Thesis Defense

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Defences are listed in reverse order with the latest one at the top. All defenses are open to the public.

Master of Resource Management
Candidate: Emma Starke
(Supervisor Mark Jaccard)
Title:
A Process for Evaluation of Climate Policy Platforms and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets
Date: Wednesday, August 24th, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m. PDT
Location: Online


Master of Resource Management (Planning)
Candidate: Chris Ray
(Supervisor Tom Gunton)
Title:
Assessing Challenges and Opportunities for Home Energy Improvements in Canadian Indigenous Communities: A Case Study of the Metlakatla First Nation
Date:
Thursday, August 18th, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m. PDT
Location:
Online

Master of Resource Management (Planning)
Candidate:
Maya Molander (Supervisor Cliff Atleo)
Title:
Renewables and Reconciliation: Decolonizing climate policies for a just transition to a low-carbon future
Date:
Tuesday, August 16th , 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m. PDT
Location: REM Seminar Room, TASC1 8219  

 

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Master of Resource Management
Candidate: Maureen Nadeau
(Supervisor Andreanne Doyon)
Title:
Exploring Ethical Space for land use planning in the Upper Columbia region of British Columbia.
Date: Monday, August 8th, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m. PDT
Location: Online

Master of Resource Management
Candidate: Nicolas Mead-Fox
(Supervisor Zafar Adeel)
Title:
Standardizing Green Infrastructure: Methods, Policies, and Change
Date:
Friday, August 5th, 2022
Time: 2:00 p.m. PDT
Location:
REM Seminar Room, TASC1 8219 **NEW LOCATION**

Master of Resource Management (Planning)
Candidate: Colleen Dupont
(Supervisor Duncan Knowler)
Title:
Recreation and Protection Values of Port Renfrew Old-Growth Forests
Date: Friday, July 29th, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m. PDT
Location: REM Seminar Room TASC 1 8219

Master of Resource Management
Candidate: Bradley Elliott
(Supervisor Mark Jaccard)
Title:
Estimating the GHG Impact of City-Level Policies Across Canada
Date: Monday, June 27th, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m. PDT
Location: Online. Link provided after you register as a guest.

Master of Resource Management
Candidate: Dylan Cunningham
(Supervisor Jonathan Moore)
Title:
Forestry influences on instream salmon habitat and the implications for watershed management.
Date: Tuesday, June 21st, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. PDT
Location: REM Seminar Room TASC 1 8419

Doctor of Philosophy
Candidate:
Jesus Pulido Castanon (Supervisor Duncan Knowler)
Title: Conservation Agriculture: a farmer-focused analysis of adoption and diffusion determinants in Mexico
Date:
Tuesday, June 14th, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m. PDT
Location: W.A.C. Bennett Library Thesis Defense Room 2020

Master of Resource Management
Candidate: Jacob Jones
(Supervisor Karen Kohfeld)
Title:
Ice Age changes: Antarctic sea ice and sea-surface temperature in the Southwest Pacific Ocean and their relationship to ocean circulation, marine productivity, and atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations
Date:
Wednesday, May 25th, 2022
Time: 2:00 p.m. PDT
Location: REM Seminar Room, TASC1 8219

Master of Resource Management
Candidate: Olivia Gemmell
(Supervisor Sean Cox)
Title:
Presence-only species distribution modelling practices produce biased predictions for Alcyonacean corals on British Columbia’s continental shelf and slope
Date:
Monday, May 16th, 2022
Time: 11:30 a.m. PDT
Location: Online

Doctor of Resource Management
Candidate:
 Rodrigo Solis (Supervisor Sean Cox)
Title:
Integrating Social and Ecological Dimensions for the Conservation of the Monarch Butterfly Using Systems Dynamics and Choice Modeling
Date:
Thursday, May 12th, 2022
Time: 9:30 a.m. PDT
Location: Online

Master of Resource Management
Candidate:
Hasini Basnayake (Supervisor Karen Kohfeld)
Title:
An Evidence-Based Approach to Understanding Blue Carbon Dynamics and Distribution on the Pacific Coast of Canada
Date:
Wednesday, April 27th , 2022
Time: 3:00 p.m. PDT
Location: In person only.

