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
Orr, Patrick Scott Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Strategy and Business Economics
Loss, Cristiano Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Zhou, Yang-Yang Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Gerrie, Alina Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Beck, Sara Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Clark, Drew Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Hutchison, Camden Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Valencia Caicedo, Felipe Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Ciernia, Annie Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Hung, Lillian Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Borduas-Dedekind, Nadine Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
McDougall, Scott Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Vijayaraghavan, Rajesh Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Sajjadiani, Sima Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Havaei, Farinaz Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Kroc, Edward Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Montwe, David Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Reilly, Patrick Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Kadir, Aynur Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
Gaynor, Kaitlyn Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology, Department of Botany
Anglesio, Michael Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Bloem-Reddy, Benjamin Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Statistics
Black, Alexis Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Weber, Alexander Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Forde, Shawn Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Mitchell-Foster, Sheona Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Bennett, Erica Assistant Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Hach, Faraz Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Ahmed, Anwar Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Pareles, Mo Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Yu, Lingtao Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Gaertner, David Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
Park, Yongjin Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Department of Statistics
Szkup, Michal Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Besserer, Floyd Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
Barbeito Sanchez, Ignacio Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Hayat, Zahra Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Rysanek, Adam Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Sakakibara, Brodie Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
McCracken, Rita Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Margulis, Matias Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Kuo, Calvin Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering
Reid, Andrea Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
Yeung, Ira Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Piechocki, Katharina Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Huemoeller, Katharine Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies
Germain, Rachel Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Bryce, Benjamin Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Kim, Eric Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Clifford, Amanda Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering

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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.