Defences, Thesis Proposals, and Ph.D. Candidacy Exams

M.Sc. Thesis Proposals, Ph.D. Candidacy exams, and Thesis defences for both M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees occur throughout the year, and are open to the general public.  If you'd like to attend any of the "Online" events, please contact the EASC Graduate Secretary ( for information on how to join.

Ph.D Thesis Defences

September 28th, 2022 02:00 pm (PDT)

Thesis Defence Room 2020 & Remote

William (Bill) Fischer "Tourmaline Breccia Pipes of the Giant Copper Property, Southern British Columbia: Understanding the Significance of Tourmaline and Breccia Pipes as Vectoring Tools in Porphyry Copper Deposits"
July 5, 2022 10:30 am (PDT)
SSB 7172 and Remote
Thomas Asafuah
"Seismic constraints on the volcanoes and upper crustal structure of the Mariana island arc"


M. Sc. Thesis Defences


August 29, 2022 10:00 am
Thesis Defence Room 20202 & Remote

Dana Silerova
"Constraining the timing and duration of ductile deformation in the Great Slave Lake shear zone, Northwest Territories, Canada"


August 5, 2022 9:30 am
SSB 7172 & Remote

Tryggvi Unnsteinsson
" Modelling glaciovolcanic caves and chimneys "


June 22, 2022 8:00 am

April Gullacher
"Groundwater Drought: Developing Quantitative Indicators and Mapping Drought Susceptible Aquifer - Stream Systems in British Columbia "


June 21, 2022 10:00 am

Zidra Hammond
"Evaluating the Feasibility of using Artificial Neural Networks to Predict Hydrogeologic Units in Complex Glacial Deposits "


May 26, 2022 10:30 am
Samantha Sellars
"Seismic reflection imaging of the high-grade Narryer terrane in the Yilgarn craton of Western Australia"


May 13, 2022 9:00 am (PDT)
Library Thesis Defence
Room 2020
and Remote
Sarah Bowie
"Late Cretaceous to Paleogene tectonometamorphic evolution of the Shuswap Metamorphic Complex, British Columbia"


May 13, 2022 9:00 am (PDT)
Nora Whelan
"Geochronology of Landslides in the Kluane Lake Region, Southwest Yukon"


Candidacy exam

August 5, 2022 9:00 am

SSB 7172 & Remote

Eric Schmidtke "Paleogene crustal evolution of south-central British Columbia and northeastern Washington: New controls from chemical mohometry, geochemistry, chronostratigraphy and implications for Cordilleran tectonics"

M. Sc. Thesis Proposal

August 10, 2022 10:00 am
SSB 7172 & Remote

Sarai Montañez Muñoz
"Gravity Modelling of Lunar Lava Tubes: Insights from Terrestrial analogues "


August 3, 2022 10:00 am (PST)

Benjamin Coughlan
"Hazard Assessment of The Stawamus Chief using a Combined Remote Sensing-Numerical Modelling Approach "


July 11, 2022 12:30 pm
TASC 1 Room 8219
and Remote

Lauren Nickell
"Watershed characteristics influencing post-wildfire debris flow initiation in southern British Columbia "


May 26, 2022 2:00 pm
SSB 7172 and Remote

Madeleine Sauvé
"Quaternary History in the Iskut Region, British Columbia "


May 25, 2022 10:00 am
SSB 7172 and Remote

Jack Carrigan
"The Brenot Creek landslide, northeastern British Columbia"