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 descending Faculty Academic Unit
Field, Thalia Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Dahinten, Susan Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Schleich, Kristin Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Cutler, Frederick Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Christopoulos, John Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Knight, Vicki Floyd Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Tessier, Anne-Michelle Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Van Handel, Leigh Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Gaston, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
McGowan, Sharon Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Tang, Tricia Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Endocrinology
Todd, Rebecca Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Ramer, Matthew Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Madison, Kirk Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Gillham, David Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Ngan, Elton Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Feeley, Michael Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Kennedy, Lori Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Ford, Nancy Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Moukhles, Hakima Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Caragata, Lea Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Social Work
Ellis, Jason Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Fast, Naomi Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Botany
Stevens, Sara Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Trajano, Heather Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Nguan, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Cole, Peter Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Galla, Candace Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
Lightfoot, Sheryl Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
de Villiers, Jessica Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Frelick, Nancy Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Cool, Julie Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Beauchesne, Kim Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
LeMoult, Joelle Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Foster, Johan Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Robinson, Dylan Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Stack, Michelle Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Ishiyama, Ishu Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Donaldson, R Glen Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Beasley, Clare Louise Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Cheifetz, Rona Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Jean, Francois Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Lim, Chinten James Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Silberman, Lior Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Geller, Josie Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Salamon, Anne Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Tworek, Heidi Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Nelson, Harry William Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Wu, Chunhua Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Yoon, Florence Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies

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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.