday, April 29 at 10 a.m. in H313. The title of his thesis is “Delineation of Within-site Terroir Effects using Soil and Vine Water Measurements in Riesling Vineyards within the Niagara Peninsula.” Examining committee members are Joffre Mercier, chair; Ian Merwin, Cornell University, external examiner; Andrew Reynolds, supervisor; Marilyn Jollineau, internal examiner; Helen Fisher and Doug Bruce, committee members.

PhD in Biological Sciences — Gabriel Balint

Gabriel Balint will present his thesis defence on Monday, May 2 at 12:30 p.m. in H313. The title of his thesis is “Impact of different irrigation strategies on grapes and wine quality of four grapevine cultivars (Vitis sp.) in cool climate conditions. Investigation into the relationship among ABA, water status, grape cultivar and wine quality.” Examining committee members are Joffre Mercier, chair; Sara Spayd, North Carolina State University, external examiner; Andrew Reynolds, supervisor; Tony Shaw, internal examiner; Helen Fisher and Gary Pickering, committee members.

PhD in Biological Sciences — Aynsley Thielman

Aynsley Thielman will present her thesis defence on Tuesday, May 3 at 12 noon in H313. The title of her thesis is “Cryptic species status of Anopheles (Diptera: Culicidae) mosquitoes in Canada using a multidisciplinary approach.” Examining committee members are Alan Castle, chair; Doug Currie, University of Toronto, external examiner; Fiona Hunter, supervisor; Tony Yan, internal examiner; Daniel McCarthy and John Middleton, committee members.

PhD in Chemistry — Oleg Shirobokov

Oleg Shirobokov will present his thesis defence on Wednesday, May 4 at 11 a.m. in H313. The title of his thesis is “Hydrosilylation and Hydroboration Catalyzed by Imido-Hydride Complexes of Molybdenum(IV).” Examining committee members are Joffre Mercier, chair; Tom Baker, University of Ottawa, external examiner; Georgii Nikonov, supervisor; Bozidar Mitrovic, internal examiner; Martin Lemaire and Jeffrey Atkinson, committee members.

PhD in Biological Sciences — Dwayne Roach

Dwayne Roach will present his thesis defence on Friday, May 6 at 1 p.m. in H313. The title of his thesis is “Erwinia amylovora Bacteriophage Resistance.” Examining committee members are Joffre Mercier, chair; Parviz Sabour, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, external examiner; Alan Castle and Antonet Svircev, supervisors; Panagiota Klentrou, internal examiner; Jeffrey Stuart and Yousef Haj-Ahmad, committee members.

PhD in Chemistry — Dmitry Gutsulyak

Dmitry Gutsulyak will present his thesis defence on Thursday, May 12, at 1 p.m. in WH147. The title of his thesis is “Half-sandwich Silane Complexes of Ruthenium and Iron. Synthesis, Structure, and Application to Catalysis.” Examining committee members are Joffre Mercier, chair; Mark Stradiotto, Dalhousie University, external examiner; Georgii Nikonov, supervisor; Maureen Reedyk, internal examiner; Martin Lemaire and Travis Dudding, committee members.

MSc in Management Thesis Defence - Zhanpeng He

Master of Science in Management thesis defence for Zhanpeng He, Faculty of Business, Department of Finance, Operations and Information Systems, will be Friday, April 29 at 2 p.m. in Taro Hall 230. The title of his thesis is “Using Bayesian Model for Bankruptcy Prediction: A Comparative Approach.” His examining committee members are: Robert Dimand, chair; Peter Easton, external examiner, University of Notre Dame; Samir Trabelsi, supervisor; Lawrence He and Martin Kusy.

Master of Education — Melissa Augustin

Melissa Augustin will present her thesis defence on Friday, May 6 at 10 a.m. in WH 147 (Welch Hall). The title of the thesis is “Breaking the Silence: Exploring the Workplace Experiences of Six Women With Learning Disabilities.” External examiner: Dorothy Griffiths, Brock University; supervisor: Nancy Fenton; committee members: Nancy Taber and Sheila Bennett; chair of the examining committee: Hilary Brown. If you require any accommodations to attend this defence, please contact Melissa Augustin at ma05jg@brocku.ca, before April 28 if possible.

Master of Education — Jennifer Hanson

Jennifer Hanson will present her thesis defence on Thursday, May 26 at 10 a.m. in WH 147 (Welch Hall). The title of the thesis is “An Examination of Outdoor Experience in the Development of Character in Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes.” External examiner: Dawn Prentice, Brock University; supervisor: Mary Breunig; committee members: Ann-Marie DiBiase and Anne Elliott; chair of the examining committee: Jonathan Neufeld.

All are welcome to attend the thesis defences.

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