Thesis defences — posted July 27

PhD in Psychology — Colin PerrierColin Perrier, PhD student in Psychology, will present his thesis defence on Friday, July 30 at 10 a.m. in WH 147.  The title of his thesis is “Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms Might be Destroying your Intimacy:  A Test of Mediational Models in a Community Sample of Couples.”  Examining committee members are  Marilyn Rose, chair; Dan Perlman, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, external examiner; Stan Sadava, supervisor; Lynn Rempel, internal examiner; Nancy DeCourville and  Tony Bogaert, committee members.  All are welcome to attend.PhD in Psychology – Dana RekerDana Reker, PhD student in Psychology, will present her thesis defence on Thursday, Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. in Plaza 600F. The title of her thesis is “Relation of Temperament and Authoritative Parenting on Subtypes of Adolescent Aggressive Behaviour.”  Examining committee members are Marilyn Rose, chair; Louis Schmidt, McMaster University, external examiner; Drew Dane, supervisor; Ayda Tekok-Kilic, internal examiner; Michael Ashton and Linda Rose-Krasnor, committee members.  All are welcome to attend.Master of Arts in Community Health — Meagan BarkansMeagan Barkans (MA Community Health) will defend her thesis on Tuesday, Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. in WC204B. The title of her thesis is “Contraband Tobacco on Post-Secondary Campuses in Ontario.” Supervisor: Kelli-an Lawrance; ?advisory committee: John Hay and Daniel Malleck; external examiner: Russell Callaghan, University of Toronto; ?chair: Brian Jeynes. All are welcome to attend.Master of Science in Kinesiology — Daniel HarrissDaniel Harriss (MSc Kinesiology) will defend his thesis on Wednesday, Aug. 4 at 9 a.m. in WC204B. Title: “The Effect of an Eight Session Skate Treadmill and Agility Training Program on the Degree of Separation in Ice Hockey Players.” Supervisor: Kelly Lockwood; advisory committee: Jae Patterson and Philip Wilson; external examiner: Michael Kennedy, University of Alberta; chair: Gail Frost. All are welcome to attend.Master of Arts in Health and Physical Education — J. Paige GregsonJ. Paige Gregson (MA Health and Physical Education) will defend her thesis on Wednesday, Aug. 4 at 1 p.m. in WC204B. Title: “Examining the influence of the coach athletic relationship on motivation and performance in female rugby players.” Supervisor: Philip Wilson; advisory committee: Diane Mack, Philip Sullivan and Michael J. Plyley; external examiner: Craig Hall, University of Western Ontario; chair: David Ditor. All are welcome to attend.Master of Arts in Community Health — Amanda KirkwoodAmanda Kirkwood (MA Community Health) will defend her thesis on Thursday, Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. in WC204B. Title: “Patterns and Correlates of Tobacco Use among Young Adults at College and University.” Supervisor: Kelli-an Lawrance; advisory committee: Terrance Wade and Teena Willoughby; external examiner: Lynn T. Kozlowski, University of Buffalo; chair: Martin Tammemagi. All are welcome to attend.Master of Arts in Community Health — Katrina MooreKatrina Moore (MA Community Health) will defend her thesis on Tuesday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. in WC204B. Title: “Father involvement in the breastfeeding process: Determining contribution aspects.” Supervisor: Lynn Rempel; advisory committee: Dawn Prentice and Daniel Zinger; external examiner: Elaine Scharfe, Trent University; chair: Heather Lee Kilty. All are welcome to attend.Master of Science in Health Sciences — Samantha HajnaSamantha Hajna (MSc Health Sciences) will defend her thesis on Wednesday, Aug. 11 at 9 a.m. in WC204B. Title: “Role of Family Eating Practices on Daily Nutrient Intake, Dietary Patterns and Measures of Body Composition in Peri-Adolescents.” Supervisor: Paul LeBlanc; advisory committee: Brent Faught and Jian Liu; external examiner: Anwar Merchant, University of South Carolina; chair: Deborah O’Leary. All are welcome to attend.Master of Science in Health Sciences — Nicole CoverdaleNicole Coverdale (MSc Health Sciences) will defend her thesis on Thursday, Aug. 12 at 10:30 a.m. in WC204B. Title: “Baroreflex Sensitivity and Development Coordination Disorder.” Supervisor: Deborah O’Leary; advisory committee: Brent Faught and Panagiota Klentrou; external examiner: Maureen MacDonald, McMaster University; chair: Paul LeBlanc. All are welcome to attend.Master of Science in Health Sciences — Cedomir (Chad) TosevskiCedomir (Chad) Tosevski (MSc Health Sciences) will defend his thesis on Thursday, Aug. 12 at 10:30 a.m. in WH147. Title: “The Relationship between Body Mass Index and Breast Cancer Recurrence/Progression and Breast Cancer-Specific Death.” Supervisor: Martin Tammemagi; advisory committee: Jian Liu and Brent Faught; external examiner: Margie Parthimos, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care; chair: Ana Sanchez. All are welcome to attend.Master of Education — Danny DamianoffDanny Damianoff, Master of Education student, will present his thesis defence on Monday, Aug. 16, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in WH 147 (Welch Hall). The title of the thesis is “Self-Directed Learning, Lifelong Learning, and Transformative Learning in the Society for Creative Anachronism.” External examiner: John Dirkx, Michigan State University; supervisor: Ann Marie Guilmette; committee members: Jonathan Neufeld and Edward Sykes; chair of the examining committee: Mary-Louise Vanderlee. All are welcome to attend.Master of Arts in Leisure Studies — Andrew DepnerAndrew Depner (MA Leisure Studies) will defend his thesis on Wednesday, Aug. 18 at 1 p.m. in WH147. Title: “A Comparison of Self-Determined Motivational Experiences between Participants and Non-Participants Following the Physical Activity Component of the CATCH Kid Club.” Supervisor: Scott Forrester; advisory committee: Erin Sharpe and James Mandigo; external examiner: Michael Kanters, North Carolina State University; chair: Trent Newmeyer. All are welcome to attend.Master of Science in Health Sciences — Daniele ChiricoDaniele Chirico (MSc Health Sciences) will defend his thesis on Monday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. in WC204B. Title: “Left Ventricular Structure and Function in Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder.” Supervisor: Deborah O’Leary; advisory committee: Panagiota Klentrou and John Cairney; external examiner: Brian Timmins, McMaster University; chair: Brian Jeynes. All are welcome to attend.Master of Arts in Physical Health and Education — Melanie HedleyMelanie Hedley (MA Physical Health and Education) will defend her thesis on Tuesday, Aug. 24 at 9 a.m. in WC204B. Title: “Lived Experiences of Children with Disabilities.” Supervisor: Maureen Connolly; advisory committee: Nancy Francis and Jae Patterson; external examiner: Jason Candy, Niagara College; chair: Gail Frost. All are welcome to attend. read more

