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
Gaertner, David Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
Krusi, Andrea Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Aids
Farinha Luz, Vitor Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Silva, Tony Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Lack, Nathan Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Jin, Xiao Liang Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Shadgan, Babak Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Schiebinger, Geoffrey Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Greyson, Devon Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Mostafa, Nesrine Assistant Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Abdul-Mageed, Muhammad Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Ibrahim, Mohamed Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Social Work
Jessri, Mahsa Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
Gerrie, Alina Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Hematology
Narayan, Priti Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Greenblatt, Ethan Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Carrillo, Juli Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applied Biology
Robillard, Julie Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Lowe, Matthew Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Black, Alexis Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Tenenboim, Ori Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Journalism, Writing, and Media
McGee, Alexis Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Journalism, Writing, and Media
McCasland, Jamie Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Geller, Josie Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Jevitt, Cecilia Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Levell, Nicola Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Kim, Amy Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Nguan, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Madden, Kenneth Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Geriatric Medicine
Qian, Yi Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Babel, Molly Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Panenka, William Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Seidel, Marc-David Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Loewen, Peter Associate Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Prange, Sebastian Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Stephens, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Davidoff, Thomas Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Ford, Laurie Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Colozzo, Paola Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Zeitlin, Michael Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Yip, Stephen Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Wang, Yan Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Rullmann, Hotze Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Hooper, Michael Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning
Cheifetz, Rona Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Harris, Kevin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Burgess, Miranda Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Morin, Gregg Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Tam, Roger Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology, School of Biomedical Engineering
Qian, Yue Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology

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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.