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
Kershaw, Paul Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine
Leaf, Michael Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning
Milner, Valery Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Cibere, Jolanda Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Rheumatology
Ballarin, Roberta Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Christopoulos, John Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Bhandar, Brenna Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Griesdale, Donald E Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Department of Medicine
Fu, Qiang Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Tomek, Jennifer Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Liu, Siyuan Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Dahinten, Susan Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Meyboom, Annalisa Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Roy, Marina Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Wilbur, Kerry Associate Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Smith, Tai Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Zhang, Hao Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Lucyshyn, Joseph Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Lamers, Yvonne Associate Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
Camp, Patricia Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Cheifetz, Rona Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Wang, Tongli Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Perla, Jesse Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Bergmann, Luke Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Cranston, Emily Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science, Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Hsiung, Ging-Yuek Robin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Yi, Christina Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Crowe, Sean Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Hirsh, Elizabeth Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Davis, Noelle Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Ellis, Simon Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Harris, Mark Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Gender, Race, Sex and Social Justice
Elliott, Alison Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Hnatkovska, Viktoriya Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Chen, Frances Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Lyon, Annabel Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Bowers, Katherine Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies
Ortiz Molina, Hernan Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Hanser, Amy Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
MacDonald, Colin Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Barbic, Skye Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Hopewell, Kristen Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Arbel, Efrat Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Hoegg, Jo Andrea Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Mizumoto, Kota Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Soskuthy, Marton Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Snyder, Jason Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Barr, Alasdair Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Sidhu, Ravinder Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Xu, Zhaoming Associate Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health

Pages

 

Other Researcher Directories

    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.