Tymur Kirillov — MSc in ManagementMaster of Science in Management thesis defence for Tymur Kirillov, Faculty of Business, Department of Finance, Operations and Information Systems, will be Friday, Jan. 14 at 1:30 p.m. in Taro Hall 230. The title of his thesis is “A Stochastic Dynamic Programming Approach for Pricing Options on Stock Index Futures.” His examining committee members are: Zisimos Koustas, chair; Don Chance, external examiner, Louisiana State University; Hatem Ben Ameur, supervisor; Mohamed Ayadi and Bob Welch. All are welcome.Christopher J. (C. J.) Morrison — Master of ArtsChristopher J. (C. J.) Morrison (MA Sport Management) will defend his thesis on Thursday, Jan. 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. in WC204B. Title: The Development of a Survey to Assess the Type of Capacity within Nonprofit Sport Organization. Supervisor: Lisa Kikulis; committee members: Lucie Thibault and Scott Forrester; external examiner: Lorne Adams, Brock University; chair: TBA. All are welcome.Matt Smith — Master of ScienceMatt Smith (MSc Kinesiology) will defend his thesis on Tuesday, Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in WC204B. Title: The effects of different ambient temperatures during exercise in participants with Type I Diabetes Mellitus. Supervisor: Stephen Cheung; committee members: Sandra Peters and Nota Klentrou; external examiner: Glen Kenny, University of Ottawa; chair: TBA. All are welcome.Alison Morawek — Master of EducationAlison Morawek, Master of Education student will present her thesis defence on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. in Welch Hall Room 147. The title of the thesis is “Writing and Science Connections: Integrated Instruction and Assessment.” External examiner: Linda Cameron, OISE/UT; supervisor: Tiffany Gallagher; committee members: Ann-Marie DiBiase and Ruth Mcquirter-Scott; chair of the examining committee: Jonathan Neufeld. All are welcome to attend.