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
Whitney, Valerie Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Hermon, Jonathan Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Cornil, Yann Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Orsi, Anais Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Hammerly, Christopher Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Himsworth, Chelsea Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
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
Fisher, Kevin Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies
Parker, Seth Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
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
Clough, David Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Teves, Sheila Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
McIver, Jess Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Tu, Qingshi Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Marshall, Hallie Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Briggs, Marlene Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Hickey, Kenneth Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Coil, Jeffrey Martin Assistant Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Cornelis, Jean Thomas Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applied Biology
Potter, Andrew Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Pohl-Weary, Emily Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Jurkevics, Anna Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Nesbitt, Lorien Assistant Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Moe, Jessica Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
Bouchard, Marie-Eve Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Daniels, Michael Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Velenosi, Thomas Assistant Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Sherpa, Pasang Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
Oberle, Eva Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine
Gladwin, Derek Assistant Professor Faculty of Education Department of Language & Literacy Education
Bowman, William Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Agarwal, Isha Assistant Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Ju, Myeong Jin Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, School of Biomedical Engineering
Connolly, James John Timothy Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning
Dadugblor, Stephen Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts School of Journalism, Writing, and Media
Orell, Julia Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Ye, Ziliang Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Harriman, David Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Vujosevic, Tijana Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
White, Rachel Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Norris, Samuel Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Haji, Faizal Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Kaushal, Asha Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Pratap Singh, Anubhav Assistant Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
Bailey, C. D. Alison Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Knox, Sara Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography

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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.