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 facult 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
Mickelson, Karin Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Wu, Chunhua Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Al-Kassim, Dina Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English, Institute for Gender, Race, Sex and Social Justice
Scaman, Christine Associate Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
Johnston, Darlene Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Rieger, Caroline Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies
Ortiz Molina, Hernan Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Smukler, Sean Associate Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applied Biology
Pennell, Matthew Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Abrutyn, Seth Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Gopalakrishnan, Sathish Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Currie, Leanne Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Blackburn, Carole Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Dalziel, Pamela Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Yadav, Vikramaditya Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Shekhar, Sudip Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Mizumoto, Kota Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Meyboom, Annalisa Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
So, Alan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Ducharme, Michel Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Yu, Henry Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Moukhles, Hakima Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Lehman, Anna Michelle Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Drew, Yvette Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Accili, Eric Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Goble, Scott Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Marinova-Todd, Stefka Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Main, Jessica Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Lester, Richard Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases
Cibere, Jolanda Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Rheumatology
Bratiotis, Christiana Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Social Work
Moran, Patrick Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Moss, Margaret Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Rauscher, Alexander Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Kamat, Vinay Ramnath Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Jones, Charlotte Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Endocrinology
Devlin, Angela Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Nagata, K Wayne Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
O'Donnell, Maureen Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Roy, Marina Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Elliott, Alison Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Yachie, Nozomu Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering
McGowan, Sharon Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Elfring, Gwynn Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Du, Caigan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Han, Sandrine Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Sims Gould, Joan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Hanser, Amy Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Perla, Jesse Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Ballarin, Roberta Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy

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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.