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 facult 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".

Name Rolesort ascending Faculty Academic Unit
Gornall, Will Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Bailey, C. D. Alison Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Knox, Sara Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Knipfer, Thorsten Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applied Biology
Logan, Tricia Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Information
Goetz, Friedrich Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Belcourt, Billy-Ray Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Barbeito Sanchez, Ignacio Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Jiang, Feng Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Vigo, Daniel Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, School of Population and Public Health
Cheong, Amanda Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Madhav, Manu Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering
Low, Margaret Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning
Bennett, Erica Assistant Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Picard, Sebastien Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
McDougall, Scott Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Baylis, Patrick Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Ghebremusse, Sara Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Ranger, Manon Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Evans, Jonathan Blair Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Frommel, Andrea Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applied Biology
Shwartz, Vered Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Poudrier, Eve Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Mack, Johnny Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Salgirli, Saygin Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Molina Hutt, Carlos Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Kikkawa, Ayumu Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Haase, Kristen Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Thrampoulidis, Christos Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Saylor, Joel Edward Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Piechocki, Katharina Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Beswick, Samuel Peter Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Lange, Philipp Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Quandt, Jacqueline Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Nair, Prashant Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Naqvi, Naveena Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Lecuyer, Mathias Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Hutchinson, Peter Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Lee, Barbara Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Social Work
Karim, Ehsan Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Song, Liang Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Botany
Turgeon, Ricky Assistant Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Etxabe, Julen Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Sriram, Veena Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Afsahi, Afsoun Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Pareles, Mo Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Rizzotti, Patrick Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Catungal, John Paul Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Gender, Race, Sex and Social Justice
Musto, Michela Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Duffy, Kay Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies

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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.