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 Role Facultysort descending Academic Unit
Loree, Jonathan Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Park, Yongjin Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Department of Statistics
Evgin, Laura Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Steif, Adi Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Abdelrahman, Khaled Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Kurteva, Siyana Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Macnab, Andrew Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Haas, Kurt Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, School of Biomedical Engineering
Accili, Eric Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Lange, Philipp Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Benard, Francois Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Redekop, Gary Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Pettersen, Jacqueline Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Nguan, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Sadowski, Ivan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Woodward, Todd Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Quon, Bradley Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Wright, Joanne Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Younger, Alastair Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Ho, Kendall Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
Janssen, Patricia Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Freeman, Hugh James Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology
Loock, Christine Ann Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Kozlowski, Piotr Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Kuhl, David Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Oxland, Thomas Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Roskelley, Calvin Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, School of Biomedical Engineering
Robinson, Wendy Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Gadermann, Anne Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine
Yip, Stephen Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Daugaard, Mads Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Chakrabarty, Trisha Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Scott, David Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Weidberg, Hilla Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Kuchenbauer, Florian Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Hematology
Grunau, Brian Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
Kalua, Khumbo Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Law, Michael Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Chi, Kim Nguyen Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Davies, Hugh William Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Murphy, Timothy Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Krahn, Andrew Professor Faculty of Medicine Divisions of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery
Hsiung, Ging-Yuek Robin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Moore, Edwin D Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Leung, Peter C Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Francis, Gordon Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Endocrinology
Oruc, Ipek Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Goldman, Ran Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Masri, Bas Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Raymond, Lynn Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry

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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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