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

 
Namesort descending Role Faculty Academic Unit
Hirsh, Elizabeth Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Hirst, Martin Professor Faculty of Science Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Michael Smith Laboratories
Hnatkovska, Viktoriya Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Ho, Kendall Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
Ho, Vincent Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Dermatology & Skin Science
Ho, Janice Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Hoang, Nguyen Phong Assistant Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Hodges, Nicola Professor Faculty of Education School of Kinesiology
Hodgson, Elizabeth Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Hodgson, Antony Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Hoegg, Jo Andrea Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Marketing and Behavioural Science
Hoffman, Bradford Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Hoffmann, Florian Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Hoffmann, Alexandra Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Asian Studies
Hofri-Winogradow, Adam Associate Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law
Hohl, Corinne Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
Holmes, Reid Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Holmes-Cerfon, Miranda Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Holsti, Liisa Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Holt, Robert Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics, Department of Psychiatry
Holuszko, Maria Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering
Honer, William Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Honey, Christopher Richard Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Hoodless, Pamela Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics, School of Biomedical Engineering
Hooper, Michael Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning
Hopewell, Kristen Professor Faculty of Arts School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Hopkins, Vincent Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Hopkinson, Nalo Professor Faculty of Arts School of Creative Writing
Hoppmann, Christiane Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology
Horwitz, Marc Professor Faculty of Science Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Howard, Fuchsia Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Howe, Leann Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Howe, Tami Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Hsiung, Ging-Yuek Robin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Neurology
Hu, Alan Professor Faculty of Science Department of Computer Science
Huan, Tao Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Huberman, Isabella Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Hubley, Anita Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Huddart, Emily Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology
Hudson, Peter Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Hudson, Zachary Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Hudson Kam, Carla Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Linguistics
Huebner, Kurt Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Huemoeller, Katharine Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies
Huemoeller, James Assistant Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Huh, Tim Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Operations and Logistics
Hummel, Calla Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Hung, Lillian Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Hunt, Michael Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Hunt, Brian Associate Professor Faculty of Science Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries

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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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