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 ascending Academic Unit
Howe, Tami Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Moore, Edwin D Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Leung, Peter C Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Purssell, Roy Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
Van Petegem, Filip Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Holsti, Liisa Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Choi, Peter Tsz Lung Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Garbuz, Donald Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Kitson, Clifford Neil Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Dermatology & Skin Science
MacLure, Malcolm Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Dedhar, Shoukat Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Freeman, Hugh James Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology
Loock, Christine Ann Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Davis, Noelle Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Lester, Richard Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases
Kuhl, David Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Nielsen, Torsten Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Aparicio, Samuel Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Mui, Alice Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Lefaivre, Kelly Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Wang, Yu Tian Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Lam, Stephen C Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Gleave, Martin Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Dong, Xuesen Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Lockwood, William Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Schmidt, Julia Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Isaac, Kathryn Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Ju, Myeong Jin Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, School of Biomedical Engineering
Singh, Amritpal Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Gupta, Neeru Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, School of Population and Public Health
Hanley, Gillian Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Krausz, Reinhard Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Spering, Miriam Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Black, Charlyn Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Swindale, Nicholas Vaughan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Hoffman, Bradford Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Eva, Kevin Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of General Internal Medicine
Bartlett, Karen Hastings Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Cimolai, Nevio Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Du, Caigan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
McAlpine, Jessica Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Campbell, Kristin Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
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
Ong, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Carlsten, Christopher Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Qayumi, Abdul Karim Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Virji-Babul, Naznin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Matsubara, Joanne Aiko Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Gourlay, William Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic 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.