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

March 13th, 2024 at 10:00 am
LIB 2020 and Online
Antonina Calahorrano-Di Patre “What is the Gravity of the Situation? Using Geodesy to Characterize Unique Volcano Systems”
April 5th, 2024 at 08:30 am
WMC 3255 and Online
Jocelyn Ross-Lindeman “Investigation of the Speciation of Arsenic and Selenium in Pyrites and Implications for Element Mobilization During Oxidation of Arsenic- and Selenium- Bearing Pyrites”
July 9th, 2024 at 09:30 am
TASC1 7005 and Online
Juan Anzieta “Application of Data Analysis and Machine Learning techniques to improve baseline Volcano and Mountain Hazards Monitoring”
August 9th, 2024 at 09:30 am
LIB 2020 and Online
Mahmud Muhammad TBA

M. Sc. Thesis Defences

March 6th, 2024 at 9:30 am
LIB 2020 and Online
Alex Nott "Groundwater Response to Extreme Weather Events in Various Hydrogeological Regimes Across Southern British Columbia"
April 2nd, 2024 at 11:00 am
LIB 2020 and Online
Sarai Montañez Muñoz "Gravity Modeling of Lunar Lava Tubes: Insights from Ape Cave as a Terrestrial Analogue"
April 12th, 2024 at 9:30am
LIB 2020 and Online
Benjamin Coughlan "Rockfall Hazard Assessment of The Stawamus Chief Using Multi-Temporal Remote Sensing Analysis"
April 18th, 2024 at 10:00am TASC-1 7005 and Online Crey Ackerson  "Surficial Geology, Quaternary History and Active Layer Detachment Landslides of The Kluane Ranges, Southwest Yukon"
May 16th, 2024 at 9:30am LIB 2020 and Online  Ariel Greenblat  "Characterizing Atmospheric Rivers and the Effects of Extreme Precipitation on Nitrate in Agricultural Settings"
May 23rd, 2024 at 9:30am LIB 2020 and Online Katie Robinson  "Reconstructing a multi-decadal runoff record for a highly-glacierized catchment in Yukon, Canada"
June 3rd, 2024 at 9:30am LIB 2020 and Online Louise Riou "Relative Sea- and Land- Level Change in Port Alberni, British Columbia Over the Last 700 Years"
June 21st, 2024 at 2:30pm LIB 2020 and Online  Jack Carrigan  "The Unusual Brenot Creek Landslide, Northeastern British Columbia"
August 6th, 2024 at 10:00am LIB 2020 and Online  Jason Connelly  "TBA"


Ph.D. Candidacy Exams

March 7th, 2024 at 09:00 am
AQ 5006 and Online
Jonas Eschenfelder “Stability and Evolution of Polygonal Patterned Ground in the Canadian High Arctic”

M.Sc. Thesis Proposals

May 21st, 2024 at 11:00am TASC-1 7401 and Online Dia Martinez Gracey  "Developing a Proxy-based Predictive Model of Thermal Structureeveloping a Proxy-based Predictive Model of Glacier Thermal"
June 18th, 2024 at 1:00pm TASC-1 7401 and Online Paula Ramirez Lopez
"Petrography of Sedimentary Strata Beneath the Lower Mainland, B.C., and Their Potential for Mineral Trapping of CO2"