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 Role Facultysort descending Academic Unit
Mui, Alice Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Rothstein, Ralph Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Bansback, Nick Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Mitton, Craig Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
McGrail, Kimberlyn Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Gadermann, Anne Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine
Lima, Viviane Dias Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases
Daugaard, Mads Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Regier, Dean Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Schaeffer, David Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Flannigan, Ryan Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Puyat, Joseph Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Cembrowski, Mark Steven Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Scott, David Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Ju, Myeong Jin Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, School of Biomedical Engineering
Road, Jeremy Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Krausz, Reinhard Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Kwon, Janice Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Phang, P Terence Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Davies, Hugh William Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Harrigan, Richard Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Aids
Pettersen, Jacqueline Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Boyd, Lara Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Meloche, Mark Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Leavitt, Blair Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Brooks, Donald Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Department of Chemistry
Quon, Bradley Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Holsti, Liisa Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Dvorak, Marcel F S Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Granville, David Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Chung, Stephen Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Small, Susan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Gonzalez-Montaner, Julio Sergio Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases
Huntsman, David Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Daley, Denise Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Janssen, Patricia Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Grunau, Ruth V Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Wilcox, Pearce Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Lisonkova, Sarka Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Mulpuri, Kishore Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Cynader, Max Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Goldenberg, S Larry Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Salh, Baljinder Singh Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology
Howe, Leann Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Krystal, Gerald Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Yee, John Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Lefaivre, Kelly Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Mackenzie, Ian Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Nunez, Desmond Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Viau, Victor Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences

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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.