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".

Name Rolesort ascending Faculty Academic Unit
Garcia, Ronald Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Lefebvre, Louis Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Ellis, Simon Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Britton, Ben Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Wagner, Alan Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Yip, Calvin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Milstein, Sara Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies
Hsiung, Ging-Yuek Robin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Shekhar, Sudip Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Fujita, Mari Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Mui, Alice Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Meneghetti, Adam Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Liao, Carol Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Van Handel, Leigh Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Hooper, Michael Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning
Robinson, Dylan Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Frackman, Kyle Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies
Bushe, William Kendal Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Satterfield, Blair Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Lefaivre, Kelly Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Jaiman, Rajeev Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mathu-Muju, Kavita Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Pritchard, Robert Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Tomek, Jennifer Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Yadav, Vikramaditya Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, School of Biomedical Engineering
Meyers, Eric Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Information
Beristain, Alexander Guillermo Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Ballarin, Roberta Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Katz, Jennifer Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Foster, Johan Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Loutzenheiser, Lisa Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Hagerman, Shannon Marie Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Yu, Henry Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Howard, Fuchsia Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Caragata, Lea Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Social Work
Stack, Michelle Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Zwicker, Jill Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Lynn, Hyung Gu Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Roosa, John Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Sigurdson, Kris Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Thachuk, Mark Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Krzic, Maja Associate Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applied Biology, Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Creighton, Millie Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
De Vera, Mary Associate Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Etminan, Mahyar Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Wu, Amery Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Antwi, Phanuel Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Weber, Barbara Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Wang, Guangyu Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Kennedy, Emily 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.