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 facult 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".

Namesort descending Role Faculty Academic Unit
Fuller, Sylvia Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Fulton, Bruce Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Gadermann, Anne Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine
Gaertner, David Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
Gagnon, Olivia Michiko Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Galea, Liisa Ann Margaret Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Galla, Candace Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
Gallipoli, Giovanni Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Garbi, Rafeef Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Garbuz, Donald Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Garcia, Ronald Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Gardiner, Robert Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Gardner, Gregg Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies
Garlappi, Lorenzo Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Garnis, Catherine Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Garrett, Bernard Mark Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Gaston, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Gates, Derek Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Gay, Colin Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Gaynor, Erin Professor Faculty of Science Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Gelinas-Lemaire, Vincent Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Geller, Josie Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Geoffrion, Roxana Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gergel, Sarah Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Germain, Rachel Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Gerofsky, Susan Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Gerrie, Alina Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Hematology
Ghahary, Aziz Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Ghaziani, Amin Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Ghebremusse, Sara Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Ghioca, Dragos Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Ghoussoub, Nassif Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Giaever, Guri Associate Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Giammarino, Ronald Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Giang, Amanda Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Giaschi, Deborah Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Gibson, Lindsay Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Gibson, William Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Gick, Bryan Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Gilbert, Mark Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Gill, Sharlene Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Gill, John Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Nephrology
Gill, Jagbir Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Nephrology
Gill, Hartej Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Gillen, David Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Gillham, David Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Girard, Jonathan Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Girling, Cynthia Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Gladman, Brett Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Gladwin, Derek Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education

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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.