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 Rolesort descending Faculty Academic Unit
Drelichman, Mauricio Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Etminan, Mahyar Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Sadatsafavi, Mohsen Associate Professor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Aleksejuniene, Jolanta Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Nunez, Desmond Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Harris, Mark Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Gender, Race, Sex and Social Justice
McAllister, Murdoch Associate Professor Faculty of Science Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
Baron, Andrew Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Geoffrion, Roxana Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Kamat, Vinay Ramnath Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Lo, Kin Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Hohl, Corinne Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
Hall, Kathleen Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Robertson, Leslie Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Loock, Christine Ann Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Aloni, Erez Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Elango, Rajavel Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, School of Population and Public Health
Mathu-Muju, Kavita Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Tokuriki, Nobuhiko Associate Professor Faculty of Science Michael Smith Laboratories, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Wu, Chunhua Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Loutzenheiser, Lisa Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Bettinger, Julie Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Cheifetz, Rona Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Dummer, Trevor Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health
Frelick, Nancy Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Hirst, Martin Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Michael Smith Laboratories
French, William Earl Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Kruk, Edward Andrew Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Social Work
Kershaw, Paul Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine
Yadav, Vikramaditya Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Dahinten, Susan Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Silberman, Lior Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Rhemtulla, Jeanine Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Van Raamsdonk, Catherine Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Britton, Thomas Benjamin Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Weston, Darlene Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Beschastnikh, Ivan Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Al-Kassim, Dina Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English, Institute for Gender, Race, Sex and Social Justice
Scaman, Christine Associate Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
Callison, Candis Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Journalism, Writing, and Media, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
Measday, Vivien Associate Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
Williams, Ian Associate Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Foster, Johan Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Eskelson, Bianca Associate Professor Faculty of Forestry Department of Forest Resources Management
Stevens, Sara Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Jones, Charlotte Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Endocrinology
Devlin, Angela Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Hirsh, Elizabeth Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Ford, Laurie Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Kesler, Roland Lincoln Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies, Department of English

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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.