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
Loewen, Peter Associate Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Monteyne, Joseph Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Sarfaty, Galit Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Lis, Mieszko Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Hoffmann, Florian Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Colozzo, Paola Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Yu, Henry Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Daugaard, Mads Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Porto, Nuno Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Fisher, Kevin Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies
Castonguay-Belanger, Joel Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Smit, Matthijs Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Anderson, L. Mark Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
James, Susan Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
O'Donnell, Maureen Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
West, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Wilson, Eric Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Babel, Molly Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Morin, Gregg Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
MacDonald, Colin Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Kaushal, Asha Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Boyd, David Associate Professor Faculty of Science Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Mchale, Melissa Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Griesdale, Donald E Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Department of Medicine
Sawatzky, Bonita Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Ross, Colin Associate Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Lokman, Kees Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Holmes, Reid Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Reilly, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Olson, Robert Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Schnellert, Leyton Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Eskelson, Bianca Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Talmy, Steven Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Mui, Alice Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Wu, Amery Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Dong, Xuesen Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Rizzotti, Patrick Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Rocha Perkerwicz, Samuel Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Chamberlain, Sandra Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Blackburn, Carole Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Stacey, Jocelyn Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Kitson, Clifford Neil Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Dermatology & Skin Science
Bena, Jan Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Lefaivre, Kelly Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Kim, Hugh Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Hanley, Gillian Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Plan, Yaniv Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Du, Caigan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Powers, Bradley Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Nolde, Natalia Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Statistics

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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.