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 Rolesort ascending Faculty Academic Unit
Strings, Sabrina Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Marshall Manriquez, Guillermo Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Paltin, Judith Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Liu, Siyuan Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Silberman, Lior Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Foster, Johan Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Trajano, Heather Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Lamers, Yvonne Associate Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
Godfrey, Sima Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Almeida, Fernanda Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Sadatsafavi, Mohsen Associate Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Cool, Julie Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Street, John Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Stirling, Peter Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Boedhihartono, Agni Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Schnellert, Leyton Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Deer, Glenn Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Cavusoglu, Hasan Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Iurascu, Ilinca Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies
Somerville, Tsur Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Feeley, Michael Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Murphy, Anne Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Algar, Russ Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Walsh, Shannon Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Wang, Yanwen Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Reid, Gregor Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Redekop, Gary Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Nelson, Harry William Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Garcia, Ronald Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Camp, Patricia Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Beristain, Alexander Guillermo Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Drew, Yvette Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Lavoie, Pascal Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Cox, Susan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Dechaine, Rose-Marie Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Reinsberg, Stefan Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Lauster, Nathanael Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Neumann, Oliver Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Crowe, Sean Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Baum, Bruce Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Hill, Ian Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Chen, Frances Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Bredin, Shannon Associate Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Lister, Alison Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
De Vera, Mary Associate Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Hein, Jason Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Dorscheid, Delbert Richard Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Critical Care Medicine
Elliott, Alison Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Cutler, Frederick Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Yachie, Nozomu Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering

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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.