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 Role Facultysort descending Academic Unit
Petrella, Robert Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Krüsi, Andrea Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Social Medicine
Greenblatt, Ethan Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Purcell, Sarah Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Endocrinology
Jamieson, Amy Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Tang, Tricia Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Endocrinology
Cox, Susan Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Meneilly, Graydon Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Geriatric Medicine
Wilson, David Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Bassett, Ken Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Jones, Steven J Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Ryan, Colm Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
MacHan, Lindsay Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
McAlpine, Jessica Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Campbell, Kristin Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Sidhu, Ravinder Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Teichman, Joel Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Yoshida, Eric Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology
Rossi, Fabio Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Medical Genetics
Afshar, Kourosh Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Jarus, Tal Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Langlois, Sylvie Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Mayor, Thibault Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Michael Smith Laboratories
Sin, Donald Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Tsang, Teresa Professor Faculty of Medicine Divisions of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery
Buckley, Anne Regina Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Bhagavatula, Sastry Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Scott, Alexander Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
MacNab, Ying Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Ryerson, Christopher Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Sadar, Marianne Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Rahmim, Arman Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology, Department of Physics & Astronomy
Ciernia, Annie Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Klein Geltink, Ramon Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Frangou, Sophia Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Gerrie, Alina Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Gao, Zu-Hua Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Nappi, Lucia Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Macnab, Andrew Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Sadovnick, Adele Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Lee, Tim Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Dermatology & Skin Science
Ansermino, John Mark Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Jang, Kerry Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Benard, Francois Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Harrigan, Richard Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Social Medicine
Conibear, Elizabeth Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Manges, Amee Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Phillips, Anthony Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Madden, Kenneth Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Geriatric Medicine
Friedman, Jan Marshall Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics

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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.