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
Puterman, Eli Associate Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Chamberlain, Sandra Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Blackburn, Carole Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Yodanis, Carrie Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Gillham, David Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Rideout, Elizabeth Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Yee, John Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Regier, Dean Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
McAllister, Murdoch Associate Professor Faculty of Science Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
Scott, Ian Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Lee, Sanghoon Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Waterman, Stephanie Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Norman, Moss Associate Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Kim, Michael Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Wood, Frank Donald Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Routh, Supriya Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Towle, Angela Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medicine
Hoffman, Bradford Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Monteyne, Joseph Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Sarfaty, Galit Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Cheifetz, Rona Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Menkis, Richard Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Walker, Judith Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Salh, Baljinder Singh Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology
Radic, Valentina Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Jenkins, Emily Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Yip, Stephen Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Lehman, Anna Michelle Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Elliott, Alison Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Schanding, Thomas Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Janara, Laura Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Rullmann, Hotze Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Yoon, Florence Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies
Crowe, Sean Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Schleich, Kristin Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Wang Kazun, Siyun Associate Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
Antweiler, Werner Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Aleksejuniene, Jolanta Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Measday, Vivien Associate Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
Street, John Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Cavanaugh, Lisa Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Deer, Glenn Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Lokman, Kees Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Herdman, Anthony Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Dierkes, Julian Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Camp, Pat Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Ngan, Elton Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Harder, Kenneth Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Gill, Hartej Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Lima, Viviane Dias Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases

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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.