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
Beasley-Murray, Jon Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Wilkes, Rima Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Gick, Bryan Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Fuller, Sylvia Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
French, William Earl Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Laurin, Kristin Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Huemoeller, Katharine Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies
Squires, Munir Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Palombo, Daniela Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Shariff, Azim Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Kwakkel, Erik Professor Faculty of Arts School of Information
Hunt, Dallas Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Bourges, Antoine Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Guerin, Ayasha Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Yin, Shoufu Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Ayan, Irem Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Raftery, James Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Mathijs, Ernest Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Baron, Andrew Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Cavell, Richard Anthony Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Orbaugh, Sharalyn Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Moss, Laura Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Szkup, Michal Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Main, Jessica Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Chaudhry, Ayesha Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Gender, Race, Sex and Social Justice
Ostwald, Kai Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Department of Political Science
Lee, Nancy Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Medved, Maureen Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Arneil, Barbara Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Jeong, Gyung-Ho Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Taylor, Robert Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Robertson, Leslie Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Lyon, Annabel Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Davis, Wade Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Mole, Christopher Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Gallipoli, Giovanni Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Kemple, Thomas Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Hansson, Gunnar Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Bartha, Paul Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Galea, Liisa Ann Margaret Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Moore, Patrick Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Wood, Jasper Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Snowberg, Erik Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Kerns, Connor Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Thauberger, Althea Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Stickles, Elise Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Silfverberg, Miikka Pietari Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Morris, Leora Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Szabo, Krisztina Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Bain, Kimberly Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures

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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.