Research Supervisors

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The supervisor is the key person in a thesis-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 thesis 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 "Thesis Supervision".

Advice on how to reach out to supervisors

 
Name Rolesort descending Faculty Academic Unit
Duan, Kevin Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
McEwan, Desmond Assistant Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Nelson, Melanie Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Miskovic, Sanja Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering
Salfi, Joseph Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Logan, Tricia Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
Krüsi, Andrea Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Social Medicine
Park, Yongjin Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Department of Statistics
Noori, Sofia Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Grazziotin Soares, Renata Assistant Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Yavicoli, Alexia Assistant Professor Department of Mathematics
Parra, Alvaro Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Squires, Munir Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Harriman, David Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Turner, Hannah Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Information
Turgeon, Ricky Assistant Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Kravchenko, Sergii Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Zaiontz, Keren Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Lunken, Genelle Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Borwein, Sophie Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Corella Morales, Meghan Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Gerrie, Alina Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Kim, Eric Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Carey, Trevor Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Cooke, Ilsa Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Sari, Elif Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Cheong, Amanda Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Makris, Georgios Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Hung, Lillian Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Reid, Andrea Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
Ayars, Alisabeth Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Karimi, Aryan Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Forbes, Connor Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Schrewe, Brett Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Byrne, Fionn Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Bowman, William Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Naqvi, Naveena Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Montwe, David Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Raker, Ethan Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Munoz, Joaquin Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Barnett, Kristen Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Marzano-Lesnevich, Alex Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Karakochuk, Crystal Dawn Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
Giang, Amanda Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Matthews, Benjamin Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Weber, Alexander Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Chritz, Kendra Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Heinkel, Robert Lee Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Lee, Tim Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Dermatology & Skin Science
Kandlikar, Milind Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability

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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.
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