Thesis defences July 22 to 26

The following is a list of thesis defences taking place at Brock from Monday, July 22 to Friday, July 26.All are open for the University community to attend.PhD thesis defenceMichael Silkstone, a PhD candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences, will defend his thesis, titled “Functional antagonism of the mesolimbic dopaminergic system on mesolimbic cholinergic system in the vocal expression of an emotional state” on Tuesday, July 23 at 10 a.m. in CRN 207.The examination committee includes Heather Gordon, Chair; Stefan Brudzynsky, Supervisor; Henry Szechtman, External Examiner (McMaster University); Dawn Good, Internal Examiner; and Glenn Tattersall and Gaynor Spencer, Committee Members.PhD comprehensive portfolio defenceKenneth Smith, a PhD candidate in the Department of Educational Studies, will defend his comprehensive portfolio “Confessions of a Postpositivist Scholar” on Friday, July 26 at 2 p.m. in WH 147.The examination committee includes Susan Drake, Chair; Catherine Hands, Supervisor; Michael Savage, External Examiner; Vera Woloshyn, Committee Member; and Darren Stanley, Committee Member (University of Windsor).Master of Arts thesis defenceDawn Ryan a Master of Arts candidate in the Depart of Pyschology, will defend her thesist, titled “Stereotype-threat, explicit memory, and cortisol in older adults” on Monday, July 22 at 1 p.m. in PLZ 600FThe examination committee includes Dawn Zinga, Chair; Karen Campbell, Supervisor; Alexander Fiocco, External Examiner (Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Ryerson University); Michael Busseri, Graduate Program Director; and Cheryl McCormick and Stephen Emrich, Committee Members.Master of Science thesis defencesBenjamin Earp-Lynch, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, will defend his thesis, titled “Linear Forms in Logarithms and Fibonacci Numbers” on Tuesday, July 23 at 1 p.m. in MCH 313.The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Omar Kihel, Supervisor; Beatrice Ombuki-Berman, External Examiner (Brock University); and William Ralph and Hichem Ben-El-Mechaiekh, Committee Members.Simon Earp-Lynch, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, will defend his thesis, titled “Diophantine Triples and Linear Forms in Logarithms” on Monday, July 22 at 1 p.m. in MCH 313.The examination committee includes Miriam Richards, Chair; Omar Kihel, Supervisor, Claude Levesque, External Examiner (Laval University); and William Ralph and Hichem Ben-El-Mechaiekh, Committee Members.

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