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
Jarus, Tal Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Sinclair, Chadwick Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Nicolaou, Savvakis Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Kojevnikov, Alexei Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Norenzayan, Ara Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
de Angelis, Franco Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies
Ortner, Christoph Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Pante, Nelly Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Pailer, Gaby Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies
Hodgson, Elizabeth Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English
Cundiff, Geoffrey Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Dechaine, Rose-Marie Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Leipsic, Jonathon Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology, Divisions of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery
Olson, James Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Margolis, Eric Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Martone, Patrick Professor Faculty of Science Department of Botany
Otto, Sarah Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Chua, Romeo Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Wright, Handel Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Chia, Stephen K.L. Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Avramidis, Stavros Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Wood Science
Macdonald, Christopher Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Testa, Carlo Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Ollivier-Gooch, Carl Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Naus, Monika Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Lansdorp, Peter Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Dell, Sharon Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Jones, David Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Fitzgerald, Mark Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Respiratory Medicine
Christensen, Villy Professor Faculty of Science Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
Manges, Amee Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Pratt, Geraldine Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Metzer, David Professor Faculty of Arts School of Music
Klein, Bern Professor Faculty of Applied Science Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering
MacLachlan, Mark Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Lui, Harvey Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Dermatology & Skin Science
Oberlander, Timothy Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, School of Population and Public Health
Beauchamp, Mark Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Thorne, Sally Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Kunst, Ljerka Professor Faculty of Science Department of Botany
Pang, Catherine C Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Devine, Dana Virginia Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Kobor, Michael Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Krems, Roman Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Hodges, Nicola Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Wylie, Alison Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy
Mesbah, Ali Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Loo, Tina Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Groat, Lee Professor Faculty of Science Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Condon, Patrick Michael Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture

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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.