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 ascending Faculty Academic Unit
Britton, Dennis Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Sarsons, Heather Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Matthews, Philip Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Salgirli, Saygin Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Bulkan, Janette Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Nardizzi, Vin Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Geller, Josie Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Haverkamp, Beth Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Sigal, Leonid Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Harris, Mark Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Gender, Race, Sex and Social Justice
Wright, Matthew Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Perley, Bernard Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
Louie, Dustin Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Wang, Yan Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Accili, Eric Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Hardisty, David Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Pina Baldoquin, Manuel Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Burke, Sarah Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy, Department of Chemistry
Yi, Christina Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Lauster, Nathanael Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Lee, Nancy Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Chowdhury, Arjun Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Kornelsen, Jude Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Tran, Martino Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning
Cranston, Emily Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science, Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Kassan, Anusha Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Garrett, Bernard Mark Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Pliska, Benjamin Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Moukhles, Hakima Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Burton, Cole Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Wilbur, Kerry Associate Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Soskuthy, Marton Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Srebnik, Simcha Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Heatherington, Tracey Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Wagner, Alan Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Yip, Calvin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Prange, Sebastian Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Jeong, Gyung-Ho Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Tam, Roger Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering
Christopoulos, John Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Bergmann, Luke Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Kim, Amy Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Currie, Leanne Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Chen, Yu Christine Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Booker, Courtney Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Mortenson, Ben Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Stevens, Mark Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning
Cerri, Ronaldo Associate Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applied Biology
Kramer, Jennifer Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Colozzo, Paola Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech 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.