Research Supervisors

The supervisor is the key person in a research-based graduate degree program. The principal role of the supervisor is to help students achieve their scholastic potential and to chair the student’s Supervisory Committee. The Supervisor will provide reasonable commitment, accessibility, professionalism, stimulation, guidance, respect and consistent encouragement to the student. Learn more

Graduate programs have different expectations regarding prospective students contacting faculty members. Some require commitment of a faculty member as supervisor prior to applying while others assign supervisors in the first year. Please review the requirements for each program in the degree listing under the heading "Admission Information & Requirements" in step 3 "Prepare Application" under "Supervision".

Namesort ascending Role Faculty Academic Unit
Brown, Carolyn Janet Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Brown, Helen Jean Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Brown, Kelly Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Brotto, Lori Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Department of Psychiatry
Brooks-Wilson, Angela Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Brondani, Mario Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Bromme, Dieter Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Britton, Dennis Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Britton, Ben Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Brinton, Laurel Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Brinkman, Ryan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Brigham, Emily Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Briggs, Marlene Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Bredin, Shannon Associate Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Brauner, Colin Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Brauer, Michael Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Bratiotis, Christiana Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Social Work
Brar, Gurcharn Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applied Biology
Brander, James Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Brain, Robert Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Boyd, David Associate Professor Faculty of Science Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Boyd, Jade Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Social Medicine
Boyd, Lara Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Bowman, William Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Bowie, William Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases
Bowers, Katherine Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies
Boushel, Robert Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology, Department of Family Practice
Bournot-Trites, Monique Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Bourges, Antoine Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Bouchard-Cote, Alexandre Professor Faculty of Science Department of Statistics
Bouchard, Katrina Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Bouchard, Marie-Eve Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Bostock, Michael Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Bostanci, Gorkem Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Boschma, Geertje Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Borgen, William Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Borduas-Dedekind, Nadine Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Booker, Courtney Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Bonn, Douglas Andrew Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Boley, Aaron Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Bohlmann, Joerg Professor Faculty of Science Michael Smith Laboratories, Department of Botany
Boedhihartono, Agni Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Bochnak, Ryan Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Boccassini, Daniela Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Blydt-Hansen, Tom Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Blouin, Jean-Sebastien Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Bloem-Reddy, Benjamin Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Statistics
Bloch, Alexia Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Blanke, Philipp Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Blakney, Anna Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Michael Smith Laboratories, School of Biomedical Engineering

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    Reaching Out Tips

    Complete these steps before you reach out to a faculty member!

    Check requirements
    • Familiarize yourself with program requirements. You want to learn as much as possible from the information available to you before you reach out to a faculty member. Be sure to visit the graduate degree program listing and program-specific websites.
    • Check whether the program requires you to seek commitment from a supervisor prior to submitting an application. For some programs this is an essential step while others match successful applicants with faculty members within the first year of study. This is either indicated in the program profile under "Admission Information & Requirements" - "Prepare Application" - "Supervision" or on the program website.
    Focus your search
    • Identify specific faculty members who are conducting research in your specific area of interest.
    • Establish that your research interests align with the faculty member’s research interests.
      • Read up on the faculty members in the program and the research being conducted in the department.
      • Familiarize yourself with their work, read their recent publications and past theses/dissertations that they supervised. Be certain that their research is indeed what you are hoping to study.
    Make a good impression
    • Compose an error-free and grammatically correct email addressed to your specifically targeted faculty member, and remember to use their correct titles.
      • Do not send non-specific, mass emails to everyone in the department hoping for a match.
      • Address the faculty members by name. Your contact should be genuine rather than generic.
    • Include a brief outline of your academic background, why you are interested in working with the faculty member, and what experience you could bring to the department. The supervision enquiry form guides you with targeted questions. Ensure to craft compelling answers to these questions.
    • Highlight your achievements and why you are a top student. Faculty members receive dozens of requests from prospective students and you may have less than 30 seconds to pique someone’s interest.
    • Demonstrate that you are familiar with their research:
      • Convey the specific ways you are a good fit for the program.
      • Convey the specific ways the program/lab/faculty member is a good fit for the research you are interested in/already conducting.
    • Be enthusiastic, but don’t overdo it.
    Attend an information session

    G+PS regularly provides virtual sessions that focus on admission requirements and procedures and tips how to improve your application.