PhD in Educational Studies thesis defence – Sonya PancucciSonya Pancucci, PhD student in Educational Studies, will present her thesis defence on Wednesday, April 21 at 10 a.m. in Welch Hall 147. The title of her thesis is “The Expression and Development of Teachers’ Capacities Within Two Learning Communities: A Participant-Observer Case Study.” Examining committee members are Michael Plyley, chair; Stephen Anderson, OISE, University of Toronto, external examiner; Coral Mitchell, supervisor; Nancy Francis, internal examiner; Renee Kuchapski and Kara Smith, committee members. All are welcome to attend.PhD in Psychology thesis defence — Kerri MichalicaKerri Michalica, PhD student in Psychology, will present her thesis defence on Thursday, April 29 at 2 p.m. in Plaza 600F. The title of her thesis is “Creativity and the Schizophrenia Spectrum Unveiled: The Similarities and the Differences.” Examining committee members are Marilyn Rose, chair; Lynne Angus, York University, external examiner; Harry Hunt, supervisor; Sandra Bosacki, internal examiner; Kathy Belicki and Paul Tyson, committee members. All are welcome to attend.MEd thesis defence — Perez OyugiPerez Oyugi, Master of Education student, will present her thesis defence on Thursday, April 22 at 2 p.m. in WH 147 (Welch Hall). The title of the thesis is “Impact of Social Constructs on Administrator Understanding of Social Justice.” External examiner: Reva Joshee, OISE/UT; supervisor: Coral Mitchell; committee members: Denise Armstrong and Nancy Fenton; chair of the examining committee: Michael O’Sullivan. All are welcome to attend.Master of Science in Management thesis defence — Boya LiMaster of Science in Management thesis defence for Boya Li, Faculty of Business, Department of Finance, Operations and Information Systems, will be Friday, April 23 at 9:30 a.m. in Taro Hall 230. The title of his thesis is “Stock Market Reactions to Changes in the FTSE SmallCap and S&P/TSX SmallCap Indexes.” His examining committee members are Tomson Ogwang, chair; Selim Topaloglu, external examiner, School of Business, Queen’s University; Ernest Biktimirov, supervisor; Don Cyr and Bob Welch. All are welcome.Master of Arts thesis defence — Carrie GreigCarrie Greig (MA Community Health) will defend her thesis on Monday, April 26 at 9 a.m. in WC204B. The title of her thesis is “Leisure Connections: A Case Study to Understand Facilitation Techniques with Survivors of Trauma.” Supervisor: Lynn McCleary; committee members: Miya Narushima and Dawn Prentice; external examiner: Thecla Damianakis, University of Windsor; chair: Joyce Engel, PhD. All are welcome.Master of Arts thesis defence — Renée McKinleyReneé McKinley, MA student in Social Justice and Equity Studies will present her thesis defence on Tuesday, April 27 at 1 p.m. in Plaza 600F. The title of her thesis is “Child Care by Choice or by Default? Examining the Experiences of Unregulated Home-based Child Care for Women in Paid Work and Training.” External examiner: Bonnie Fox, University of Toronto; supervisor: Kate Bezanson; supervisory committee members: June Corman and Dr. Ann Duffy.Master of Arts thesis defence – Katie HemsworthAn MA Thesis Defense for Katie Hemsworth, Department of Geography, will be held on Friday, April 30 at 10 a.m. in MC C405. The title of the thesis is “Personal soundtracks on public transit: Personal listening devices and socio-spatial negotiations of students’ bus journeys.” Thesis supervisor: David Butz; committee members: Mike Ripmeester and Chris Fullerton; external examiner: Jeff Hopkins, University of Western Ontario. All are welcome.