Graduate Defence Listings

Final Oral Examination - Degree of Doctor of Philosophy for Craig Martin

The final oral examination for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy for Craig Martin will take place on Monday, May 16th, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in Room 107 of the J.D. MacLachlan Building.

 The title of Craig's presentation is: "Demographic Factors and the Demand for Dairy Products in Canada: An Economic Analysis". 

Tasneem Virani's Master of Science Defence

Tasneem Virani's Master of Science defence will take place on Monday, April 25th, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in Room 101, J.D. MacLachlan Building. The title of her thesis is"The Economic Feasibility of Bioenergy Production from Miscanthus for the Ontario Greenhouse Industry". 

James Bryan's Master of Science Defence

James Bryan's Master of Science defence will take place on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 107, J.D. MacLachlan Building. The title of his thesis is "Does Social Capital Influence Farmland Rental Rates: An Examination of the South-Western Ontario Farmland Rental Market".

Final Oral Examination - Degree of Doctor of Philosophy for Henry Anim-Somuah

The final oral examination for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy for Henry Anim-Somuah will take place on Friday, February 4, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in Rozanski Hall, Room 106.  The title of Henry's presentation is:  "Determinants of Micro and Small Enterprise Performance:  The Agri-Food Sector of Ghana".

Roshen Epaarachchige PhD Thesis Proposal Defence

Roshen Epaarachchige will be presenting his PhD Thesis Proposal on Monday, November 29th, 2010 at 10:00 am in Room 101, J.D. MacLachlan Building.  

The title of his presentation is"Economic Analysis of Preventative Health Care Behaviors of Individuals with an Experimental Measure of Risk Preference and Health Risk Perception". 

The Examining Committee is Rene Van Acker, Chair; Spencer Henson, Erna van Duren, John Cranfield and Glenn Fox.   You are welcome to attend.

Aaron de Laporte's PhD Thesis Proposal Defence

Aaron de Laporte's PhD Thesis Proposal defence will take place on Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in Room 106, Rozanski Building.

The title of his thesis proposal is "Land Use, Economic and Environmental Impacts of Green Energy Policies".

Paul Guerra's Master of Science Defence

Paul Guerra's Master of Science defence will take place on Friday, September 24th, 2010 at 10:00 p.m. in Room 107, J.D. MacLachlan Building.

The title of his thesis is "Investment in the Provision of Ecological Goods and Services on Private Rural Land in Ontario: A Framework for Policy Development".

Michael Weber's Master of Science Defence

Michael Weber's Master of Science defence will take place on Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 at 8:00 a.m. in Room 319, J.D. MacLachlan Building.

The title of his thesis is "The Influence of Management on the Technical Efficiency of Ontario Cow-Calf Farms". 

The following members will serve as the Examination Committee: 

John Cranfield (Chair), Andreas Boecker (External member), Maury Bredahl and Alfons Weersink from his (Advisory Committee).

All are welcome to attend.

Apichaya (Pat) Lilavanichakul's Master of Science Defence

Apichaya (Pat) Lilavanichakul's Master of Science defence will take place on Friday, August 27th, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 107, J.D. MacLachlan Bulding.  The title of her thesis is "Consumer Acceptance of a New Traceability Technology: A Discrete Choice Application to Ginseng".

The following members will serve as the Examination Committee

Karl Meilke (Chair) Rakhal Sarker (External), Andreas Boecker and Alfons Weersink (Advisory Committee)

The other member of Pat's advisory committee is Getu Hailu.

All interested faculty and staff are welcome to attend. 

Shashini Ratnasena's Master of Science Defence

Shashini Ratnasena's Master of Science defence will take place on Monday, August 30th, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in Room 107, J.D. MacLachlan Building.  The title of her thesis is "An Analysis of the Effect of Milk Compositional Standard on the Profitability of Ontario Dairy Farms".