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
McKeown, Martin Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Quon, Bradley Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Herdman, Anthony Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Devlin, Angela Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Poon, Brenda Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Oberlander, Timothy Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, School of Population and Public Health
Qayumi, Abdul Karim Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Virji-Babul, Naznin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Steidl, Christian Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Kassam, Rosemin Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Lim, Chinten James Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Kelleher, Dermot Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology
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
Cherkasov, Artem Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Lam, Stephen C Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Street, John Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Stirling, Peter Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Milloy, Michael-John Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Social Medicine
Klein Geltink, Ramon Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
de Boer, Carl Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering
Munro, Sarah Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Elliott, Alison Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Yachie, Nozomu Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering
Haji, Faizal Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Perrone, Lucy Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Macnab, Andrew Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Chi, Kim Nguyen Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Yip, Calvin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Nelson, Brad Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Kopp, Janel Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Gill, John Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Nephrology
Brooks-Wilson, Angela Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Patrick, David Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Boyd, John Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Critical Care Medicine
Kissoon, Niranjan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Birol, Inanc Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Webb, John Professor Faculty of Medicine Divisions of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery
Buxton, Jane Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Wright, Joanne Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Craig, Ann Marie Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Goldowitz, Daniel Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Esdaile, John Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Rheumatology
Watson, Peter Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Davis, Noelle Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Yeung, Sonia Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Benavente, Oscar Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology

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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.