Master of Resource Management
Candidate: David Hodgson
(Supervisor Mark Jaccard)
Title:
The Economics of Air Capture of CO2 in Canada
Date:
Friday, April 22nd, 2022
Time: 10:00 am PDT
Location: SFU Vancouver, Harbour Centre 1500 Xerox Conference Room

Master of Resource Management
Candidate: Heather Hordowick
(Supervisor Pascal Haegeli)
Title:
Understanding Avalanche Problem Assessments: A Concept Mapping Study with Public Avalanche Forecasters
Date:
Wednesday, April 20th, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m. PDT

Master of Resource Management (Planning)
Candidate:
Regina Li-Armijo (Supervisor Tom Gunton)
Title: 
Measuring economic prosperity in Indigenous communities: The Metlakatla Cumulative Effects Management Program
Date:
Thursday, April 14th, 2022
Time: 9:30 a.m. PDT

Master of Resource Management (Planning)
Candidate:
Julianne Barr (Supervisor Jonn Axsen)
Title:
What drives fleets? Organizations' perceptions of barriers and motivators for alternative-fuel vehicle adoption in British Columbia, Canada
Date:
Friday, April 8th, 2022
Time: 10:00 am PDT
Location: Online using Zoom

Master of Resource Management (Planning)
Candidate:
Alexander Hook (Supervisor Tammara Soma)
Title:
App-based Food Loss Quantification: Farmers’ Perspectives on the Role of Digital Agriculture in southwestern British Columbia
Date:
Wednesday, April 6th, 2022
Time: 10:30 am PDT
Location: Online using Zoom

Master of Resource Management (Planning)
Candidate:
Jamie-Lynne Varney (Supervisor Tammara Soma)
Title:
Centering a Right to Food in the Vision for a Just and Resilient Circular Food Economy in Vancouver, B.C.: Theory of Change Application
Date:
Friday, April 1st, 2022
Time: 10:00 am PDT
Location: Online using Zoom

Master of Resource Management (Planning)
Candidate:
Nadia Springle (Supervisor Tammara Soma)
Title:
Sustainable Management of Bioplastics: Lessons from a social innovation lab for Simon Fraser University and British Columbia
Date:
Wednesday, March 30th, 2022
Time: 9:30 am PDT
Location: Online using Zoom

Master of Resource Management (Planning)
Candidate:
Cleméntine Bouche (Supervisor Cliff Atleo)
Title:
Developing Indigenous Health Indicators for Cumulative Effects Management
Date:
Friday March 25th, 2022
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: Online using Zoom

Master of Resource Management (Planning)
Candidate:
Reem Lari (Supervisor Andreanne Doyon)
Title:
Seeds of Change: Strengthening Metlakatla Cultural Food and Material Practices
Date:
Friday, March 25th, 2022
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Online using Zoom

Master of Resource Management (Planning)
Candidate:
Sarah McBain (Supervisor Jonn Axsen)
Title:
Function, Symbolism or Society? Exploring Canadian Consumer Interest in Electric and Shared Mobility.
Date:
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022
Time: 9:30 a.m. PST
Location: online using Zoom

Master of Resource Management
Candidate:
Meredith Fraser (Supervisor Anne Salomon)
Title:
Grazing by kelp crabs amplifies impacts of climate-induced bryozoan outbreaks on kelp
Date:
Monday, January 24th, 2022
Time: 1:30 p.m. PST

Master of Resource Management
Candidate:
Emma Squires (Supervisor Sean Markey)
Title:
Exploring the role of community-based environmental organizations as agents of ‘place’ in rural British Columbia
Date:
Thursday, January 13th, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m. PST

Master of Resource Management
Candidate:
Abby Morgan (Supervisor Pascal Haegeli)
Title:
A user perspective on the avalanche danger scale - Insights from North America
Date:
Friday, December 17th, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. PST

Master of Resource Management
Candidate:
Emily Spiler (Supervisor Murray Rutherford)
Title:
Incorporating Metlakatla First Nation knowledge, perspectives, and values into ecocultural restoration of clam gardens
Date:
Friday, December 3rd, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. PST

Master of Resource Management (Planning)
Candidate:
Odessa Cohen (Supervisor Andreanne Doyon)
Title:
Increasing Resilience in Rural BC Through Nature-based Solutions and Trade-Offs
Date:
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. PDT

Master of Resource Management (Planning)
Candidate:
Myfannwy Pope (Supervisor Tom Gunton)
Title:
Addressing data gaps in off-reserve housing need: a case-study with the Metlakatla Cumulative Effects Management Program
Date:
Thursday, October 14th, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. PDT

Master of Resource Management
Candidate:
Alex Haalboom (Supervisor Murray Rutherford)
Title:
Indigenous planning off-reserve: navigating jurisdiction and collaboration for off-reserve housing in Metlakatla Territory
Date:
Tuesday, September 21st, 2021
Time: 4:30 p.m. PDT

Doctor of Philosophy
Candidate:
Sam Johnson (Supervisor Sean Cox)
Title:
Aligning stock assessment and harvest strategies in data-limited, multi-species fisheries: a hierarchical modeling approach to BC’s flatfish fishery
Date:
Monday, September 20th , 2021
Time: 1:30 p.m. PDT

Master of Resource Management (Planning)
Candidate:
Jay Maloney (Supervisor Sean Markey)
Title:
Building the Future: Green Infrastructure Approaches to Rural Service Delivery & Economic Development In Southwest Ontario
Date:
Wednesday, September 15th, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. PDT

