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
Vanwynsberghe, Robert Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Kojevnikov, Alexei Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Lavoie, Pascal Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Lin, Kuo-Shyan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Cheng, Jie Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Henderson, Sarah Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Summers, Alexander Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Eskelson, Bianca Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Stevens, Sara Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Griffin, Michael Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies, Department of Philosophy
Nagata, K Wayne Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
O'Donnell, Maureen Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Kennedy, Lori Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Morzycki, Marcin Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Steen, John Thomas Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering
Leslie, Sabrina Associate Professor Faculty of Science Michael Smith Laboratories
Shin, Leo Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History, Department of Asian Studies
van der Loos, Hendrik Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Bushe, William Kendal Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Han, Sandrine Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Babel, Molly Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Lazrak, Ali Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Allan, Douglas Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Taubert, Stefan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Gordon, Michael Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Dake, Gregory Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Davis, Noelle Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Jenstad, Lorienne Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Walsh, Shannon Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Rocha Perkerwicz, Samuel Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Arbel, Efrat Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Milstein, Sara Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies
Yong, Paul Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Anger, Suzy Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Ashe, Maureen Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Ortiz Molina, Hernan Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Morin, Gregg Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Snyder, Jason Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Girard, Jonathan Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Corrigall-Brown, Catherine Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Madison, Kirk Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Jeong, Gyung-Ho Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Lynn, Francis Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery, School of Biomedical Engineering
Ford, Nancy Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Britton, Ben Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Mota, Miguel Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Pritchard, Robert Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Taylor, Timothy Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Shan, Hongxia Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Paris, Leslie Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History

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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.