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 Role Facultysort ascending Academic Unit
Benard, Francois Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Bassett, Ken Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Yong, Paul Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Brubacher, Jeffrey Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
Campbell, Kristin Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Scott, Ian Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Cox, Michael Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Garbuz, Donald Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Illes, Judy Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Bettinger, Julie Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Gill, Sharlene Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Cheifetz, Rona Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Duronio, Vincent Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Mikelberg, Frederick Samuel Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Sutherland, Jason Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Harris, Kevin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Vallance, Bruce Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Barton, Jason Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Chia, Stephen K.L. Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Pang, Catherine C Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Rideout, Elizabeth Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Devine, Dana Virginia Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Webber, Eric Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Kobor, Michael Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Geller, Josie Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Bowie, William Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases
Ryerson, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Oberle, Eva Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine
Robillard, Julie Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Berman, Peter Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Deering, Kathleen Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Aids
Black, Alexis Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Gerrie, Alina Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Hematology
Boyd, Jade Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Aids
Lack, Nathan Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Greyson, Devon Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Loucks, Catrina Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Road, Jeremy Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Krausz, Reinhard Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Kwon, Janice Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Phang, P Terence Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Davies, Hugh William Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Harrigan, Paul Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Aids
Pettersen, Jacqueline Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Boyd, Lara Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Meloche, Mark Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Leavitt, Blair Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Brooks, Donald Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Department of Chemistry
Quon, Bradley Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Holsti, Liisa Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy

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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.