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
Tseng, Michelle Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Botany, Department of Zoology
Giang, Amanda Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Schmidt, Julia Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Gelinas-Lemaire, Vincent Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Amijee, Fatema Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Hung, Lillian Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Boyd, Jade Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Aids
Scholes, Rachel Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Aziz, Arslan Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Hallas, Alannah Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Musto, Michela Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Starling, Dan Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Bostanci, Gorkem Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Himsworth, Chelsea Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Thauberger, Althea Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Cragg, Jacquelyn Assistant Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Vila-Rodriguez, Fidel Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Baldauf, Markus Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Weijs, Steven Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Rideout, Elizabeth Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Weber, Alexander Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Jacobs, Sara Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Nikolakis, William Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Oberle, Eva Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine
Clough, David Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Salfi, Joseph Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Protopopova, Alexandra Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applied Biology
Leitch, Duncan Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Hwang, Il Myoung Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Matthew, Ian Assistant Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Zhou, Mi Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Pasquier, Thomas Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Hacihaliloglu, Ilker Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Pohl-Weary, Emily Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Zimmerman, Naomi Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Nolan, Seonaid Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Aids
Kuo, Calvin Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering
Borduas-Dedekind, Nadine Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Kaushal, Asha Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Whitney, Valerie Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Hermon, Jonathan Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Nygaard, Haakon Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Holuszko, Maria Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering
Nakamura, Fuyubi Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Orell, Julia Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Troeung, Y-Dang Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Rosen, David Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
Deering, Kathleen Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Aids
Skoulakis, Georgios Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Osborne, Lisa Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Microbiology & Immunology

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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.