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 Role Facultysort descending Academic Unit
Baldwin, Susan Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Mohseni, Madjid Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Fujita, Mari Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
MacPhee, Maura Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Maijer, Daan Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Laval, Bernard Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Roehr, Daniel Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Bacca, Mattia Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Wu, Lyndia Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Hooper, Michael Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning
Banthia, Nemkumar Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Rohling, Robert Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Isaacson, Michael Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Fedorova, Alexandra Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Dumont, Guy A Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Leung, Cyril Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Jelovica, Jasmin Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering
Swei, Omar Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Salfi, Joseph Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Vujosevic, Tijana Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Zou, Zhengbo Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Li, Xiaoxiao Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Bigazzi, Alex Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Lokman, Kees Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Saewyc, Elizabeth Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Poole, Warren Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Howard, Fuchsia Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Madiseh, Ali Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering
Rubin, Julia Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Zimmerman, Naomi Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Low, Margaret Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning
Rojas, Orlando Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, Department of Wood Science
Hill, Jane Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Shahrad, Mohammad Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Rahmani, Mona Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Abdulai, Abdul-Fatawu Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Wang, Zhen Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Englezos, Petros Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Stevens, Sara Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Herrington, Susan Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Ma, Hongshen Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Campbell, Suzanne Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Wong, Sabrina Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Michelson, David Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Takahata, Kenichi Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Jenkins, Emily Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Jin, Xiao Liang Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Campbell, Heather Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning
Upham, David Chester Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Carey, Trevor Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering

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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.