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
Schulz, Martin Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Nardizzi, Vin Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Hoffmann, Florian Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Wang, Tongli Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Vanwynsberghe, Robert Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Mui, Alice Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Qian, Yue Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Kim, Michael Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Schaffer, Paul Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Kim, Christine Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Soules, Matthew Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Krzic, Maja Associate Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applied Biology, Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Lee, Nancy Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Hohl, Corinne Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
Lemieux, Victoria Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Information
Ervin, Ruth Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Virji-Babul, Naznin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Lefaivre, Kelly Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Kolind, Shannon Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Lima, Viviane Dias Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases
Regier, Dean Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Kim, Amy Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Scott, David Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Liu, Wenying Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Baines, Erin Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Sly, Laura Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Callison, Candis Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Journalism, Writing, and Media, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
Mooney, Patrick Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Lyon, Annabel Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Milner, Valery Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Shahnaz, Navid Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Cavanaugh, Lisa Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Schaeffer, David Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Ellis, Jason Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Cohen Freue, Gabriela Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Statistics
Begley, Joy Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Jenstad, Lorienne Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Price, Morgan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Lockwood, William Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Speller, Camilla Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Hooper, Michael Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning
Dick, Alexander Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Chan, Jennifer Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Brussoni, Mariana Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, School of Population and Public Health
Firkins, Jacqueline Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Nguyen, Caroline Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Wood, Frank Donald Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Schuetz, Christian Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Rowley, Susan Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Lo, Kin Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems

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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.