Thesis Defense

Defenses may be in person or online. If you wish to remotely attend an online defence, please register for the defense using the subscription links beside the defense listings. A link to the defence will be circulated 24 hrs prior to the start of the defence. This link is only for use by registered attendees. Guests are asked to enter an online defence with their mic and video turned off. If you are unfamiliar with using Zoom, it is recommended you practice prior to logging in to the defense. Please note that Campaigner emails can be prone to being selected by junk mail filters. Please check to ensure you receive the emails if you wish to attend. If you have problems with the link, email the Graduate Program Assistant at <rem_gradasst@sfu.ca>

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: Maya Guttman
(Supervisor Anne Salomon)
Title:
"I'd like to see it come back": The revitalization of Tsleil-Waututh Nation clam tending in Burrard Inlet
Date:
Monday, December 12th, 2022
Time: 9:30 a.m. PST
Location:
REM Planning Room TASC2 7520

Master of Resource Management
Candidate: Nina Piggot
(Supervisor Frank Gobas)
Title:
Analysis of Oil Sand Process Water toxicity in Early LIfe Stage Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) using Biomimetic Extraction-Solid Phase Microextraction (BE_SPME)
Date:
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. PST
Location: Online only

Doctor of Philosophy
Candidate:
Steven Rossi (Supervisor Sean Cox)
Title: Evaluating ecosystem responses to grey seal abundance changes in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence
Date:
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022
Time: Noon PST
Location: REM Seminar Room, TASC 1 8219

Please be waiting outside TASC2 7520 ready at the start time of the defense. Latecomers will not be admitted once the candidate has started their presentation.

 

 

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Doctor of Philosophy
Candidate:
Ian Giesbrecht (Supervisor Ken Lertzman)
Title: Multi-scale Analyses of Watershed Ecosystems Across a Coastal Temperate Rainforest Region
Date:
Tuesday, November 8th, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m. PDT
Location: W.A.C. Bennett Library Thesis Defense Room 2020

Master of Resource Management (Planning)
Candidate:
Madeleine MacLean (Supervisor Sean Markey)
Title:
Planning in the Contact Zone: Indigenous Cultural Heritage Management in the Salish Sea
Date:
Tuesday, September 27th, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m. PST
Location: REM Seminar Room, TASC1 8219

Master of Resource Management
Candidate: Mariah Mund
(Supervisor Mark Jaccard)
Title:
Assessing Uncertainties of our Climate-Friendly Road Freight Options
Date: Thursday, September 22th, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m. PDT
Location: REM Seminar Room TASC1 8219

Master of Resource Management
Candidate: Maggie Duncan
(Supervisor Karen Kohfeld)
Title:
Holocene fire and paleoclimate history of a small lake in the Lower Seymour Valley, British Columbia
Date:
Friday, September 9, 2022
Time: 3:00 p.m. PDT
Location: REM Seminar Room, TASC1 8219

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  

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