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
Morton, David Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Beasley, Clare Louise Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Gordon, Michael Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Alvarez Moreno, Raul Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Guenette, Jordan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Cytrynbaum, Eric Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Wong, Hubert Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Zanotti, Cristina Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Civil Engineering
Pigozzo Manso, Adriana Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Snyder, Jason Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Barr, Alasdair Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Nelson, Harry William Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Field, Thalia Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Blydt-Hansen, Tom Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Iurascu, Ilinca Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies
Regan, William Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Frankel, Adam Associate Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pouladi, Mahmoud Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Bhandar, Brenna Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Hieawy, Ahmed Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry
Lange, Dirk Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
Cornil, Yann Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Ramer, Matthew Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Madison, Kirk Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Ong, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Urologic Sciences
O'Brien, Heather Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Information
Gerofsky, Susan Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Small, Jeff Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Walsh, Shannon Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film
Silverberg, Noah Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Ho, Janice Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Doan, Quynh Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Bedi, Robinder Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Liston, Mary Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Li, Xiaojun Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Loock, Christine Ann Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Khan, Samia Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Lang, Donna Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Zahl, Joshua Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Griesdale, Donald E Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Department of Medicine
Ishiguro, Laura Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Rouse, Robert Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Lee, Christopher Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Lester, Richard Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases
Kramer, John Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Scott, David Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology
Karczmarek, Joanna Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Gill, Jagbir Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Nephrology
Wu, Chunhua Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Santos, Alessandra Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Theatre & Film

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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.