The following is a list of thesis and dissertation defences taking place at Brock from Sept. 10 to 14.All are open for the University community to attend.PhD dissertation defenceEducation student Paola Borin will defend the dissertation “Impact and Effects of Learning Outcome-Oriented Program Review Policy Changes in Ontario Universities” on Monday, Sept. 10 at 9 a.m. in WH 147.The examination committee includes Heather Gordon, Chair; Denise Stockley, External Examiner (Queen’s University); Maureen Connolly, Internal Examiner; Louis Volante, Supervisor; Renee Kuchapski, Committee Member; and Erika Kustra, Committee Member (University of Windsor).Kinesiology MSc thesis defencesFaculty of Applied Health Sciences student Thomas Blane Hoshizaki will defend the thesis “Evaluation of the long-term reliability of motor unit discharge rates obtained by a decomposition algorithm of surface electromyographic signal” on Monday, Sept. 10 from 2 to 5 p.m. in South Block 361. The examination committee members are David Gabriel, Supervisor; Allan Adkin and Kimberley Gammage, Advisory Committee; C.J. (Ted) Clancy, External Examiner (Worcester Polytechnical Institute); and Chair Michael Holmes.—Faculty of Applied Health Sciences student Stacey Woods will defend the thesis “EMG Threshold Detection and Reliability of Boys and Men Using an Isometric Contraction Protocol” on Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Walker Complex 203. The examination committee members are Bareket Falk, Supervisor; David Gabriel and Craig Tokuno, Advisory Committee; C.J. (Jo) de Ruiter, External Examiner (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam); and Jae Patterson, Chair.Health Sciences MSc thesis defenceFaculty of Applied Health Sciences student Talha Rafiq will defend the thesis “Relationship between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Arterial Stiffness over Time from Childhood into Early Adulthood” on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. in STH 456 (Sociology boardroom).The examination committee members are Deborah O’Leary; Panagiota Klentrou and Terrence Wade; Cheryl McCormick, External Examiner (Brock University); and Karen Patte, Chair.