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 ascending Academic Unit
Garbuz, Donald Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Kitson, Clifford Neil Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Dermatology & Skin Science
MacLure, Malcolm Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Dedhar, Shoukat Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Sutherland, Jason Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
MacNeily, Andrew Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Karsan, Aly Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Kassam, Rosemin Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Kerr, Thomas Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Social Medicine
Allard, Michael Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Guenette, Jordan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Gibson, William Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Savage, Kerry Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Strynadka, Natalie Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Regan, William Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Taylor, David Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Wong, Hubert Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Pouladi, Mahmoud Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Shahriari, Dena Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics, School of Biomedical Engineering
Leung, Janice Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Wiens, Matthew Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Blanke, Philipp Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Zhou, Lily Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Lange, Dirk Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Hayden, Michael Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Spiegel, Jerry Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Kwon, Janice Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Prior, Jerilynn Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Endocrinology
Shaw, Christopher Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Doan, Quynh Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Hackett, Tillie-Louise Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Vogl, A Wayne Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Vedam, Saraswathi Professor Faculty of Medicine Midwifery Program
Taubert, Stefan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Yong, Paul Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Kissoon, Niranjan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Schultz, Kirk Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Wasserman, Wyeth Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Li, Linda Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Gonzalez-Montaner, Julio Sergio Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases
Huntsman, David Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Ong, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Carlsten, Christopher Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Freeman, Hugh James Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology
Loock, Christine Ann Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
West, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Mikelberg, Frederick Samuel Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Marra, Marco Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Steidl, Christian Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Reilly, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics

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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.