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 ascending Faculty Academic Unit
Ramer, Matthew Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Robinson, Dylan Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Madison, Kirk Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Ong, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Lester, Richard Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases
Kramer, John Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Whittaker, Jacqueline Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Karczmarek, Joanna Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Gill, Jagbir Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Nephrology
Wu, Chunhua Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Santos, Alessandra Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Whitton, Jeannette Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Botany
Davis, Noelle Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Stirling, Peter Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Liu, David Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology, School of Biomedical Engineering
Barker, Shaun Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Griesdale, Donald E Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Department of Medicine
Ishiguro, Laura Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Rouse, Robert Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Lee, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Mallipeddi, Ramesh Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Brondani, Mario Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Cresswell, Silke Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Bredin, Shannon Associate Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Ortiz Molina, Hernan Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Finance
Roecker, Inge Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Lau, Anthony K Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Miller, Bradley Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Rubin, Julia Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Jevitt, Cecilia Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Fisher, Kevin Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies
Steel, Daniel Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Mickelson, Karin Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Porto, Nuno Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Anger, Suzy Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Anderson, Scott Allen Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Riseman, Andrew Associate Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applied Biology
Law, Hedy Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Virji-Babul, Naznin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Mizumoto, Kota Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Charles, Grant Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Social Work
Hastie, Bethany Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Roeser, Dominik Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Sawatzky, Bonita Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Dalziel, Pamela Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Summers, Alexander Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Kamat, Vinay Ramnath Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Mchale, Melissa Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Bernatchez, Pascal Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Milner, Valery Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy

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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.