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
Peihani, Maziar Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Biukovic, Ljiljana Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Sarfaty, Galit Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Cunliffe, Emma Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
LeBaron, Michelle Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Kaushal, Asha Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Duff, David Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Sarra, Janis Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Moore, Marcus Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Joshi, Yuvraj Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Stacey, Jocelyn Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Hutchison, Camden Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Harris, Douglas Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Kong, Hoi Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Bhandar, Brenna Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Goold, Benjamin Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Ford, Cristie Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Benedet, Janine Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Flynn, Alexandra Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Beswick, Samuel Peter Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Dauvergne, Catherine Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Perrin, Benjamin Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Liston, Mary Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
MacDougall, Bruce Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Matsui, Shigenori Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Keown, Paul Anthony Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Nephrology
Xiang, Qing-San Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Eaves, Constance Jean Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics, School of Biomedical Engineering
Luo, Honglin Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Robinson, Wendy Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Courneya, Carol-Ann Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Bowie, William Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases
Huot, Suzanne Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Milloy, Michael-John Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Social Medicine
Dennis, Jessica Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Henderson, Sarah Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Lan, James Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Laksman, Zachary Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Divisions of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery, School of Biomedical Engineering
Steif, Adi Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Ambasta, Anshula Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Voss, Christine Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Razack, Saleem Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Avina, Antonio Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Rheumatology
Road, Jeremy Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Caron, Nadine Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
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
Walley, Keith Professor Faculty of Medicine Critical Care Medicine
Conibear, Elizabeth Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics

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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.