Upcoming Thesis Exams

Summer 2019

Name: Jovita Vytasek, PhD Thesis Examination

Thesis Title: Topic Driven Writing Analytics: Using Natural Language Processing Techniques to Derive Topic-Based Feedback Supporting Writing Revision

Date: July 4, 2019
Place: SFU Burnaby, Bennett Library Room 2020
Time: 3:00 PM
Senior Supervisor: Dr. Philip Winne 
Chair: TBA 

Name: Christopher Kinman, PhD Thesis Examination

Thesis Title: The river carries that which the mountains cannot hold: A series of geophilosophical experiments with the Fraser River

Date: July 5, 2019
Place: SFU Vancouver, CIBC Lecture Room 1505
Time: 10:00 AM
Senior Supervisor: Dr. Heesoon Bai  
Chair: Dr. Laurie Anderson 

Name: Erin Thrift, PhD Thesis Examination

Thesis Title:  What is Social Justice?: Implications for the Field of Education

Date: July 11, 2019
Place: SFU Burnaby, Bennett Library 2020 
Time: 10:00 AM
Senior Supervisor: Dr. Jeff Sugarman  
Chair: TBA

Name: Anisha Arora,  EdD Thesis Examination

Thesis Title: The Experiences of First-Generation Punjabi Students at Simon Fraser University

Date: July 16, 2019
Place: SFU Vancouver, Room 7000
Time: 2:00 PM
Senior Supervisor: Michelle Pidgeon
Chair: Laurie Anderson

Name: Sanjoy Banerjee, PhD Thesis Examination

Thesis Title: Continuities and Transformations in the Practices and Narratives of Religious Identities and Literacy Development: Bangladeshi Hindus in Canada

Date: July 19, 2019
Place: SFU Burnaby, Bennett Library 2020 
Time: 2:00 PM
Senior Supervisor: Dr. Daniele Moore  
Chair: Dr. Geneviève Brisson

Name: Mladen Rakovic, PhD Thesis Examination

Thesis Title: Automatic Identification of Knowledge Transforming Content in Argument Essays Developed from Multiple Sources

Date: July 25, 2019
Place: SFU Burnaby, Bennett Library 2020 
Time: 12:30 PM
Senior Supervisor: Dr. Philip Winne  
Chair: Dr. Lucy LeMare


Name: Katrina Smeja, MA Thesis Examination

Thesis Title: Weaving Narrative Therapy into a Decolonizing Approach to Counselling: A Collaborative Narrative Exploration of Indigenous Healing in Canada

Date: July 26, 2019
Place: SFU Burnaby, Room EDB 8651
Time: 1:00 PM
Senior Supervisor: Dr. Sharalyn Jordan 
Chair: Dr. Jeannie Morgan 


Name: Ciara Morgan-Feir PhD Thesis Examination

Thesis Title: Weaving with Trickster: Indigenous Students Making Our Place in Science

Date: July 30, 2019
Place: SFU Surrey, Room 4040 
Time: 2:00 PM
Senior Supervisor: Dr. Michelle Pidgeon  
Chair: Dr. Rebecca Cox


Name: Rebekaah Stenner, MSc Thesis Examination

Thesis Title: Teacher Noticing of Student Mathematics: Lesson Play Experience

Date: July 30, 2019
Place: SFU Burnaby, Room EDB 7608 
Time: 10:30 AM
Senior Supervisor: Dr. Rina Zazkis  
Chair: Dr. Sean Chorney 


Name: Judy Shandler, EdD Thesis Examination

Thesis Title: Exploring the Culture and Complexity of Three British Columbia Post-Secondary Institutions in their Support of Instructors Using Educational Technologies

Date: July 31, 2019
Place: SFU Vancouver, Harbour Centre, Room 2050
Time: 2:00 PM
Senior Supervisor: Dr. Michelle Pidgeon
Chair: Dr. Rebecca Cox


Name: Yi Cui PhD Thesis Examination

Thesis Title: Changes in Positioning: An Alternative Perspective on Learning in Massive Open Online Courses

Date: August 7, 2019
Place: SFU Burnaby, Bennett Library 2020 
Time: 1:30 PM
Senior Supervisor: Dr. Alyssa Wise  
Chair: Dr. Laura D'Amico


Name: Alannah Wallace, MA Thesis Examination

Thesis Title: Student Strategy Awareness and Use: The Development of a Measure

Date: August 8, 2019
Place: SFU Burnaby, Room EDB 7608
Time: 10:00 AM
Senior Supervisor: Dr. Maureen Hoskyn   
Chair: Dr. Laura D'Amico 


Name: Satwinder Bains PhD Thesis Examination

Thesis Title: Language Planning and Policy in the Punjab education system: A critical analysis

Date: August 15, 2019
Place: SFU Burnaby, Bennett Library 2020 
Time: 8:30 AM
Senior Supervisor: Dr. Mark Fettes  
Chair: Dr. Michael Ling