Thesis defences — posted June 23

PhD in Chemistry Thesis Defence – Andrey KhalimonAndrey Khalimon, PhD student in Chemistry, will present his thesis defence on Monday, July 12 at 10 a.m. in H313. The title of his thesis is “Molybdenum (IV) Imido Silylamido and Hydride Complexes: Stoichiometric and Catalytic Reactivity, Mechanistic Aspects of Hydrosilation Reactions.” Examining committee members are Joffre Mercier, chair; Michael Fryzuk, University of British Columbia, external examiner; Georgii Nikonov, supervisor; Bozidar Mitrovic, internal examiner; Melanie Pilkington and Ian Brindle, committee members. All are welcome to attend.PhD in Chemistry Thesis Defence – Brandon DjukicBrandon Djukic, PhD student in Chemistry, will present his thesis defence on Monday, July 19 at 9:30 a.m. in H313. The title of his thesis is “Spin Labile Conducting Metallopolymers: A new architecture for hybrid multifunctional materials.” Examining committee members are Joffre Mercier, chair; Muralee Murugesu, University of Ottawa, external examiner; Martin Lemaire, supervisor; Fereidoon Razavi, internal examiner; Melanie Pilkington and Stuart Rothstein, committee members. All are welcome to attend.PhD in Psychology Thesis Defence – Malinda DesjarlaisMalinda Desjarlais, PhD student in Psychology, will present her thesis defence on Friday, July 23, 2010 at 1 p.m. in Plaza 600F. The title of her thesis is “Novices’ Learning from the Internet: An Exploration of Navigation Behaviours, Learner-Related Factors, and Mental Effort.” Examining committee members are Marilyn Rose, chair; Jacqueline Specht, University of Western Ontario, external examiner; Teena Willoughby, supervisor; John McNamara, internal examiner; Karen Arnell and Linda Rose-Krasnor, committee members. All are welcome to attend.MSc in Management Thesis Defence – Gulsum AysanMaster of Science in Management thesis defence for Gulsum Aysan, Faculty of Business, Department of Marketing, International Business and Strategy, will be Tuesday, June 29 at 9:30 a.m. in Sankey Chambers.  The title of her thesis is “The Metacognitive Cue of Fluency on Taste Perception.” Her examining committee members are Michael Ashton, chair; Monica LaBarge, external examiner, School of Business, Queen’s University; Antonia Mantonakis, supervisor; Eric Dolansky and Kai-Yu Wang. All are welcome. read more

Tips to prevent slips trips and falls in winter weather

Dust off those grippy boots. Although it’s not yet officially winter, Niagara’s first snowfall of the season last week caused slippery conditions for pedestrians.Brock’s Office of Health, Safety and Wellness is reminding members of the Brock community to be mindful of snow and ice in walking areas and parking lots. The risk of slipping, tripping and falling can increase in winter weather conditions, particularly during storms when snow accumulation is significant.Some tips to avoid injury this season:Don’t rush or travel too quickly for the walking surface conditionsWear appropriate footwear for the outdoor conditionsPay attention to your surroundings while walkingDon’t take shortcuts through non-pedestrian/non-designated areas, such as snow banks or unclear pathsCarrying large objects can obstruct your vision and limit your ability to brace yourself in a fallFaculty, staff and students are encouraged to report slippery conditions on outdoor walking surfaces to Facilities Management customer service at 905-688-5550 x3717. Outside of regular business hours, urgent slip and trip circumstances can be reported to Campus Security Services at 905-688-5550 x3200.If an incident, injury, near miss or health and safety hazard is observed, report it to a person of authority such as an area supervisor or Brock employee. Circumstances should be reported through an injury/incident report. Completed reports and questions can be directed to Occupational Health and Safety Specialists Dan Pozzobon or Brian Dzurban via besafe@brocku.ca or x7233. read more