Samantha Hajna — MSc Health SciencesSamantha Hajna 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.Nicole Coverdale — MSc Health SciencesNicole Coverdale 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.Cedomir (Chad) Tosevski — MSc Health SciencesCedomir (Chad) Tosevski 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.Andrew Depner — MA Leisure StudiesAndrew Depner 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. (video conference)Daniele Chirico — MSc Health SciencesDaniele Chirico 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 Timmons, McMaster University; chair: Brian Jeynes.Melanie Hedley — MA Physical Health and EducationMelanie Hedley 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.Andrew Andrijiw — MA Sport ManagementAndrew Andrijiw will defend his thesis on Wednesday, Aug. 25 at 9 a.m. in WH147. Title: Life after Hockey: An Examination of Athletic Career Transition and the National Hockey League’s Career Transition Program. Supervisor: Lucie Thibault; advisory committee: Catherine Van Ingen and Richard Wolfe; external examiner: Sandy Gordon, University of Western Australia; chair: Lisa Kikulis. (video conference)Ishan Angra — MA Physical Health and EducationIshan Angra will defend his thesis on Wednesday, Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. in WC204B. Title: A Needs Assessment of Public Health Professionals: Supporting the Implementation of Ontario 2010 Revised Elementary Health and Physical Education Curriculum. Supervisor: James Mandigo; advisory committee: Nancy Francis and Madelyn Law; external examiner: Aniko Varpalotal, University of Western Ontario; chair: Philip Sullivan. (video conference)Nadia Akseer — MSc Health SciencesNadia Akseer will defend her thesis on Wednesday, Aug. 25 at 9 a.m. in WC284. Title: Examining the Potential of Childhood Stature in Assessing Adolescent Overweight and Obesity. Supervisor: Jian Liu; advisory committee: Brent Faught and John Hay; external examiner: Katherine Cianflone, Université Laval; chair: TBA. (video-conference)Ashley Johnson — MA Physical Health and EducationAshley Johnson will defend her thesis on Thursday, Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. in WC204B. Title: Social Development of Primary Aged Children through a Movement Education Program. Supervisor: Nancy Francis; advisory committee; James Mandigo and Catherine Van Ingen; external examiner: Mary-Louise Vanderlee, Brock University; chair: Michael J. Plyley.Shane Nicholls — MSc ManagementShane Nicholls, Faculty of Business, Department of Accounting, will defend his thesis on Monday, Aug. 30 at 1:30 p.m. in Sankey Chambers. The title of his thesis is “Y Works: Average Hours Worked and Average Salaries.” His examining committee members are: Marilyn Rose, chair; Sean Lyons, external examiner, College of Management and Economics, University of Guelph; Darlene Bay, supervisor; Gail Lynn Cook, Dirk De Clercq and Mark Julien.All are welcome to attend thesis defences.