Brock raises money for Movember

Mo growers on the Brock Staffer Staches team include, from left, Colin Ryrie, Vince Wilson, Terry Cockerline, Andy Morgan and Curtis Gadula.Take a look at your male co-workers this month and you might notice a slight difference in the form of some suspicious upper lip growth.Brock men across campus are growing moustaches for Movember, a fundraising and awareness campaign for prostate cancer research. Participants start the month clean shaven, then have 30 days to grow the best moustaches possible. All the while, they collect pledges at ca.movember.com.Teams across campus include Jimmy’s Staches, a group of staff at the James A. Gibson Library, and Brock U, a large student team affiliated with the Brock University Students’ Union that boasts more than 80 mo’ growers. Nine Brock employees are part of the Brock Staffer Staches, a team started by Terry Cockerline, manager of Alumni Relations.“Obviously prostate cancer is a serious issue, and this is a fun way to draw attention to it,” Cockerline said. “With Brock being a tight-knit community, I thought it would get people’s attention.”Moustache results so far are varied, as are reactions to the team members’ furry upper lips.“My admin assistant won’t look at me,” said Andy Morgan, manager of the Project Management Office in Information Technology Services.“I’ve been told by more than one person that it’s hard to take me seriously,” said Cockerline, who admits the moustache is “outside of my comfort zone.”But the team sees the serious side of the issue too.“Being my age, I know of a number of people who have either had prostate cancer or are dealing with it right now,” Morgan said.New members are welcome on the Brock Staffer Staches team.Movember has raised more than $30 million for cancer research since it was founded in 2003.Below are links to the donation pages of some Brock teams:Brock U (team captain: Curtis Bell)Brock Staffer Staches (team captain: Terry Cockerline)Jimmy’s Staches (team captain: Jonathan Younker)Get The Brock News delivered to your email. read more