Master of Resource Management (Planning)
Candidate:
John Morra (Supervisor Karen Kohfeld)
Title:
Characterizing Microplastic Pollution in Aquatic Sediments from Southwestern British Columbia, Canada
Date:
Wednesday, August 25th , 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. PDT

Master of Resource Management
Candidate:
Aiden Whiteley (Supervisor Cliff Atleo)
Title:
Unprincipled Relationship: Settler Colonialism, Recognition, and Reconciliation in the Principles Respecting the Government of Canada’s Relationship with Indigenous Peoples
Date:
Monday, August 23rd , 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. PDT

Master of Resource Management
Candidate:
Kathryn Fisher (Supervisor Pascal Haegeli)
Title:
How can avalanche bulletins be more useful for recreationists? Exploring three opportunities for improving communication of avalanche hazard information.
Date:
Tuesday, August 17th , 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. PDT

Master of Resource Management
Candidate:
Gabrielle Diner (Supervisor Mark Jaccard)
Title:
Technology and Policy Pathways to Decarbonize Canada’s Emissions-Intensive and Trade-Exposed Industries.
Date:
Tuesday, August 17th , 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. PDT

Master of Resource Management
Candidate:
Yu Chi Edwin Lo (Supervisor Duncan Knowler)
Title:
Valuation of Wetland Flood Protection Services in the New Territories of Hong Kong using a Stated Preference Approach
Date:
Friday, July 30th, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. PDT

Master of Resource Management (Planning)
Candidate:
Samantha Jung (Supervisor Tammara Soma)
Title:
Our Home, Our Food, Our Resilience: A Citizen Science Approach to Food Asset Mapping and Ecological Food Heritage Planning with the Kitselas First Nation in Terrace, BC
Date: Friday, July 23rd, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. PDT

Doctor of Philosophy
Candidate: Chandan Bhardwaj (Supervisor Jonn Axsen)
Title:
Light-Duty Vehicle Policy Mixes for Climate Goals:  Modeling Effectiveness, Efficiency and Automaker Response
Date: Friday, July 9th, 2021
Time: 9:30 a.m.

Master of Resource Management
Candidate:
Daniella LoScerbo (Supervisor Jonathan Moore)
Title:
 Connecting physiological condition with salinity preference behaviour to infer estuary habitat choice in sockeye salmon smolts (Oncorhynchus nerka)
Date: Tuesday, May 18th, 2021
Time: 10:00

Doctor of Philosophy
Candidate: Maria Spiliotopoulou (Supervisor Mark Roseland)
Title:
Sustainable Community Development through the conceptual lens of productivity
Date: Tuesday, April 27th, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Master of Resource Management
Candidate: Ryan Safton (Supervisor Mark Jaccard)
Title:
Modeling Policy Pathways to Carbon Neutrality in Canada
Date: Tuesday, April 27th, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Master of Resource Management (Planning)
Candidate:
Andrea McDonald (Supervisor Zafar Adeel)
Title:
Creating Safer Cities for Salmon: A Policy Analysis of the Lower Fraser Watershed
Date:
Thursday, April 22nd, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. PDT

Master of Resource Management
Candidate:
Hirmand Saffari (Supervisor Zafar Adeel)
Title:
Improving the Government of Canada’s Response to Flooding Through the Inclusion of Pertinent Economic Information
Date:
Wednesday, April 21st, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. PDT

Master of Resource Management
Candidate:
Chris Pavsek (Supervisor Sean Markey)
Title:
Natural Assets Management and Market-Based Conservation in Indigenous Contexts
Date:
Tuesday, April 20th, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. PDT

Master of Resource Management (Planning)
Candidate:
Daniel Rajasooriar (Supervisor Tammara Soma)
Title:
Access to Transportation and Food for Users of Non-Profit Food Hubs in the City of Vancouver Before and During the COVID-19 Crisis
Date: Friday, April 9th, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. PDT

Master of Resource Management (Planning)
Candidate:
Bhoosun Nuckchady (Supervisor Tammara Soma)
Title:
Planning for  Education and Training in Digital Agricultural Technology in British Columbia
Date:
Friday, April 9th, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. PDT

Master of Resource Management
Candidate:
Angus Straight (Supervisor Sean Cox)
Title:
Evaluating the impact of variable en route mortality on spatially varying harvest strategies for Fraser River sockeye (Oncorhynchus nerka).
Date: Monday, March 29th, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. PDT

Master of Resource Management
Candidate:
Audrey Aubertin (Supervisor Jonn Axsen)
Title:
Why implement plug-in electric vehicle policies? Comparing policy discourse in newspapers across three Canadian provinces (2008-2018)
Date: Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
Time: 9:30 a.m. PDT

Master of Resource Management (Planning)
Candidate:
Daniel Straker (Supervisor Sean Markey)
Title:
Towards Regional Interdisciplinary Green Infrastructure in Metro Vancouver
Date: Wednesday, March 10th, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. PST