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Luke Bown
Department of Biology

10:00 am (NL time)
Thursday September 6th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Coronafacoyl phytotoxin biosynthesis in Streptomyces scabies and identification of common scab-associated Streptomyces species in Newfoundland


Tasahil Albishi

Department of Biochemistry 

1:00 pm (NL time)
Monday August 27th 2018
A-5014 (Arts & Administration Building)

Bioactivities of Wood Polyphenols: Antioxidant and Biological Effects 


Yunhui He
Department of Mathematics & Statistics

10:00 am (NL time)
Monday August 27th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Local Fourier Analysis for Saddle-Point Problems


Camilla Parzanini
Department of Ocean Sciences

2:00 pm (NL time)
Friday August 24th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

An Integrated Approach to Studying the Trophic Ecology of a Deep-sea Faunal Assemblage from the Northwest Atlantic


Claire Poirier
Department of Anthropology

1:00 pm (NL time)
Thursday August 23rd 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Hunting Buffalo Under the Ground: Encounters in Heritage Management


Hau Nguyen
Department of Mathematics & Statistics

10:00 am (NL time)
Wednesday August 22nd 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Rings Whose Cyclics Satisfy a Certain Property


Shahrazad Malek
Department of Physics & Physical Oceanography

10:00 am (NL time)
Tuesday August 21st 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Thermodynamic and Structural Anomalies of Water Nanodroplets from Computer Simulations


Semra Yalcin
Department of Biology

1:00 pm (NL time)
Tuesday August 14th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Biodiversity Responses to Global Changes


Rakan Altarawneh
Department of Chemistry

1:00 pm (NL time)
Wednesday August 8th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Product distributions and efficiencies for ethanol oxidation in proton exchange membrane electrolysis cells  


Nadeem Saqlain
Faculty of Education

1:00 pm (NL time)
Tuesday August 7th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Provision of a comprehensive curriculum to rural high school students through technology: A case study of a provincial virtual school in Canada


Christopher Martin
Department of Sociology

1:00 pm (NL time)
Friday August 3rd 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Tattooes Lives: The Indelible Experience of Meaning and Identity in Body Art


Benjamin Fowler
Department of Computer Science

1:00 pm (NL time)
Thursday August 2nd 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Modelling Evolvability in Genetic Programming


Zili Yi
Department of Computer Science

1:00 pm (NL time)
Tuesday July 31st 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

From Rule-based to Learning-based Image-Conditional Image Generation


Fuqiang Fan
Faculty of Engineering & Applied Sciences

1:00 pm (NL time)
Thursday July 26th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Sulfate Reducing Bacteria, Nitrate Reducing Bacteria and their Interactions in a Souring Offshore Oil Reservoir System


Julian Torres
Department of Psychology

1:00 pm (NL time)
Wednesday July 25th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Working Alliance in the Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa: Baseline Predictors, Motivation to Change, and Relationship to Treatment Outcome


Neus Campanya I Llovet
Department of Biology

1:00 pm (NL time)
Thursday July 19th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Biodiversity and Food Web Patterns in the Deep Sea: Why Food Quality Matters


Sarah Ayoub
Department of Physics & Physical Oceanography

1:00 pm (NL time)
Thursday July 5th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Understanding Intermolecular Interactions in Organic Heterojunction Devices with the Use of Density Functional Theory


Samantha Breslin
Department of Anthropology

10:00 am (NL time)
Friday July 6th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

The Making of Computer Scientists: Rendering Technical Knowledge, Gender, and Entrepreneuralism in Singapore


Debashis Dutta
School of Social Work

1:00 pm (NL time)
Wednesday June 13th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

"It's the Same Rain": Using the Interpretative Phenomenological Approach to Explore Parenting Experiences of Bengali Speaking Immigrants to Canada


Siva Prasad
Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science

1:00 pm (NL time)
Tuesday June 5th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Retrieval of Sea Ice Parameters using Fusion of High Resolution Model and Remote Sensing Data


JuDong Yeo
Department of Biochemistry

1:00 pm (NL time)
Monday June 4th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Antioxidant Capacity and Phenolic Profiles of Lentils as Affected by Processing


Swomitra Palit
Department of Physics & Physical Oceanography

1:00 pm (NL time)
Tuesday May 29th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Macromolecular Dynamics and Structure in Crowded and Confined Environments 


Geoffrey Warden
Faculty of Medicine

10:00 am (NL time)
Friday June 1st 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