Russell unhappy with proGuyana crowd at Tallawahs home game

Andre RussellJamaica Tallawahs captain Andre Russell voiced his displeasure with the decision to shift more home games away from Sabina Park, after his side’s first loss of the season to Guyana Amazon Warriors in Florida. The noisy and at times hostile atmosphere of about 4000 fans was overwhelmingly in favour of the visiting Warriors during a 71-run win over the designated home team.“Honestly, I’m very unhappy at the moment,” Russell said after the game. “The guys fought tonight … but based on tonight’s game, it wasn’t like a home game. It didn’t feel that way.“Every boundary, every wicket it was going Guyana’s way. [Shimron] Hetmyer came out, he played some good shots and just the crowd being in his back, it kind of gave him that pump and it shouldn’t be like that. I think we should have that home advantage where a guy hits a boundary, he hears silence. Right? If that’s how home advantage is supposed to be in these conditions, then you have to wonder. You hit a four, you hit a six, you’re not hearing nothing because a Guyana crowd is out here and they want to see Guyana do well.”According to Russell, his fielders were under pressure almost from the start of the match. When Samuel Badree struck with the seventh ball of the night to trap Chadwick Walton lbw, a hush fell over the ground before it became lively once more in the next over as Hetmyer hit his first two boundaries off Imad Wasim on his way to becoming the youngest centurion in CPL history at age 21. The Warriors eventually bested the previous CPL-best total at the venue to make 209 for 7.Imran Tahir“Honestly, these are little things that get me upset from the second over,” Russell said. “Guys saying stuff to you on the boundary. I don’t want to field on the boundary because guys are pressuring you. It shouldn’t be like that. When I go to Guyana, then I expect that.“Guys were upset. I was upset. When I got off the field, I was throwing shoes, everything all around the changing room, things that fans don’t need to see but that’s how upsetting these things can be. You want to know that the crowd is behind you in your home game. So if we go to Barbados and we see a sea of blue, then we expect that. But you’re playing a home game, you want to feel that home advantage. You get a wicket, you hear that loud cheer. It gives the bowler energy even if you’re tired.”Shimron Hetmyer became the youngest player to score a century in the CPL at age 21The Tallawahs have now lost four of five matches in Lauderhill since the CPL’s first matches in Florida in 2016. Russell is expecting the hostile environment his side experienced on Saturday night to be no different on Sunday when the Tallawahs take on Trinbago Knight Riders, considering that TKR has historically had by far the biggest group of travelling supporters attending CPL matches in Florida.He even joked about Tallawahs players trying to pick out their traveling family members in the crowd since they may be the few Tallawahs fans in attendance. But the Tallawahs pulled off a CPL-record chase in the first week of the season at Queen’s Park Oval and Russell is optimistic that they can prevail over TKR again.“We got the two points before and I know that we can get it again here,” Russell said. “I know it’s gonna be loud. It’s gonna be a lot of Trinbago colours tomorrow but I hope that we can see some yellows and we can identify our family and friends and we can actually give them something to cheer for tomorrow.”Even prior to the match against Amazon Warriors, Russell told ESPNcricinfo of his ambivalence towards playing home games away from Sabina Park after the Tallawahs had won their last two matches in front of near capacity weeknight crowds of 15,000. Speaking on the eve of the matches in Florida, the Jamaican allrounder made it clear there was no doubt that if the Tallawahs want to maintain a true home-field advantage then a Jamaican franchise should be playing in Jamaica.“Florida is based on a lot of culture, a lot of different countries and nationalities,” Russell told ESPNcricinfo. “So I hope that we can get the support that we really want. It won’t be like playing in Jamaica where the crowd is behind the Tallawahs and the Tallawahs only. You’re gonna have a lot of people here coming out to support Guyana while some supporting us while some come out just to watch the games. Their heart is not with the Tallawahs.”However, Russell and his Tallawahs team-mates may be stuck playing more matches away from Sabina Park for the foreseeable future due to an agreement struck by their owner with the city of Lauderhill. Kris Persaud, whose Worldwide Sports Management Group took control of the Tallawahs in 2017, has a contract with the Lauderhill venue, guaranteeing at least three international cricket events per year at the stadium. It’s the key reason why this year’s CPL matches at the venue were designated as Tallawahs home games as opposed to neutral site matches shared amongst the six teams. (cricinfo) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCPL 2018: Russell eager to keep Tallawahs winning momentumAugust 17, 2018In “latest news”Early wickets fail to stop Jamaica Tallawahs winning against Guyana Amazon WarriorsJuly 16, 2016In “Sports”CPL 2018: Russell to captain Jamaica Tallawahs, says team very balancedJune 21, 2018In “Sports” read more