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
Noori, Sofia Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Earle, Bo Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Rysanek, Adam Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Moon, Seok Min Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Korthauer, Keegan Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Statistics
Salamon, Anne Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Farinha Luz, Vitor Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
McCarty, Matthew Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies
Chritz, Kendra Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Huemoeller, Katharine Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies
Vijayaraghavan, Rajesh Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Orr, Patrick Scott Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Schwartz, Naomi Beth Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Saggio, Raffaele Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Hay, Kevin Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Hematology
Yi, Kwang Moo Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Rosin, Jessica Assistant Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Cooke, Ilsa Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Ponga de la Torre, Mauricio Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Huot, Suzanne Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Ciernia, Annie Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Turner, Hannah Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Information
Daniels, Megan Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies
Orsi, Anais Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Hammerly, Christopher Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Yu, Lingtao Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Sajjadiani, Sima Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Loss, Cristiano Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Peihani, Maziar Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
d'Arcy, Mitch Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Parker, Seth Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Munoz, Joaquin Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Parra, Alvaro Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Stefanska, Barbara Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
Milloy, Michael-John Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Aids
Bloem-Reddy, Benjamin Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Statistics
Makris, Georgios Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Cornelis, Jean Thomas Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applied Biology
Potter, Andrew Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Zanotti, Cristina Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Havaei, Farinaz Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Zuo, Mila Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Munro, Sarah Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Paat, Joseph Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Leavitt, Sarah Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Yang, Tianxi Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
Cloth, Allison Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Goldbach, Toby Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Sakakibara, Brodie Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
McCracken, Rita Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice

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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.