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
Brunham, Liam Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of General Internal Medicine
Park, Kyung Ae Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Geoffrion, Roxana Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Taubert, Stefan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Cox, Daniel Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Lucyshyn, Joseph Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Rieger, Caroline Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies
Reilly, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Lynn, Francis Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery, School of Biomedical Engineering
Geller, Josie Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Moukhles, Hakima Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Mahtani, Minelle Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Gender, Race, Sex and Social Justice
Saylor, Joel Edward Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Leslie, Sabrina Associate Professor Faculty of Science Michael Smith Laboratories, Department of Physics & Astronomy
Rusk, Bruce Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Shin, Leo Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History, Department of Asian Studies
Yong, Paul Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Ahenakew, Cash Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Ollivier, Rachel Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Jovel, Eduardo Associate Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applied Biology
West, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Wilson, Eric Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Lazrak, Ali Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Tran, Martino Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning
LeMoult, Joelle Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Knight, Vicki Floyd Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Hanser, Jessica Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Gilbert, Mark Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Rowley, Susan Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology
Girard, Jonathan Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Adriasola Munoz, Ignacio Alberto Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Callison, Candis Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Journalism, Writing, and Media, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
Ayas, Najib Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Critical Care Medicine
Bena, Jan Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Ryan, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Liu, Wenying Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Marinova-Todd, Stefka Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Shan, Hongxia Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Bournot-Trites, Monique Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Neumann, Oliver Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Cox, Michael Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Roland, Elke Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Webb, P. Taylor Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Baier, Gerald Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Severs, Jeffrey Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Barbic, Skye Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Aloni, Erez Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Henderson, Sarah Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
McNeilly, Kevin Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Salgirli, Saygin Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory

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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.