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
McKeown, Martin Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Chung, Stephen Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Sanatani, Shubhayan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Taylor, Steven Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Mortenson, Ben Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Grunau, Ruth V Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Koehoorn, Mieke Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Krajden, Mel Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Pavlidis, Paul Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, Michael Smith Laboratories
Beristain, Alexander Guillermo Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Laher, Ismail Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Miran-Khan, Karim Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice, School of Kinesiology
Simpson, Elizabeth Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Goldenberg, S Larry Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Mayor, Thibault Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Michael Smith Laboratories
Sin, Donald Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Tsang, Teresa Professor Faculty of Medicine Divisions of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery
Schwarz, Stephan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Maxwell, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Van Allen, Margot Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Shadgan, Babak Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Scott, David Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Ti, Lianping Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Social Medicine
Liu, David Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology, School of Biomedical Engineering
Glegg, Stephanie Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Zwicker, Jill Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Kieffer, Tim Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, School of Biomedical Engineering
Lange, Philipp Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Wilson, David Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Bassett, Ken Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Newton, Christie Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Rauscher, Alexander Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Luciani, Dan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Dormuth, Colin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Webb, John Professor Faculty of Medicine Divisions of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery
Burgess, Michael Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health, Department of Medical Genetics
Brown, Kelly Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Field, Thalia Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Schreiber, William Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Mancini, John Professor Faculty of Medicine Divisions of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery
Sorensen, Poul Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Fisher, Charles Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Oberlander, Timothy Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, School of Population and Public Health
Traboulsee, Tony Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Etminan, Mahyar Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Langlois, Sylvie Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Kelleher, Dermot Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology
Turvey, Stuart Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Pelech, Steven Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Hameed, Morad Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery

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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.