Research Supervisors

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The supervisor is the key person in a thesis-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 thesis 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 "Thesis Supervision".

Advice on how to reach out to supervisors

 
Name Role Facultysort ascending Academic Unit
Matsubara, Joanne Aiko Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Gourlay, William Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Simpson, Elizabeth Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Honey, Christopher Richard Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Lim, Chinten James Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Gregory-Evans, Kevin Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Luo, Honglin Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Taylor, David Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Lockwood, William Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Nolan, Seonaid Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Social Medicine
Boyd, Jade Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Social Medicine
Lack, Nathan Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Gao, Zu-Hua Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Nappi, Lucia Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Vidler, Marianne Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Lunken, Genelle Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Lange, Dirk Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Av-Gay, Yossef Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Hanley, Gillian Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Krausz, Reinhard Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Tang, Tricia Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Endocrinology
Cox, Susan Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Meneilly, Graydon Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Geriatric Medicine
Grzybowski, Stefan Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Murphy, Timothy Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Quandt, Jacqueline Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
McKay, Heather Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice, Department of Orthopaedics
Backman, Catherine Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Wang, Yuzhuo Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Gregory-Evans, Cheryl Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Camp, Pat Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Norman, Wendy Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Bettinger, Julie Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Cheung, Karen Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Bryan, Stirling Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Freeman, Hugh James Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology
Loock, Christine Ann Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Virji-Babul, Naznin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Churg, Andrew Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Miran-Khan, Karim Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice, School of Kinesiology
Chia, Stephen K.L. Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Silver, David Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Yeung, Sonia Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
O'Connor, Timothy Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Lee, Agnes Yuet Ying Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Hematology
So, Alan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Regan, William Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Kolind, Shannon Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Loewen, Christopher Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Sadar, Marianne Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

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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.
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