PhD student in Psychology — 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.Master of Arts, Applied Health Sciences — Dina Bell-LarocheMaster of Arts thesis defence for Dina Bell-Laroche, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, will be Monday, April 5 at 1:30 p.m. in WH147.  The title of her thesis is “Moving from values inaction to values-in-action: An exploration of how values can be managed intentionally by National Sport Organizations.” Thesis supervisor: Joanne MacLean; external examiner: Kim Cameron, University of Michigan (videoconference); committee members: Lucie Thibault and Richard Wolfe; chair: Hilary Findlay.  All are welcome.Master of Science in Management, Business — Shane NichollsMaster of Science in Management thesis defence for Shane Nicholls, Faculty of Business, Department of Accounting, will be Tuesday, April 6 at 10:30 a.m. in Taro Hall 230.  The title of his thesis is “Y Works:  Generational Differences in Attitudes Towards Workplace Success.”  His examining committee members are Sidney Segalowitz, chair; Sean Lyons, external examiner, Department of Business, University of Guelph; Darlene Bay, supervisor; Gail Lynn Cook and Mark Julien. All are welcome.Master of Science in Management, Business — Abdul Rehman AshrafMaster of Science in Management thesis defence for Abdul Rehman Ashraf, Faculty of Business, Department of Marketing, International Business and Strategy, will be Wednesday, April 7 at 2:30 p.m. in Taro Hall 230.  The title of his thesis is “Is More Information Always Good? Investigating the Impact of Website Interface Features on E-Retailer’s Sales Performance.”  His examining committee members are Joe Kushner, chair; Leyland Pitt, external examiner, Segal Graduate School of Business, Simon Fraser University; Narongsak (Tek) Thongpapanl, supervisor; Anteneh Ayanso and Dirk De Clercq. All are welcome.Master of Science in Manager, Business — Brian MokayaMaster of Science in Management thesis defence for Brian Mokaya, Faculty of Business, Department of Finance, Operations and Information Systems, will be Tuesday, April 13 at 9:30 a.m. in Taro Hall 230.  The title of his thesis is “Search Engine Advertising in Web Retailing: An Efficiency Analysis.” His examining committee members are Felice Martinello, chair; Jeffrey Parsons, external examiner, Faculty of Business Administration, Memorial University; Anteneh Ayanso, supervisor; Narongsak (Tek) Thongpapanl and Reena Yoogalingam. All are welcome.Master of Arts — Anna NguyenMaster of Arts in Child and Youth Studies thesis defence for Anna Nguyen, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Child and Youth Studies, will be Wednesday, April 14 at 12 noon in Plaza 601(C). The title of her thesis is “Negotiating Ideologies in Early Childhood Education: An exploration of Reggio-Inspired Practice.” Her examining committee members are Maureen Connolly, chair; CarolAnne Wein, external examiner, Faculty of Education, York University; Richard Mitchell, supervisor; Shannon Moore and Karyn Callaghan. All are welcome.

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