The Epidemiology of Colorectal Cancer in Newfoundland and Labrador: A Geographic Analysis of an Incident Cohort and of Hereditary Non-Polyposis with the Population


Nasser Heydari
Department of Mathematics & Statistics

1:00 pm (NL time)
Friday May 18th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Cohomology of Quotients in Real Symplectic Geometry


Jinjun Tong
Department of Mathematics & Statistics

1:00 pm (NL time)
Thursday May 10th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Time series and state space model with generalized extreme value distributed marginals and α-stable distributed errors


Mohamed Masrob
Faculty of Engineering & Applied Sciences

11:00 am (NL time)
Tuesday May 8th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

A Smart Power System Stabilizer for Dynamic Reduction of a Power System Model


Meghann Jack
Department of Folklore

1:00 pm (NL time)
Friday May 4th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Nineteenth-Century Barns in St. Mary's, Nova Scotia


Daniel Begin
Department of Geography

12:30 pm (NL time)
Thursday May 3rd 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Life and Death of Volunteeres Geographic Information Contributors in a Large Online Community - The Case of Openstreetmap


Xiangpeng Gao
Faculty of Engineering & Applied Sciences

10:30 am (NL time)
Tuesday May 1st 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Development of Novel Polysaccharide Based Adsorbents for Precious Metal Recovery


Shenghan Li
Faculty of Medicine

1:00 pm (NL time)
Friday April 27th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Regulation of Nucleocytoplacmis Shuttling of the Transcriptional Regulator Human Mesoderm Induction Early Response 1 α in Breast Carcimona Cells


Cheryll Fitzpatrick
Department of Psychology

10:00 am (NL time)
Thursday April 26th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

When a half and a half are not a whole: Putting word problems into context


Kevin Murrant
Faculty of Engineering & Applied Sciences

10:00 am (NL time)
Tuesday April 24th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Aircraft Manoeuvring for Sensor Aiming


Shamus MacDonald
Department of Folklore

10:00 am (NL time)
Monday April 23rd 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

"Dh 'fheumadh iad àit' a dheanamh: They would have to make a Place": Land and Belonging in Gaelic Nova Scotia


Joshua Turner
Faculty of Engineering & Applied Sciences

1:00 pm (NL time)
Friday April 20th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Constitutive Behaviour of Ice Under Compressive States of Stress and its Application to Ice-Structure Interactions


David Dalton
Department of Earth Sciences

1:00 pm (NL time)
Thursday April 19th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

On Backus Average in Modelling Guided Waves


Bo Liu
Faculty of Engineering & Applied Sciences

1:00 pm (NL time)
Tuesday April 17th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Enhanced Photocatalytic Oxidation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Offshore Produced Water


Belal Al-Khamaiseh
Department of Mathematics & Statistics

1:00 pm (NL time)
Friday April 13th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Analytical Solutions of 3D Heat Conduction in Flux Channels with Nonuniform Properties and Complex Structures


Isam Al-Darabsah
Department of Mathematics & Statistics

10:00 am (NL time)
Thursday April 12th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Time Delayed Models in Population Biology and Epidemiology


Chen Zhang
Department of Computer Science

1:00 pm (NL time)
Tuesday April 10th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Opportunistic Routing and Network Coding in Multi-hop Wireless Mesh Networks


Mark Kavanagh
Faculty of Engineering & Applied Sciences

10:00 am. (NL time)
Monday April 9th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Time-dependent Aspects of Fracture in Ice


Fan Jiang
Faculty of Engineering & Applied Sciences

10:30 am. (NL time)
Friday April 6th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Efficient Low-complexity Data Detection for Multiple-input Multiple-output Wireless Communication Systems


Bishakha Mazumdar
Faculty of Business Administration

1:00 p.m. (NL time)
Thursday April 5th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Outcomes of Bridge Employment: A Mixed Methods Examination of Retirees' Expectations and Experiences


Bui Petersen
Faculty of Business Administration

10:00 a.m. (NL time)
Wednesday April 4th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Structure and Agency in Bargaining: Practice, Routines, Truce, and Individual Differences


Alyssa Gruchy
Department of Psychology

1:00 p.m. (NL time)
Monday April 2nd 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Body Image in Men: The impact of drive for muscularity and drive for thinness on deperession, social physique anxiety, self-esteem, and behavioural factors in male health and fitness trainees


Kristina Lord
Interdisciplinary Program

1:00 p.m. (NL time)
Tuesday April 3rd 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Critical Engineering Pedagogy: Curricular peer mentoring as a case study for change in the Canadian neoliberal university


