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.
ALTHOUGH THERE WILL still be some residual showers today, most of the country will be treated to a brighter, drier day than we’ve seen in the past 48 hours.Met Éireann says there is risk of heavy and frequent showers in parts of the west and norther but it will be dry elsewhere.A cool day, temperatures will max out at between five and seven degrees.Fortunately, the winds are expected to be just light to moderate and the sun shall make an appearance at times.Looking ahead, the weather is to remain unsettled over the next seven days. Tomorrow will bring rain that will be heavy and spread eastward during the afternoon. The wind will also pick up to moderate and gusty.As the country recovers from the storm, travel and transport networks return to normal.Irish Rail has reopened Pearse Station and is operating an almost-normal schedule with just a few tweaks.Flights have also been departing Dublin Airport as usual but passengers should still check with their airlines before travelling.More: Irish skier dies in Swiss Alps avalanchePics: Roofs blown down, trees across the road and loose trampolines: Your ‘storm watch’ pics…Related: Firefighters to the rescue as the letter ‘e’ almost blows off Heineken building