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".

Namesort descending Role Faculty Academic Unit
Grzybowski, Stefan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Gsponer, Joerg Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Michael Smith Laboratories
Gu, Xiong Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Guenette, Jordan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Guerin, Ayasha Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Guhn, Martin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine
Gulati, Sumeet Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food and Resource Economics
Gunderson, Lee Paul Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Gurstein, Penelope Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning
Gustafson, Paul Professor Faculty of Science Department of Statistics
Gustafson, Stephen James Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Gusterson, Hugh Phillimore Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Guy, Robert Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Guy, Pierre Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Guy-Bray, Stephen Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Gyenge, Elod Lajos Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Haapasalo, Markus Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Haas, Kurt Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, School of Biomedical Engineering
Haase, Kristen Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Haber, Eldad Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Hacihaliloglu, Ilker Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Hackett, Tillie-Louise Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Hafeli, Urs Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Hagerman, Shannon Marie Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Hakkinen, Lari Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Hall, David Geoffrey Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Hall, Kathleen Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Hallam, Steven Professor Faculty of Science Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Hallas, Alannah Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Hallensleben, Markus Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies
Halpern, Mark Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Hameed, Morad Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Hamel, Keith Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Hamelin, Richard Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Hamlin, Kiley Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Hamm, Corey Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Hammerly, Christopher Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Han, Sandrine Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Hancock, Robert E Professor Faculty of Science Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Handy, Todd Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Haney, Cara Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Hanley, Gillian Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Hanser, Amy Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Hanser, Jessica Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Hansson, Gunnar Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Harder, Kenneth Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Hardisty, David Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Hare, Jan Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Harley, Christopher Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
Harrigan, Richard Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Aids

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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.