Tanaya Chatterjee
Department of Psychology

1:00 p.m. (NL time)
Thursday March 29th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Predictors of Depression in Older Adults with Multiple Sclerosis


Kari Sawden
Department of Folklore

2:00 p.m. (NL time)
Tuesday March 27th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Maps of Our Own Making: Practicing Divination in 21st Century Canada


Cristina Fabretto
Interdisciplinary Program

1:00 p.m. (NL time)
Wednesday March 28th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Strengthening the Intercultural Communicative Competence of International Undergraduate Engineering Students for Co-op Work Term Placement


Xiang Fang
Faculty of Engineering & Applied Sciences

10:30 a.m. (NL time)
Monday February 26th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Risk-based Supervisory Guidance for Detect and Avoid Involving Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems


Hesam Hassan Nejad
Faculty of Engineering & Applied Sciences

2:30 p.m. (NL time)
Friday March 16th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Experimental Investigation of Surfactant-enhanced Washing and Supercritical CO2 Extraction Processes for Waste Drilling Mud Remediation


Brian MacIsaac
Interdisciplinary Program

1:30 p.m. (NL time)
Thursday March 1st 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Toward the Integration of Education and School-based Behavioural Supports: The B.E.S.T. Program in Northern Nova Scotia


Mohamed Elsersy
Faculty of Engineering & Applied Sciences

11:00 a.m. (NL time)
Monday February 19th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Joint Optimization for Wireless Sensor Networks in Critical Infastructures


Jean-Luc Pilote
Department of Earth Sciences

1:00 p.m. (NL time)
Friday February 9th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Geology, Structure, Petrogenesis, and Hydrothermal Alteration Reconstruction of the Ming Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide Deposit, Baie Verte Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada


Amarender Manchoju
Department of Chemistry

1:00 p.m. (NL time)
Thursday February 1st 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Stereoselective Synthesis of Functionalized Quaternary Stereocentres, Naturally Occuring Tetronic Acids, and (-)-(R,R)-L-Factor


Erin Araujo
Department of Geography

12:30 p.m. (NL time)
Tuesday January 30th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Community Inter-changes: Creating an Inclusive Moneyless Economy in San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico


Anderson Dorbeck
Department of Psychology

2:00 p.m. (NL time)
Wednesday February 14th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

An Investigation of the Impact of a Workshop Teaching Advanced Skills for Working with Eating Disorders, Using Theories of Behaviour Change


Suhad Sbeih
Department of Physics & Physical Oceanography

10:00 a.m. (NL time)
Tuesday January 23rd 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Deuterium Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Rheology of Microgel Colloids at Ambient and High Pressure


Brendan Harvey
Faculty of Engineering & Applied Sciences

1:00 p.m. (NL time)
Thursday February 8th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Signal Processing Methods for the Detection & Localization of Acoustic Sources via Unmanned Aerial Vehicles


Ali Elkurtehi
Department of Chemistry

10:00 a.m. (NL time)
Thursday January 18th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Synthesis and Characterization of Transition Metal Amino-phenolate Complexes and their Reactivity Towards the Oxidation of Lignin Model Compounds and Cyclic Carbonate Formation


Armin Bodaghkhani
Faculty of Engineering & Applied Sciences

1:00 p.m. (NL time)
Thursday February 8th 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Simulation of Wave Cloud Spray


Xinlong Liu
Faculty of Engineering & Applied Sciences

1:00 p.m. (NL time)
Monday January 22nd, 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Ocean Wind and Wave Parameters Measurements using Ship-borne X-band Marine Radar


Ladan Khaksar
Faculty of Engineering & Applied Sciences

10:00 a.m. (NL time)
Wednesday January 31st, 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Electrochemical study and corrosion modeling of chromium alloys steel exposed to sulfide containing environment


Sunday Adedigba
Faculty of Engineering & Applied Sciences

10:00 a.m. (NL time)
Tuesday January 30th, 2018
Room A 5014 - Arts & Administration Building

Dynamic Risk Assessment of Process Operations


Ahman Al Shra'ah
Department of Chemistry

1:00 p.m. (NL time)
Thursday January 25th, 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Targeted degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons: a potential strategy for coal tar remediation


Mashrura Musharraf
Faculty of Engineering & Applied Sciences

10:00 a.m. (NL time)
Thursday March 22nd, 2018
Room IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation

Modeling and Simulation of Offshore Workers' Behavior

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