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 MC H313. 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.Frances Chandler — PhD in EducationFrances Chandler will present her thesis defence on Thursday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m. in WH147. 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.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.Adam Pfleegor — MA in Physical Health and EducationAdam Pfleegor will defend his thesis on Thursday, Dec. 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. in WC204B. Thesis title: “Deception in Sport: A Conceptual and Ethical Analysis.” Supervisor: Danny Rosenberg; advisory committee: Ian Ritchie and Philip Sullivan; external examiner: Douglas Hochstetler, Penn State University; chair: Bareket Falk. All are welcome.Michael Carter — MSc in KinesiologyMichael Carter will defend his thesis on Friday, Dec. 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. in WH147. Thesis title: “Effects of Age on Learning a Spatial Motor Task in Younger and Older Adults Individualizing Their KR Schedule.” Supervisor: Jae Patterson; advisory committee: Allan Adkin and Craig Tokuno; external examiner: Steve Hansen, Nipissing University; chair: Phil Sullivan. All are welcome.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.